ISO 14001 requires companies to create and implement an EMS. The EMS must address all of the following elements:
• Environmental Policy:
This is a statement from top managment that identifies the organizations commitment to continual improvement, prevention of pollution,
and a commitment to comply with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations. Please see ZiLOG's environmental policy.
Companies are required to identify ways in which they impact and interact with the environment and identify goals for improvement.
In addition, companies need to identify all environmentally related legal requirements.
• Implementation and Operation:
Documented procedures must be in place to control and monitor all of the ways in which the company impacts and interacts with the
environment, including emergency preparedness and response. This includes an assurance that employees are trained and competent
in their jobs that may interact with the environment.
• Checking and Corrective Action:
Documented procedures that monitor and measure key characteristics of operations and activities that may impact the environment
must be specified.
• Management Review: Requires top management to actively participate in reviewing the EMS.
ISO is an international organization, and conformance to ISO 14001 is acknowledged worldwide.
Many organizations are beginning to inquire about the environmental responsibility of companies that they conduct business with.
As a registered ISO 14001 company, ZiLOG can assure our business partners that we are responsible corporate citizens.
Improved Environmental Performance:
By developing an environmental management system, ZiLOG is able to improve its performancebecause the system forces us to
systematically and routinely review how things are done.
Helps to Ensure Regulatory Compliance:
Because the EMS is continually reviewed and updated, it helps ZiLOG stay on top of ever changing environmental regulations.
Benefits the Environment:
One aspect of ISO 14001 requires companies to set environmental objectives and targets for improvement. Some of the objectives and
targets that ZiLOG has chosen will have a positive impact on the environment by reducing the amount of pollutants generated, and by
reducing the amount of natural resources consumed.
Validates What We've Always Known:
ZiLOG's past environmental record has been very good. In fact, it's been great. Unfortunately most people who get their information from
the media wouldn't know that. By becoming ISO 14001 registered, ZiLOG is able to show the world what we've know all along; the health
and safety of our employees, and the proper care of our environment, are of paramount importance