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Good to know
- What does CORS stands for?
CORS (Conversion of Organic Refuse by Saprophages)
- What is a Saprophages?
An organism that consumes other, dead, organisms. Saprophages form part of the twofold division of the heterotrophs (organisms that feed on other organisms) and consist mainly of bacteria and fungi, but also some invertebrate animals, such as insect larvae.
- What is Environmental Management System- EMS ?
It refers to the management of an organization’s environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner.
The goals of EMS are to increase compliance and reduce waste!
- Serves as a tool, or process, to improve environmental performance and information mainly “design, pollution control and waste minimization, training, reporting to top management, and the setting of goals”
- Provides a systematic way of managing an organization’s environmental affairs
- Is the aspect of the organization’s overall management structure that addresses immediate and long-term impacts of its products, services and processes on the environment. Read more.
Wanna go ISO 14001 ?
- Who was responsible for the revision?
The revision was conducted by an ISO technical committee called ISO/TC 207/SC 1, which is comprised of experts nominated by their National Standards Bodies and liaison organizations. See the ISO/TC 207/SC 1 homepage for more details.
- I am certified to ISO 14001:2004. What does this mean for me?
Organizations are granted a three-year transition period after the revision has been published to migrate their environmental management system to the new edition of the standard. After this transition period, companies that opt for third party certification will have to seek certification to the new version of the standard. The former version, ISO 14001:2004, and any certification to it, will be out of date. See further guidance from the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
- Do I have to be certified to the new standard?
No, certification is not compulsory. For further information about certification and other types of third party assessment, this see our page on conformity assessment.