ISO 14000 Guide: The New International Environmental Management Standards

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Meet a higher environmental standard with ISO 14000. First ISO 9000 set the international standard for quality. Now ISO 14000 sets an equal standard for environmental compliance--moving beyond mere legal requirements to demand organizations actively manager every environmental aspect of their operations, products, and services. In ISO 14000 Guide, Joseph Cascio--a lead developer of ISO 14000--and environmental management experts Gayle Woodside and Phillip Mitchell arm you with an instant primer to ISO 14000's rationale, importance, and implementation. Step by step they show you how to achieve ISO 14000 recognition. . .forge a workable environmental policy. . .set targets. . .monitor, audit, and correct the program. . .and more. You also get a self-assessment tool, a sample environmental management system manual, and other hands-on resources.

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Everything you need to know about ISO 14000! The International Standards Organization--most recently noted for its ISO 9000 quality standards--has now embarked on developing international environmental management standards, termed "ISO 14000," in the areas of environmental auditing, environmental performance evaluation, environmental labeling, life-cycle assessment, and other environmental areas. The ISO 14000 Guide will help you understand what these standards are and what they mean for your business. ISO 14000 standards will revolutionize environmental protection worldwide over the next decade. In particular, ISO 140001--the environmental management system standard--will shift the regulatory paradigm from one of coercion to one of cooperation and agreement. Written by expert practioners with intimate knowledge of all of the ISO 14000 standards, this essential reference features: A history of the development of ISO 14000; A detailed description of each of the key standards; Conformance requirements and participants' roles; Helpful tips for impelmenting the all-important ISO 14001 environmental management system standard; A gap analysis tool for ISO 14001; A sample environmental management system manual. Find out how ISO 14000 impacts your business activities and financial goals. ISO 14001 Guide is an excellent starting point for understanding and implementing the standards that support environmental protection in balance with socio-economic needs. Any firm that wants to stay competitive in the face of ever-growing concern for the environment can't afford to be without this book.

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Gayle Woodside (Austin, TX) - Coordinator of ISO 14001 Implementation and Registration Worldwide, Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM. Co-author of ISO 14000: The New International Environmental Management Standards (Cascio, Woodside, Mitchell), and ISO 14001 Implementation Manual (Woodside, Aurrichio, Yturri).

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