Alert for new EMS standard

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Alert for new EMS standard

ISO 14006:2011 Environmental Management Systems – Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign

Ecodesign is increasingly in the forefront of business planning. The last few years have seen a growing volume of product-related environmental legislation and an increasing market expectation that businesses are addressing the environmental impacts of their products and services. ISO 14006 has been introduced to assist organisations in incorporating and implementing systematic and structured ecodesign activities within an environmental management system (EMS) such as ISO 14001:2004. It will also be useful for those organisations that have no formalised environmental or quality management system but which are interested in reducing the adverse environmental impacts of their products.

If you can answer yes to any of the following questions you will benefit from finding out more about ISO 14006

Are you operating an ISO 14001, EMAS or similar environmental management system?
Are you carrying out ecodesign either within or outside of a systematic EMS or QMS?
Are you committed to reducing the environmental impacts of your products but haven’t started yet or don’t know how to start?
Are you doing none of the above but feel you ought to find out more?

To find out more – view a short video on ISO 14006 (English/Mandarin) highlighted on News on cfsd.org.uk or contact: [email protected]

The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) at UCA is offering training in ISO 14006 and its use.
A one day course is planned for 29th March 2012 at Farnham and more information on course content is available at cfsd.org.uk/events/iso-14006-course-29-03-12/

In addition, this course can be run in-house by arrangement and an online training programme will be available in Q2 2012. Download from cfsd.org.uk/training1/eco-design/ISO14006/index.html

The training will be led by Martin Charter, Director and Vic Clements (MIEMA, CEnv), Senior Associate at CfSD, who were Convenor and UK expert respectively to the ISO working group TC207/SC1 WG4 that developed ISO14006

The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) at UCA Farnham is an internationally recognised ‘centre of excellence’ focused on sustainable innovation and product sustainability. CfSD completes training, research and consultancy for private and public sector clients in Europe, North America and Asia.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out about ISO 14006:2011 and how it may affect you!

For more information on the ISO 14006 course on the 29th March 2012 go to cfsd.org.uk/events/iso-14006-course-29-03-12/

Or contact: [email protected]

For more information on CfSD’s training programmes – see cfsd.org.uk/training

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