The Use of the ISO 14001 Standard in a Water Conservation Program
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The ISO 14001 standard that was approved as an international standard in the fall of 1996 establishes a protocol for the implementation of an environmental management system (EMS) at a facility. An EMS is a systematic approach for establishing and achieving environmental goals. This paper will describe an EMS specifically designed to conserve the use of process water at an industrial facility. The paper will following the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard in that environmental policy, aspects, significant impacts, objectives, and targets will be described. The paper will also address systems for monitoring, corrective action, and management review as required by the standard.