The new version of ISO 14001 standard (Environmental Management System - EMS) presents new requirements linked to Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) of products and services. This means that organizations need to identify aspects and impacts beyond the manufacturing plant and consider the entire life cycle of their goods. The key point for organizations to evolve in their environmental policy and achieve effectiveness in actions is the insertion of this concept and information flows in the structure of the EMS through a procedure implemented at the PCDA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) and/or at decision making process.
EnCiclo develops the LCT process in organizations in compliance with the requirements of ISO 14001 (2015) based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, standardized by ISO 14040 (2006) and ISO 14044 (2006).
We implement the procedure in the organizational culture in an integrative way, connecting the key sectors. This guarantees the effectiveness of internal processes, allowing periodic reproduction for follow-up (continuous improvement) and replication for other lines/products. In addition, the procedure is a complete structuring of the first stages of a LCA, saving time and resources when developing a "complete" LCA. With this complement, it is possible to comply with other requirements of ISO 14001 (2015) and guidelines of the Circular Economy, such as controls for ecodesign, B2B/B2C communication and prediction of potential environmental impacts of LCA stages such as logistics and final disposal.
EnCiclo provides specific procedures to meet part of the requirements of ISO 14001, regarding the identification of environmental aspects throughout the life cycle of the product, identification of control and influence areas, identification of potential environmental impacts, establishment of controls for product design thinking at all stages of its life cycle, among others.
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