Project Description

ISO 14001 EMS Certification – Key to organizational sustainability and commitment to healthy society
環境管理體系認證 – 組織可持續發展的前提、對健康社會的承諾

Since its publication in 1996, more than 150,000 organizations world-wide have an implemented and certified management system according to ISO14001. This increasing popularity demonstrates that any organization or business sector can benefit from the positive impact. Due to their own positive experiences, many ISO 14001 certified companies are asking their suppliers for this kind of certification in turn, particularly in the area of automotive supply.

On account of the standard’s compatibility with ISO 9001 (quality management), an increasing number of organizations choose to implement integrated management systems, in order to take advantage of the synergies. Environmental, quality, and occupational health and safety management systems (BS OHSAS 18001) are fundamental tools of corporate management; their use demonstrates acceptance of responsibility, and the intention to prevent the waste of resources.

ISO 14001自1996年公告以來,全球已超過150,000間公司實行與驗證此管理系統。由此受歡迎的程度得以證明企業大眾可從其中獲得利益,因此許多通過ISO 14001認證的公司同步要求其供應商亦需取得ISO 14001認證。

由於ISO 14001與ISO 9001之間的一致性,越來越多公司選擇將此兩套管理系統合併執行與認證。品質、環境、職業安全健康這三個管理體系成為公司管理的基本方法並且可釐清責任的歸屬與預防資源的浪費。

Primary Changes to ISO 14001:2015 主要變化點
    • Adoption of High Level Structure
    • Increased requirements for top management commitment and involvement.
    • Emphasis on risk-based thinking
    • Need to understand the context of the organization, the needs and expectations and requirements of interested parties
    • Consideration of a life cycle perspective
    • Increased flexibility on the use of documentation

THE MAIN CONTENT CHANGES IN DETAIL:

Clause 4 “Context of the organization” was included as a completely new clause. It requires a better and more strategic understanding of all the factors affecting the way organizations manage their environmental responsibilities. The organization shall determine external and internal issues that are relevant to its purpose and that affect its ability to achieve the intended outcome of its environmental management system. It shall identify the interested parties that are relevant to the environmental management system, as well as their relevant needs and expectations.

Clause 5 “Leadership” recognizes that leadership commitment is critical for the implementation of an EMS, and, in consequence, confirms that the implementation of the EMS is the full responsibility of top management. It requires much more commitment, responsiveness, support and communication from the top management level of an organization. Top management will be expected to ensure that the environmental policy and environmental objectives are established and are compatible with the strategic direction and the context of the organization.

Clause 6 “Planning” requires now, similar to the new requirements of the revised ISO 9001 and in line with the new High Level Structure, that the organization determines the risks associated with threats and opportunities that need to be addressed. The new risk approach covers also the specific requirement for preventive action. In addition to the already existing requirements regarding significant environmental aspects, the clause is now also more specific regarding legal and other requirements related to the environmental aspects, addressing them as “compliance obligations”. Planning also requires the establishment of environmental objectives at relevant functions and levels, taking into account the organization’s significant environmental aspects and applicable requirements and compliance obligations as well as the risk associated with threats and opportunities. When defining the objectives, the organization shall consider its technological options and financial, its operational and business requirements and make sure that the objectives are measurable (when practicable).

Clause 7 “Support” will not include new requirements but is a bit more prescriptive in relation to resource, competence awareness and especially to the required internal and external communication which shall be more appropriate, transparent and reliable.

Clause 8 “Operations” requires now – consistent with a life cycle perspective – the consideration of the value chain that impacts the environmental management system and the control of changes and outsourced processes. It is also more prescriptive in relation to emergency preparedness and response.

Clause 9 “Performance evaluation” now includes in a single new clause and in line with the new High Level Structure several already existing requirements from the current version of ISO 14001, including monitoring, measurement, analysis, evaluation of environmental performance, evaluation of compliance, internal audits and management review.

Clause 10 “Improvement” contains the current non-conformity and corrective action clause but is more structured and more demanding in relation to the consideration of nonconformities and the resulting actions.

IMPACT FOR CERTIFIED ORGANIZATIONS:

ISO 14001 has provided an effective framework for environmental management since 1996 and the revised version will advance the concept of continual improvement in environmental performance. Although the structure will be changed and some requirements will be added or become more prescriptive, many parts remain without significant changes. Nevertheless it is recommend to monitor the revision process and to identify potential need for changes. DQS can give appropriate support through gap analyses and training regarding the new and/or changed requirements.

After publishing the ISO 14001:2015 standard in 2015, a 3-year transition period has ended on Sep 15, 2018.

Important Updates to EMS related Regulations in Mainland China 中國大陸環保法規重要更新

國務院:生產安全事故應急條例

《生產安全事故應急條例》已經在2019年2月由國務院發布,自2019年4月1日起施行。

該條例依據《安全生產法》和《突發事件應對法》而製定,對生產安全事故應急體制、應急準備、現場應急救援及相應法律責任等內容提出了規範和要求。

其中特別強調了重點生產經營單位的職責。重點生產經營單位是指一些高風險行業,包括易燃易爆物品、危險化學品等危險物品的生產、經營、儲存、運輸單位,礦山、金屬冶煉、城市軌道交通運營、建築施工單位,以及賓館、商場等人員密集場所經營單位。

