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3.3.3: Life Cycle Perspective: Need help on procedure

Discussion in 'ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management Systems' started by ali saral, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. ali saral

    ali saral New Member

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    Hello All;
    Can any one please made an upgrade to iso 14001 2015. Share his life cycle perspective procedure and how to comply with point 3.3.3 requirment.
    Thanks in advance
    ALÄ°
     
  2. David Bradley

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    3.3.3 just defines life cycle. In the older versions of ISO 14001, you needed to determine the aspects related to your activities, services or products. A lot of companies focused only on the activities. ISO 14001 strengthens the requirement to look at your products as well. 3.3.3 assists the organization in determining the aspects of their products by laying out what things to consider regarding your product from cradle to grave. But even then, 6.1.2 limits the consideration of the life cycle to those things that are under your control or influence. For example, a company that blow molds plastic bottles might not have any influence on the oil companies drilling for oil. They may, however be able to influence the end user to recycle by placing recycling information on the bottle. Hopefully that helps... somewhat.
     
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    ali saral New Member

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    Thanks in advance
     
  4. Jennifer Kirley

    Jennifer Kirley Moderator Staff Member

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    What is your product?

    Have you noticed changes in packaging for some foods? Lighter weight materials and square designs... A paper on the environmental impacts of food packaging helps show the lifecycle considerations of packaging. If we also consider that more square containers can fit into the carton than round ones, there is an additional savings on the corrugated boxes (and their spectrum of production and waste handling) as well as more fitting on a transport vehicle: that means less wear on the roads, less tire wear, less petrochemical use, less carbon in the air... On and on by simply changing the packaging.
     
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    MCW8888 Well-Known Member

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    We just completed the transition to ISO14001:2016. Thank you Jennifer for this post. The presentation of life cycle was acceptable.
     
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    MCW8888 Well-Known Member

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    During the presentation of a lifecycle, we presented ours in a form of a flow diagram as we move the product from the inbound to outbound taking into consideration the packaging materials and other materials that touch our product.
     

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