5.3 Organizational Roles, Responsibilities and Authorities [ISO 14001]

The Top management team should assign roles, responsibilities and authorities to all staff who contribute to the environmental management system’s intended outcomes.

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Examples of Objective Evidence to Verify Successful EMS Implementation

  • Communication or roles, responsibilities and authority
  • Processes and procedures to fulfil requirements are adequately resourced
  • Awareness of expectations is demonstrated in all relevant levels of the organization
  • Reporting on the operation (via regular audits and inspections) and the performance of the EMS is done via business meetings and performance indicator reviews

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