This paper discusses the problems related to the implementation of Environmental Systems in compliance with ISO 14001 standard in the context of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in nortwestern Italy.Results are here presented of a survey performed in the period January – June 1998 on a sample of industries and breeding firms in the Province of Cuneo. The survey aimed at the determination of the basic requirements for building an ISO 14001-compliant Environmental System. It presents the main implementation issues together with possible operational choices.Many Quality Systems were implemented in compliance with the ISO 9001 standard, that is today well known, and useful to participate in Tenders. This paper points out how the ISO 9001 can be considered as a basis on which to build an integrated system able to comply with the ISO 14001 requirements in terms of organisational structure, documental management, and assessment & audit criteria.
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- Implementation of Environmental Systems in Compliance with ISO 14001 Standard in the Context of SMEs in Northwestern Italy
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