6.1 Address Risk & Opportunity

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Step 3Plan: Planning. Planning for the management system. Define objectives and plan for the effects of and change. Assess impacts, hazards and risks. Deploy and monitor plans that adapt to changing circumstances.


6.1.4 Compliance Obligations

Compliance obligations can result in risks and opportunities to the organization. Obligations may arise from mandatory requirements, applicable laws and regulations, voluntary commitments such as organizational and industry standards, contractual relationships, principles of good governance and community and ethical standards. The introduction of new legislation and changes to current legislation can be monitored through following sources:

  1. NETRegs service - www.netregs.gov.uk
  2. Recycling envirowise - www. wrap.org.uk
  3. Environment - www.environment-agency.gov.uk
  4. Environment - www.netregs.gov.uk
  5. Environment and Health & Safety - www.cedrec.com/home/index.htm
  6. Health & Safety - www.croner.co.uk
  7. Health & Safety - www.hse.gov.uk/guidance/index.htm
  8. Relevant publications and professional bodies.

Demonstrating compliance

Ensure that your organization determines and has access to information concerning obligations and how they apply to the business. Ensure the obligations are taken into account when implementing and continually improving the management system. Compliance obligations might result in risks and opportunities to your organization, ensure and your organization is maintaining documented information of its compliance obligations. Objective evidence could be in the following various forms:

  1. Compliance obligation register;
  2. Risk and opportunity register;
  3. Corrective actions;
  4. Non-conformance reports;
  5. Management review minutes.

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6.2 System Objectives & Planning
6.3 Planning for Change

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