“Audit the environmental management system and procedure of your supplier against ISO14001 International Standard”
What is the ISO 14001 Supplier Audit in Asia
The ISO 14001 Audit also called Environmental Audit, is a vendor qualification operation aiming to evaluate and verify the compliance of your supplier environmental management system face to ISO 14001 standard requirement. This audit is performed during the sourcing phase before selecting a vendor.
It aims to verify wether the environmental management system of your supplier is really and properly set up according to ISO 14001 standard.
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Why use the ISO 14001 Environmental Audit in China and Asia
When you choose a supplier to work with for your production, in a eco responsible attitude you may want your supplier to adhere to those principle too. The planet is threaten by industrialization and you want to make sure you are not actor of it while performing your supply in Asia.
Dealing with a vendor which doesn’t comply with ISO 14001 may involve you support the action of potential pollution.
If your own client are big multinational companies they probably care about ISO 14001 compliance in their supply chain.
If you are exposed to media and branding then you probably want to convey the image of a eco friendly and eco responsible brand to your customers for attractiveness reason. You don’t want to ruin your image while journalist investigation would visit a polluting supplier with your products being manufactured in it.
The ISO 14001 Audit helps you to evaluate your supplier capability to implement eco responsible attitude.When
When the ISO 14001 Environmental Audit in China and Asia is occurring
This ISO 14001 Environmental Audit takes place during your sourcing phase before you place an order, lock this order with a down payment, and start associating your brand name with this supplier.Where
Where the ISO 14001 Environmental Audit in China and Asia is taking place
The ISO 14001 Environmental Audit will takes place at the vendor premises. If your vendor is a manufacturer it will be made at the factory premise. If your supplier is a trading company there are chances that the auditor get invited to perform its audit at the manufacturing area which they cooperate with for production.
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Who conduct the ISO 14001 Environmental Audit in China and Asia
The ISO 14001 Environmental Audit will be performed by a ISO 14001 qualified auditor having a significative experience in this kind of audit.
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How does the ISO 14001 Environmental Audit in China and Asia is performed
During an ISO 14001 Supplier Audit the auditor will visit the premises of your supplier and will assess its capability to comply with the ISO 14001 quality standard on an environmental point of view. He will especially follow and analyze your vendor capability to implement the environmental management principle dictated by ISO 14001 standard.
This especially include the following:
- Energy use, transport and greenhouse gases
- Water use
- Waste management
- Pollution prevention/hazardous and potentially hazardous substances
- Major incident prevention and management
- Contaminated land/soil and groundwater pollution prevention
- Land use and biodiversity
- Internal processes for team training on environmental best practices
What the ISO 14001 Supplier Audit in Asia is checking
The auditor will especially focus his time on checking the following:
- Environmental Policy
- Definition of the environmental aspects related to manufacturer activities
- Legal requirements compliance
- Environmental objectives and program
- Handling and storage of chemicals
- Waste and Wastewater disposal
- Air pollution
- Resource consumption
- Emergency preparation
What is the process for the ISO 14001 Environmental Audit in China and Asia
The ISO 14001 Audit involves the ISO 14001 qualified auditor to get appointment with your supplier and to analyze the supplier capability to follow the ISO requirement for environmental management. Normally, at this stage we may send a short questionnaire to your supplier to prepare the audit. Once arrived on site, a quick briefing will explain to the supplier what is the goal of the 14001 audit and how it will be conducted.
The auditor will then start auditing into the factory by following the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management system. He will especially analyze how your supplier is organized and structured in terms of environmental management procedure. The auditor will give a rate for the adherence to the standard for each sub-category of the process.
At the end of the day, a debriefing will be done with the supplier to explain him his strong and weak point and the ISO 9001 Audit report will be established.
For those supplier who are not perfectly qualified with ISO 14001 standard, we have the option to perform and establish corrective action plan and follow up which would be implemented to tend becoming more compliant with the standard and with the finality to be certified. This extra work is performed during a Quality Consulting mission which may last several months.
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What customers say
Marcy H., Fashion Retailer, USA
“We serve consumers with fashion accessories which are made in Asia and because we are willing to increase our brand strategy and and recognition, it is important for us to demonstrate our customers that we are concerned about environment. The ISO 14001 Audit allow us to choose our supplier properly according to this commitment.”
Stefany R., Outdoor Products , Australia
“Community and customers we serve are concerned about nature and environment. For this reason it sounds essential for us to include this strategy in our brand development. Choosing our supplier according to those criteria give some credibility and added value to our brand. We sell more since we are marketing that our supply chain respect ISO14001 standard ”
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