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ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT FAQs

What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System (EMS). It is a certification that adheres to international standards that are committed to continuous improvement by managing compliance regulations and managing environmental impact. This reduces waste and improves environmental outcomes.

What is COSHH?

COSHH: Control of Substances Hazardous for Health. These British regulations manage the risk to health through focusing on controlling use, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.

Does ISO 14001 require a COSHH assessment?

Yes, ISO 14001 requires companies are aware of all of their compliance obligations. ISO 14001 therefore ensures that a COSHH register is available, risks are identified and procedures put into place to manage an emergency situation, ensuring that employees are trained accordingly. COSHH substances are hazardous to marine health and must therefore be disposed of … Does ISO 14001 require a COSHH assessment? Read More »

Is fire safety a concern of ISO 14001?

Yes, ISO 14001- Clause 4.4.7 Emergency Preparedness and Response considers emergency situations that might have environmental impact. The prospect of these environmental issues occurring are reduced with appropriate measures. Regarding fire safety, there must be procedures put in place to reduce the chance of fire, this includes regular checks on fire extinguishers, fire alarms and … Is fire safety a concern of ISO 14001? Read More »

Why are the water regulations 1999 a concern to ISO 14001?

The water hygiene requirements of the water regulations are a method of controlling the environmental impact of waterborne diseases. Work has to be governed by this regulation to stop bacteria breeding in the water supply, e.g E.coli, Typhoid and Legionella.

Is ESOS still needed if we have ISO 50001 certification?

The Environmental Agency recognises that ISO 50001 goes beyond basic compliance for ESOS. Therefore, if you are covered by ISO 50001 then you do not need to carry out an ESOS assessment, you can simply apply automatically with an online submission every 4 years.

How does ISO 14001 help us comply with SECR?

ISO 14001 requires organisations to monitor their environmental impacts which are usually the same impacts as required by SECR. E.g. reducing scope 1 (direct) and scope 2 (indirect) emissions gas. Therefore, ISO 14001 helps companies to comply with SECR and advance of their sustainability credentials.

What is a science-based target?

A science-based target based on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions a company produces and the timeframe they have to reduce this. These targets must be in agreement with the latest climate goals to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

What is PAS20260?

PAS 2060 is a specification published by the British Standards Institution which details how organisations can deliver carbon neutrality through reducing and offsetting their carbon emissions. At the same time as reducing carbon emissions, organisations  increase performance and reduce energy bills.

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