5.2 Environmental Policy [ISO 14001]

The Top management team should establish, implement and maintain an environmental policy.

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Once your organization has determined its context and the relevant requirements of its interested parties, Top management must write the environmental policy.

3 Commitments to be Included in the EMS Policy

  1. To protect the environment
  2. To fulfil compliance obligations
  3. To continually improve the EMS and the organization’s environmental performance

Examples of Environmental Objectives

Examples of objectives and commitments that support the protection of the environment may include:

  • Sustainable resource use
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Protection of biodiversity and ecosystem
  • Addressing other relevant environmental issues

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Updated: 24th October 2021
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