Iso 14001 Self Assessment Checklist

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ISO 14001 Self-Assessment Checklist

General Information

1. What is the sector of the business?


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2. Question help: Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Distribution, Wholesalers, etc.


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3. Does the business cause air emissions?


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4. Are the air emissions controlled?


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5. Are objectives and goals defined for air emissions?


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6. Are any procedures documented for classifying, monitoring and regulating air emissions?


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7. Has any training been undertaken for air emissions control measures?


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8. Have these methods been audited?


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9. Is a site plan showing emission points available?


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Waste Water Management

1. Does the business produce waste water?


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2. Are the waste water discharges controlled?


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3. Are targets defined for waste water discharges?


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4. Have systems for identifying and controlling waste water discharges been documented?


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5. Has the appropriate training been given/taken regarding waste water discharge methods?


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6. Have these methods been audited?


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7. Is any waste water discharged straight into water bodies like rivers/streams/canals?


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8. Is stormwater directly discharged into water bodies like rivers/streams/canals?


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9. Is any waste water treated appropriately on-site?


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10. Is a site plan showing drainage plans and discharge points available?


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Waste Management

1. Does the business produce or handle solid waste, dangerous waste (e.g., flammables), special waste (e.g., metals/oil residues) or clinical waste (e.g., healthcare waste)?


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2. Are waste streams controlled appropriately?


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3. Are objectives and targets for dealing with waste clearly defined?


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4. Are methods for identifying and controlling waste documented?


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5. Has the appropriate training been given/taken regarding waste water management methods?


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6. Have these methods been audited?


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7. Does the business have a Waste Management licence?


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8. Are duplicates of the licences available with waste transporters and disposal sites?


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9. Is a record of consignment/transfer notes maintained?


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10. Is a site plan of waste generation and deposit points available?


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11. Is waste on-site disposed appropriately?


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12. Is any waste treatment carried out on-site?


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Handling And Storage

1. Are hazardous materials handled or stored on-site?


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2. Does the business have storage tanks that are underground or above the ground or any provision or any bulk storage?


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3. Are site plans of storage areas available?


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4. Are methods for managing storage places, spills, and potential contamination established?


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5. Is any integrity testing of underground storage tanks carried out?


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Soil And Groundwater Protection

1. Has there been any proof of soil and groundwater contamination in the past?


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2. Have any soil and groundwater contamination reviews been carried out?


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3. Has any soil or groundwater contamination been noticed?


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4. Have any objectives and targets been defined to remedy the soil or groundwater contamination?


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5. Was the contamination remediated?


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Noise Control

1. Have objectives and goals to manage external noise been defined?


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2. Have methods for controlling external noise been defined?


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3. Was any training given/taken regarding the noise monitoring methods?


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4. Have these processes been audited?


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5. Are controls imposed on you by regulatory authorities?


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Resource Consumption

1. Is water consumption controlled?


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2. Is energy consumption controlled?


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3. Have any objectives and goals regarding wastage of resources been defined?


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4. Is the consumption of raw materials controlled?


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5. Are any recycling/reuse/remodelling initiatives in place for goods, materials and methods?


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Other Environmental Impacts

1. Have the environmental impacts such as odour, vibration, dust, etc. caused by the business activities been studied?


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2. Does the business produce, use or store polychlorinated biphenyls?


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3. Does the business produce, use or deposit any ozone-depleting substances?


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4. Are there any special system considerations in the operations, developments or actions at the site?


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5. Does the business in any part of the activities or properties participate in activities that support the interests of wildlife?


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Supply Chain Impact

1. Are the suppliers aware of their environmental impact?


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2. Are the business requirements causing an increase in the environmental impact of suppliers?


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Environmental Aspects Identification

1. Have efforts been made to recognise the environmental aspects of the practices, products or services of the business?


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2. Has an environmental policy been defined?


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Multiple Sites

1. Is more than one site included in the Environmental Management System (EMS)?


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2. Please give a short description of the formation of the EMS.


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