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  • CESQA : Sustainable Development
    of future generations to meet their own needs This concept resumes the issue of the compatibility of the demands of economic growth with the limited natural resources therefore with the environment s ability to absorb the waste and polluting emissions However sustainable development is not just the mere protection of the environment It is a concept of development that requires a global and preventive approach so that it is possible to integrate the economic environmental and social dimension of a community The objective is to reach a better quality of life for everyone in a society not only richer but also healthier and fairer in a cleaner and safer environment Important indications on how to apply Sustainable Development come from the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 at the end of which a document was drawn up Agenda XXI an action plan to be adopted starting the 90 s for the 21st century It includes the strategies and measures able to promote sustainable development at a global level This document adopted by each continent and translated into the commitment of European regions in the Chart of Aalborg 1994 emphasizes the importance of certain fundamental aspects such as

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  • CESQA : Territorial Environmental Management
    Industriale Via Marzolo 9 35131 Padova Territorial Environmental Management The now increasingly pressing need for protection of the environment together with the management needs of the area and the activities that are carried out often related to the need for promotion and economic development have led to develop methods of implementation of Environmental Management Systems Integrated on territory Application of these systems to a territory allows to tackle the environmental challenges that characterize it in a global context of the protection and enhancement Even just from a environmental point of view a local level approach allows to identify analyze manage and improve in a systemic context an interdependent network of services and activities generating set environmental impacts A coordinated management of territory comes naturally and consequently from such an approach Thanks to an environmental integrated approach economic and social aspects can be integrated The Integrated Environmental Management System is intended to create an organizational structure aimed at the design implementation and application of environmentally correct management practices as well as mechanisms for control and monitoring of the environmental performance of the activities and services that take place on a territory That way Municipalities and the local authorities have the chance

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  • CESQA : Territorial Area Brand
    and private The design and creation of Area Brands allows the local Stakeholders both public and private to develop and promote specific aspects and treasures of their territory Thus the Area Brands can be related to different types of features Environmental such as landscape flora fauna etc Economic such as agricultural and industrial activities and services Cultural and social such as historic events artistic expressions tradition and folklore religious customs etc Agro food such as typical productions The creation of an Area Brand gives value to positive aspects that a territory offers to its visitors also requiring active involvement of the stakeholders in tourist business that is of all those have an interest in this sector The strategic aspect of the creation of an Area Brand is the ability of developing a communication and collaboration network among all involved actors through a commitment and a high involvement This enables all stakeholders to organize in an efficient and effective way their own offer by the advantage of knowing not only the tourists requests but also tourist attractions and services that the territory can offer An Area Brand can also become an important territorial management tool Due to its role as coordinator

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  • CESQA : LCA - Life Cycle Assessment
    Tel 39 049 8275539 6 Fax 39 049 8275785 info cesqa it Università degli studi di Padova c o Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale Via Marzolo 9 35131 Padova LCA Life Cycle Assessment Life Cycle Assessment is a technique used to assess environmental aspects and potential impacts related to a product service An LCA study carried out in compliance with the international regulations of the ISO 14040 series concerns by Definition of goal and scope of the analysis Filling of an inventory of matter and energy flows entering and exiting the system assessment of potential impacts associated with these flows interpretation of the results of the previous steps in the light of the objectives set for the study This method is addressed to all the private Governmental and Non Governmental Organizations interested in finding a way for improving environmental performance of their product service Once the from cradle to grave assessment of the environmental aspects impacts is done the LCA lends itself to several strategic applications such as Identification of the opportunity to improve environmental performances Appliance of decisions aimed at optimizing and controlling the productive processes Identification of indices to assess the environmental performance Marketing actions and information such as

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  • CESQA : Eco-labels and Product Environmental Declaration
    labels and Product Environmental Declaration Besides system certifications product certifications are becoming more and more important all over Europe These are known as the environmental labels among which the European Ecolabel and the Environmental Product Declaration EPD The European ecolabel based on the EC Regulation no 1980 2000 is a mark designed to promote products and services that have a lower environmental impact during their entire life cycle thus contributing to an efficient use of resources and to a high level of environment protection It is a voluntary and selective tool of environmental policy established in the 5th action programme of the European Union based on the assessment of the ecological and performance qualities of the products entire life cycle Some of the advantages of a company adopting the ecolabel are A high visibility on the market by selling products recognised and advertised on the whole European territory The possibility to stand out from the competitors with products environmentally sustainable Ability to attract those consumers who take care of environmental issues The EPD based on the Technical Report ISO TR 14025 is a document that enables the communication of targets and comparable and credible information on the environmental performance of

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  • CESQA : Environmental Audit
    39 049 8275539 6 Fax 39 049 8275785 info cesqa it Università degli studi di Padova c o Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale Via Marzolo 9 35131 Padova Environmental Audit Environmental Audit is a systematic and documented verification process used to provide objective evidence that certain activities conditions and environmental management systems comply with the criteria set by the audit and to communicate the results achieved during this process targets of an Environmental Audit are establishing the conformity to a standard ISO 14001 or EMAS improving compliance with mandatory laws pursuing continuous improvement of environmental performance identifying potential problems determining whether the management system adopted is properly implemented and maintained The reference standard that provides guidelines for proper management of the audit process is ISO 19011 Depending on the client the objective and scope are distinguished audits required the organization itself to review the status of implementation and the effectiveness of its EMS and its processes second party audit performed by an organization towards its suppliers both in the preliminary pre contract both during the delivery post contract third party audit performed by an independent third party and aimed at verifying the compliance with the requirements of specific rules providing for

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  • CESQA : QMS – Quality Management System
    apply the quality policy and to meet its targets In this context Quality refers to the skill of satisfying the needs of the Organization s internal and external customers being a key factor for a company s success and a competitive advantage among its competitors Requirements for an effective building and implementation of a Quality Management System are described by the ISO 9000 standards series that became very important by

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  • CESQA : Accreditation of Testing Laboratories
    recognition of the laboratory ACCREDIA grants the accreditation for certain tests when the laboratory proves that its activities comply with the requirements of the international standard ISO IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories This standard refers to testing laboratories indicating either the laboratories of chemical analyses chemistry physics microbiology or the mechanical and electric testing laboratories Besides the technical competence the laboratory must prove to have put into practice the basic principles of any quality management system whose reference standards are the ISO 9000 series In order to comply with the UNI CEI EN ISO IEC 17025 standard a laboratory must adjust its operational and organizational methods to two different and complementary categories of requirements set by the standard Management requirements similar to ISO 9001 ones and including not only the implementation of a documentary system describing carefully and clearly the way in which the laboratory is able to ensure the reliability of the tests but also the organization and structure of the laboratory the assessment of suppliers the management of orders the control of documents and data the management of advertising non compliance corrective and preventive actions the internal audits and the re

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