Sustainable Development

PAS 2050

The responsibility for emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are often seen only from a national and sectoral perspective or associated with large multinational companies' viewpoints. However, the responsibility for the issue is transversal to all involved components in the chain-of-value between companies and agents regardless of business sector.

Considering the growing companies’ concern in assessing the emissions, it was developed a standard tool to determine the carbon footprint of products and services named PAS 2050, based on the methodology of life cycle analysis (ISO 14040 and ISO 14044). This standard is the most used tool worldwide for calculating the carbon footprint and it is auditable by the leading certification companies.

Carbon footprint is understand as GHG emissions that result from the processes of developing a service or product that happen during the raw materials exploitation until the moment of  its recycling or disposal, going through processing, design and use, that is, what may be termed as assessment of a products life cycle.

The implementation of the PAS 2050 may help companies to:

  • Perform an internal assessment of GHG emissions in the life cycle of its existing products to identify GHG emissions hotspots and opportunities to reduce costs / energy associated
  • Evaluate product configurations, production methods, transport, raw materials choices and suppliers selection processes
  • Develop low carbon programs and reduce the impact of the activity
  • Provide elements for the establishment of a corporate responsibility report

For consumers, PAS 2050 provides a common basis for understanding the assessment of GHG emissions throughout the life cycle.

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ISO 14001

ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems - requirements and guidelines for their use, belongs to the ISO standards family and defines the requirements for an environmental management system, allowing the organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives, taking into account legal requirements and significant environmental aspects.

The environmental management system enables an organization to develop an environmental policy, to establish objectives and processes to achieve the policy commitments, to act as needed to improve its performance and to demonstrate that the system is in compliance with the requirements.

The purpose of this standard is to support environmental protection and pollution prevention in balance with socio-economic needs.

This standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to:

  • Establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system
  • Ensure compliance with its environmental policy
  • Demonstrate compliance with this standard

 

 

 

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Environment

There are numerous certifications in the field of the environment and the choice of the right one depends on the objectives that each company sets itself. Our expertise on agri-food, agriculture and forestry sectors make us focus our offer on the following references:

 

iso 14001pas 2050iso 50001forest certification

 

 

 

 

 

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Audits

CONSULAI has a team of auditors with specific training in different fields in which it provides services.

The audit is an independent and documented process of systematic verification that allows checking:

  • If the management system is implemented
  • If this management system meets the requirements of the standard in question
  • If it is consistently and systematically fulfilled by  all

Audits can be classified as:

  • Internal audits: 
    • The first party audits are conducted on behalf of the organization itself for management review and other internal purposes, providing  the basis of self-declaration of conformity
  • External audits:
    • The second party audits  are carried out by the parties with interest in the organization, such as customers, either directly or on their behalf
    • The third party audits  are performed by external independent auditor organizations (eg. certification bodies)

 

 

 

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ISO 9001

A ISO - International Organization for Standardization - é uma organização não-governamental que coordena a elaboração e a divulgação de normas técnicas internacionais, entre elas a norma ISO 9001.

A norma NP EN ISO 9001 é o referencial que estabelece os requisitos a serem cumpridos por uma organização com vista a implementar, manter e melhorar um Sistema de Gestão da Qualidade. Estes requisitos visam: Assegurar que os objectivos dos clientes são compreendidos e satisfeitos Identificar as competências necessárias e providenciar a formação aos colaboradores Identificar e corrigir os problemas, determinar as causas e desencadear acções para evitar a recorrência.

A implementação de Sistemas da Qualidade, baseados na norma NP EN ISO 9001, pode colaborar, decisivamente, com o aumento da produtividade, inovação e redução de custos da organização. Este referencial suporta-se no planeamento das actividades – Ciclo PDCA (Plan Do Check Act)-, no esforço de ir ao encontro das expectativas de todas as partes interessadas e na melhoria contínua da organização, tornando-a organizada e, consequentemente, mais competitiva.

O processo de implementação da ISO 9001 – Qualidade -pode ser realizado de forma integrada com todas as normas da família ISO, entre as quais a ISO 22000 - Segurança Alimentar e a ISO 14001 – Sistemas de gestão ambiental .