重點生產經營單位的安全事故應急救援預案必須備案並向社會公佈;至少每半年組織1次應急救援預案演練;建立應急救援隊伍、配備必要的救援物資,並進行經常性維護保養。

其中危險物品的生產、經營、儲存、運輸單位以及礦山、金屬冶煉、城市軌道交通運營、建築施工單位應當建立應急值班制度,配備應急值班人員。

其它的生產經營單位應當針對本單位的情況,制定相應的生產安全事故應急救援預案並適時修訂,並向本單位從業人員公佈。

詳細要求請查詢國務院發文:000014349/2019-00017。

 

生態環境部、國家衛生健康委員會:《有毒有害大氣污染物名錄》(2018年)

此名錄是對應新修訂的《大氣污染防治法》第七十八條的要求而製定。此次第一批名錄包括11種(類)污染物,含6種揮發性有機污染物(VOCs),5種(類)重金屬和類金屬及其化合物

有毒有害大氣污染物名錄(2018年)

序號污染物
1二氯甲烷
2甲醛
3三氯甲烷
4三氯乙烯
5四氯乙烯
6乙醛
7鎘及其化合物
8鉻及其化合物
9汞及其化合物
10鉛及其化合物
11砷及其化合物

 

環評單位資質

2018年12月29日,中國對《環境影響評價法》作出修改,取消了建設項目環境影響評價資質行政許可事項。根據生態環境部2019年1月19日的發文(公告2019年第2號),在建設項目環境影響報告書(表)編制的監管辦法和能力建設指南等配套文件制定完成前,過渡期的有關工作要求包括(但不限於)以下要點:

  • 自2019年1月19日起,《建設項目環境影響評價資質管理辦法》和《關於發佈〈建設項目環境影響評價資質管理辦法〉配套文件的公告》即行廢止;
  • 按技術能力,建設單位可自行或委託技術單位為其編制環境影響報告書(表);
  • 編制單位的編制主持人和主要編制人員應當是取得環境影響評價工程師職業資格的全職工作人員;
  • 編制單位將環境影響報告書(表)、相關支持資料、及批復文件存檔。

 

排汙申報登記

根據生態環境部2018年8月22日的發文(環監函[2018]102號),對一些與排汙申報登記有關的問題做出澄清說明:

  • 《環境保護法》(2014年修訂)、《大氣污染防治法》(2015年修訂)、《水污染防治法》(2017年修正) 三部現行法律中均刪除了排汙申報登記的有關規定;
  • 《環境保護稅法》(2018年起實施) 十七條規定“自本法施行之日起,依照本法規定徵收環境保護稅,不再徵收排汙費”;
  • 現行《中華人民共和國環境噪聲污染防治法》(1996年)、《中華人民共和國固體廢物污染防治法》(2016年修正) 中仍有排汙申報登記的相關規定。

Related Training Courses | 相關培訓課程

The courses include ISO 14001 Internal Auditor, Lead Auditor, etc.
課程包括ISO 14001內審員、主任審核員等。

Related Important Posts | 相關重要發佈

Transition to ISO 14001:2015 升級轉換

DQS Compact featuring ISO14001:2015 新概念淺析

Go for ISO Certifications with Support by TVP  借助[科技卷]獲取ISO 認證

Benefits 益處:

  • improve their operational environmental protection
    有效實施公司環境保護政策
  • achieve legal certainty through systematic observation of relevant environmental regulations
    有系統地符合法規要求
  • reduce environmental risks 減少環境風險
  • realize cost savings by way of systematic and proactive thought and action
    培養員工認同與支持
  • foster employee identification, motivation and commitment
    增加公眾、客戶、政府、銀行、保險商對公司的信心
  • enhance their image and competitive ability – both nationally and internationally
    強化企業內外形象與競爭力

Why DQS 爲什麼選擇DQS?

  • After issuing Germany’s 1st ISO 9001 certificate in 1986, DQS has globally certified 58,000+client sites.
    DQS在1986年頒發了德國的第一張ISO 9001證書後,至今為全球58,000多個場地提供了認證;
  • DQS certificates are widely accredited and well recognized worldwide.
    DQS證書在國際上得到廣泛認可;
  • DQS is one of the founders of and the sole CB of Germany as member of IQNet.
    DQS是國際認證聯盟的創始方之一也是來自德國的唯一認證機構成員;
    DQS members have issued appx. 1/4 of management system certificates in the world. DQS clients can benefit from multi-recognition between members.
    IQNet成員發行了世界上大約1/4的管理體系認證證書,DQS的客戶可以得益於IQNet成員之間的互認和合作;
  • DQS is 1st Certification Body in Germany accredited by TGA (now DakkS) for ISO 9001 certification.
    DQS是德國第一家獲得TGA(現在的DakkS)認可提供ISO 9001 認證的機構;
  • DQS is 1st Certification Body accredited by IATF for ISO/TS 16949 in the world.
    DQS是世界上第一家獲得IATF認可提供ISO/TS 16949認證的機構;
  • DQS issued the 1st IRIS railway certificate in the world.
    DQS發行了世界上第一張IRIS軌道交通管理體系證書;
  • DQS has a large number of professionalauditors across the globe;
    DQS的專業審核員遍佈世界各地;
  • DQS has professional auditors with proficiency in environment and OHS related regulations in HK, Macau, and Mainland China.
    DQS配備熟知香港、澳門、和中國內地環保和職安健法規的專業審核員;
  • DQS-HK is one of certification bodies recognized by Environmental Protection Dept (EPD) of Hong Hong Government. DQS-HK是香港政府環保署認可的認證機構之一。

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