The ISO 14000 EMS Audit Handbook is an innovative and cost-effective approach for the Environmental Management System (EMS) audit to ISO 14001. The Handbook presents comprehensive strategies for conducting all phases of the EMS audit, including effective assessment processes for determining improved environmental performance.
Lack of knowledge about, and noncompliance with, international standards can result in loss of sales and partnership opportunities as well as possible legal action. The International Environmental Standards Handbook provides the necessary historical background to understand the current status of international environmental standards. It contains copies of available treaties and provides coverage of laws and standards. The book offers strategies for designing and implementing environmental systems that will be internationally accepted. It includes a list of information sources and a directory of international environmental organizations.
Offering a model, an implementing strategy, as well as traditional and nontraditional methods for the successful enhancement and maintenance of quality, this work establishes a rationale for the continuation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in all organizations. It considers leading quality-related topics, such as unusual charts, supplier-organiza
By mid-1996, over 10,000 companies in the United States had achieved ISO registration-a staggering jump from the 100 registered at the end of 1991. Why the explosive growth? For many, ISO registration acts as proof that the company has an outstanding and continuously improving quality process. As registration continues to grow at a rate of more than 400 companies a month, it's clear that the ISO/QS phenomenon shows no sign of slowing down. To become ISO/QS-9000 registered, a company needs an effective plan. Because the average process can take 12 to 18 months, it's important to know exactly what steps need to be taken - from start to finish. And that's where this book comes in. Passing Your ISO 9000/QS-9000 Audit is a clearly written, step-by-step guide to passing the external audit and getting your company ISO/QS-9000 registered. Passing Your ISO 9000/QS-9000 Audit is ideal for "ISO champions" and "management representatives"-those individuals within a company charged with implementing the ISO/QS-9000 process-as well as corporate executives interested in knowing more about the program. Using this book as a guide, any ISO champion should be able to effectively prepare his or her company for successful ISO registration.
The key to the global market in the twenty-first century will be understanding the European Union Directives. Over 43 countries worldwide have already made the EU Directives law. By the year 2000, one-third of all countries will probably be using the EU Directives to determine compliance for industry.
This practical guide—and popular reference—helps you evaluate the efficiency of your company's current safety and health processes and make fact-based decisions that continually improve overall performance. Newly updated, this edition now also shows you how to incorporate safety management system components into your safety performance program and provides you with additional techniques for analyzing safety performance data.
The issue of sustainability has become a vital discussion in many industries within the public and private sectors. In the business realm, incorporating such practices allows organizations to redesign their operations more effectively. The Handbook of Research on Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Development is a critical scholarly resource that examines academic and corporate interest in sustainability in all facets of business management. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as green supply chains, environmental standards, and production planning, this book is geared toward professionals, researchers, and managers seeking current and relevant research on optimizing supply chains to ensure fair labor practices, lower emissions, and a cleaner environment.
This one-stop sourcebook provides all the information, procedures, and guidance needed for ISO 14001 implementation. Packed with checklists, figures, templates, tables, and example programs, the book enables environmental health, and safety (EMS) in accordance with ISO 14001. Designed for easy access and portability, this unique tool covers all 18 elements of the standard, explaining how to implement each in a cost-effective, practical way. 50 illus.
ISO 14000 is an environmental management system that controls a company's environmental impact. This book gives executives and managers a clear, detailed understanding of the positive business impact of complying with ISO 14000.