Ecodesign Maturity Model as a framework to support the transition towards ISO 14.001: 2015 certification

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Abstract

Currently, the certification standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) ISO 14.001:2011 is under a major revision process, regarding its structure and requirements. The current draft entails major changes related to the integration of the product life cycle perspective into business processes, such as product development and value chain. The standard is expected to be launched in late 2015 with a 3-year transition period. This paper explores the application of the Ecodesign Maturity Model (EcoM2) as a framework to support the planning and implementation of ISO 14.001:2015, based on a case study carried out in a large manufacturing company. The EcoM2 supports the identification of the gaps to be fulfilled based on the diagnosis of the current maturity profile, the definition of the activities to be carried out in a strategic roadmap deployment, and the systematic measurement of the achievements obtained over time, towards the fulfillment of requirements and improved maturity profiles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15)
Number of pages10
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date2015
Pages087-096
ISBN (Print)978-1-904670-64-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event20th International Conference on Engineering Design: Design for Life - Milan, Italy
Duration: 27 Jul 201531 Jul 2015
Conference number: 20
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Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Engineering Design
Number20
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period27/07/201531/07/2015
Internet address
SeriesICED
Number20
ISSN2220-4334

Keywords

  • Environmental management systems
  • Ecodesign maturity model
  • Ecodesign

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Pigosso, D. C. A., & McAloone, T. C. (2015). Ecodesign Maturity Model as a framework to support the transition towards ISO 14.001: 2015 certification. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15) (pp. 087-096). Design Society. ICED, No. 20