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ISO 14001 EMS Gap Assessment

Location: Guelph, Ontario
Client: Blount Canada Oregon Cutting Systems
Date: 2006

An ISO 14001 EMS Gap Assessment was conducted at the Blount Canada facility in Guelph Ontario to assess conformance of Blount’s current policies and procedures and activities to the ISO 14001 EMS Standard. An audit checklist was developed which compared the company’s documentation to each element of the ISO 14001 Standard to determine conformance. This audit also included a review of all supporting records and procedures throughout other management systems in operation (i.e., Quality Standard) as well as interviews with applicable personnel. A report was generated which outlined where resources were needed to achieve conformance to the Standard as well as where the company was already achieving the ISO 14001 requirements. Recommendations were also presented in the report to assist management in allocating resources to reach full conformance with the ISO 14001 Standard.