How do organisations ensure correct environmental management, and what evidence is there? One approach is through the accredited ISO 14001 international standard for environmental management, defining systems, processes and with auditing involved. Listen to see how the University of Greenwich, who has ISO 14001, manages it.
The University of Greenwich takes its environmental risks seriously, and is committed to minimising its impacts. ISO 14001 is an international standard that the University has voluntarily signed up too that sets strict processes on how environmental risks can be reduced. From legal requirements to waste, transport to energy and whilst continuously looking for improvement, ISO 14001 accreditations need evidence and are audited by external bodies. Product lifecycles are crucial in this management; considering not only how things are used and disposed of, but thinking about the raw materials and the final destination of a product's waste.
Listen to find out how we manage these risks, and what goes on beyond the scenes as you study or work across the University.
Check out the ISO website for more information into this standard.
Fun Fact: The ISO 14001 has existed since 1996. ISO – which stands for the International Standards Organisation started looking into environmental care in the 1990’s and the standard was created six year later. For those that don’t know the International Standards Organisation is an independent organisation dedicated to providing sector standards. There are 23,737 standards today, covering nearly all aspects of technology and manufacturing.
What is The GREen Pod?
Welcome to the University of Greenwich sustainability series of podcasts. Created by students and volunteers, with support from the Sustainability Team. Whether you’re looking to brush up on knowledge, learn something new or delve into a specific niche, there’s a show for you. The podcasts were launched during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 to keep connections between the sustainable agenda and our students and staff.
Switch on, sit back and enjoy these discussions with peers and professionals alike.