#68 How to plan your Environmental Management System Project
The aim of this episode is to have a clear plan for your ISO System for Success – from choosing the ISO Standard, to branding and establishing a place where everyone can access the system – so that you can move onto creating your ISO System.
You’ll learn about:
Setting your expectations
Deciding which ISO standard(s) and scope
Getting leadership buy-in
Choosing a certification body
Creating a Project Plan
Deciding on branding of your ISO system
Establishing a ‘home’ for your system
Creating a Communications Plan
Identifying your current level of compliance
Set your expectations
Clarify why you want to achieve an ISO certification
Identify what you’ve already got in place
Decide on your goals for the set time
Shortlist which ISO Standard (s) to implement
Decide whether ISO Certification is the right choice
Decide which ISO Standard(s) and scope
Research your standards options
Identify what your stakeholders are seeking reassurance for
Brainstorm where your operational weaknesses are
Where do you need to raise standards within your business?
What would be beneficial from a Sales and Marketing perspective?
Decide how you want to position your system within the company
Choose a name for your system
Choose your system branding
Establish a ‘home’ for your system
Where will your system live?
Identify how employees will access the system
Decide if the system is to be integrated with other systems
Determine how you would like employees to get the most from the system
Create a Communications Plan
Establish what you are going to communicate, when, how, and with whom
Brainstorm ideas for your Launch
Start to consider the communication of your success once your company has achieved certification.
Identify your current level of compliance
Purchase a copy of the ISO Standard
Review your company policies and procedures against the requirements of the standard
Create an Action Plan with responsibilities and timelines for the completion of tasks.
Hopefully, that’s helped understand what’s involved at the planning stage of introducing an EMS.
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