Iso 14001 Self Assessment Checklist

This ISO 14001:2015 Internal Audit Checklist can be used as a gap analysis tool to assess your organization's Environmental Management System (EMS) and readiness for an ISO certification audit. Check compliance in several aspects such as air emissions, waste water management, resource management, noise management, waste disposal, etc.​

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?