ISO 14001 Environmental Systems Handbook

2nd Edition

Authors: Ken Whitelaw
Paperback ISBN: 9780750648431
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st August 2004
Page Count: 272


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ISO 14001 Environmental Systems Handbook Second Edition outlines the scope and purpose of the standard, making it accessible to all.

The author begins by explaining the concepts of the standard, which sets the tone for a practical guide to implementation of an ISO 14000-compliant environmental management system, which also covers the consultant's and auditor's perspective.

The case studies from industries that have actually undergone the process have been updated to include information on their progress toward environmental objectives in the 18-24 months following implementation. A new case study from a service organisation ( a car lease company) will be added. Finally there is input from training organisations and certification and accreditation bodies to assist with trouble-shooting and assessment. Additional information is also included on international legislative issues. Comparisons with ISO 9000 will also be fully updated to reflect revisions to this standard.

The book will offer the reader a range of options for implementation, and guidance on which is the best option to suit the particular organisation's culture.

Key Features

  • Fully updated to meet the new 2004 amendments to ISO 14001
  • New case studies to show how ISO14001 is being implemented and is working for key organisations
  • Proven track record of making understanding and implementing ISO14001 accessible


Environmental managers/EMS (Environmental Management Systems) managers; EMS Auditors; Quality managers.

Table of Contents

Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Concepts of ISO 14001; Implementation of ISO 14001; The assessment process; Integration of environmental management systems with other management systems; Case studies: Seton Healthcare Group plc, Tinsely Wire Ltd, Philips Lighting (Hamilton) Ltd, Toshiba Consumer Products (UK) Ltd; The Auditor; EMAS; Appendices; Glossary of terms; Further reading; ISO 14000 series of standards; Guidelines for the accreditation of certification bodies for environmental management systems; Index.


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About the Author

Ken Whitelaw

Affiliations and Expertise

SGS Yarsley International Certification Society, UK


"The illustrations, including flow charts and checklists, make this truly a handbook guiding those responsible for the process step-by-step...Whitelaw has produced a guide useful in many countries...Whitelaw's book will be useful for business owners and managers, EMS professionals, and also for personnel in small and medium-sized businesses that lack a standards department. Students who need an overview of this growing field "in particular those studying for a MBA and those who plan to run their own business" will find this helpful in understanding the role of standards." - E-Streams, Vol. 8, No. 4, April 2005