Why mining companies should obtain ISO 14001 certification in Kuwait?
In Iraq the Mining Companies impact global natural resources like air, water, land, flora, fauna, humans, and their interrelation. We are all responsible for taking care of our global natural resources. We should do small efforts such as realizing the Environmental Aspect-Impact can go a long way! According some research ISO 14001 Certification services in Iraq is helping to mining companies to follow the environmental Management safety.
environmental impact of Mining companies can be of varying degrees of severity whether adverse or beneficial. There is a direct relation mining company ability to manage environmental aspects with control of all environmental impacts including the significant hazards. ISO 14001 Standard is defined to address these environmental aspects for all companies and it plays a key role for Mining Companies. The term environmental aspects refer to elements of company's activities, products and services that interact with its global surroundings.
For Mining Companies ISO 14001 Certification is necessary mandatory that requires highest most acceptable level of efficiency in ensuring environment is not compromised while extracting natural resources. It also mandates every employee of the Mining companies to be aware of importance of environment, Organization perspective on Environmental policy and its action steps to control to minimize environmental hazards. ISO 14001 Certification in Kuwait for Mining Companies urges the importance of responsible mining.
ISO 14001 Standard set requirements of Environment Management Systems (EMS) for an Organization irrespective of its size (Small/ Medium/ Large), type, and sector. All Organizations should have Environment policy, responsible team for handling EMS and should have a continuous program to make improvements in the policies and strategies to improve environment performance.
A Mining Company seeking ISO 14001 Consultant in Kuwait should first most importantly to identify Organizational environmental aspects includes activities, products or services that interact with environmental surroundings as it saves of lot of time going forward. This list should have all parts of Organization like maintenance department, waste management department, Transportation, Heating & cooling systems etc. and its associated impact to the environment either positive or negative. The list can contain following waste streams, Use of Gas, water, Paper, electricity, Transportation, Oils, Chemicals and others. Once the list identified then we would determine what aspect of them cause environmental impact and should document it. The four of common environmental impacts may be land pollution, air pollution, water contamination, usage of limited resources.
The next step includes Assessment - Scoring system for severity of environmental aspects along with its impacts as High, Medium and Low. These should be mechanism to detect the environmental impact, its severity and its occurrence then it would be maintained in a register document where scoring is given considering the environment impact severity as High, Medium and Low.
The information obtained from initial review, Environmental aspect - impact evaluation and others should be used as inputs to make efficient Environmental Management System for achieving better environment.
These steps of Aspect-impact evaluation, Risk Priority, Scoring System, Risk Control implementation in Environment Management is continuous process to assess areas of weakness, plan to overcome them, applying improvements and re-evaluating it.
There are many benefits for Mining Company to get ISO 14001 Certified, listed below are few among them:-
Reduced environmental risk and liability
Competitive advantage globally over competitors.
Cost savings through waste reduction, recycling, energy and water conservation
Effective management practices to achieve and improve environmental performance
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