Objectives & Targets

Objectives & Targets

E n v i r o n m e n t a l   A s p e c ts

Features of a company’s operations, processes, activities, products, or services that can have an impact (positively or negatively) on the environment


ISO14001:2004 requires that:

Aspects Requirements

E n v i r o n m e n t a l   I m p a c ts

A change (negative or positive) in the environment caused by an environmental aspect.

The environment includes:

  •  air, water (i.e., surface and ground water), land
  •  natural resources and raw materials
  • animals, plants, people, organisms
  •  local, regional, and global issues
  • interactions between any of these

 S i g n i f i c a n t   I m p a c t s

 One where the risk to the environment is above a threshold level

Risk = Probability x Consequence, where:

  • probability reflects frequency and likelihood
  • consequence reflects both magnitude and public perception

 O b j e c ti v e s  a n d  Ta r g e t s

 Environmental Objectives & Targets

Environmental objectives and targets should address legal compliance, significant environmental aspects and the views of interested parties, taking into account technological options, financial, operational, and business requirements.


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