2 "There is enough for everybody's need, but not enough for anybody's greed," said Gandhi.
3 ObjectivesThe students should know what is environment management system.The students should learn the different parts of environment management systemThey should now the tasks of EMS and EMS elementsThey should learn about the continuous cycle of EMS
4 Outline EMS definition and overview Elements of EMS Purpose and Benefits of EMSContinuous cycle of EMSsummary
5 What is an environmental management system (EMS)? Part of an organisation’s management system used to develop and implement its environmental policy and manage its environmental aspects.(AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 cl. 3.8)
6 What Is An EMS? (cont…)Tool consisting of standardized procedures to reduce our environmental footprintContinuous quality improvement and strategic planning with the goal of reducing environmental impactsPart of an overall management system which includes organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes, and resources for achieving environmental policy
7 EMS Updated and more aggressive goals for: Energy efficiency Renewable energyWater conservationAcquisitionPollution prevention/recyclingHigh performance buildingsFleet managementElectronics stewardship
8 EMS Elements Important EMS elements include: Continual improvement Pollution preventionComplianceManagement commitmentFormalizationAwareness of a systems-based approach
9 Purpose of an EMSAn EMS brings together the people, policies, plans, review mechanisms, a nd procedures used to manage environmental issues at a facility or in an organization
10 EMS Cycle of Continuous Improvement DOCHECKACTPLAN
11 The Continuous CyclePlan Planning, identifying environmental aspects and establishing goalsDo Implementing, includes training and operational controlsCheck Checking, includes monitoring and corrective actionAct Reviewing, includes progress reviews and acting to make needed changes
12 PlanIdentify aspects and impacts from a facilities activities, products, and servicesReview legal requirementsSet objectives and targetsEstablish a formal EMS program
13 Do Implementation and Operation: Define roles and responsibilities Provide EMS trainingEstablish internal and external communication mechanismsEstablish document control systemEstablish operational controlsIntegrate with or establish emergency preparedness procedures
14 Check Checking and Corrective Action: Conduct periodic monitoring of environmental performanceIdentify root causes of findings and conduct corrective and preventive actionsMaintain environmental recordsConduct periodic EMS audits
15 Act Conduct a periodic senior management review of EMS Revise policies as needed
16 General Benefits Of An EMS Easier complianceUse less materialsPollution preventionNew partnersIncreased efficiencyImproved moraleEnhanced imageFewer mistakesDo more with lessDocumented procedures and management planSustainable programGreater confidence in environmental decision-makingLess inspectionsMore help to Bureaus and Offices
17 Critical for EMS Success Bottom line requirements:EMS is “Everyone’s Management System”Must relate to your organization’s missionMust have senior management commitmentMust be consistent with other management systems (e.g., IT, purchasing) in your organization
18 What You Can DoYour organization may already have an have EMS established or have elements of an EMS in place:Training programs (e.g., on-line DOI EMS Awareness Training offered to DOI employees through DOI LEARN)Plans, permits, etc.Inspections, forms, checklistsYou may be able to contribute to implementing and improving your organization’s EMS
19 What Is An EMS? Implementation Management Review Environmental Policy Checking/Corrective ActionsMeasurement and MonitoringEMS Nonconformance andRecordsEMS AuditsContinuousImprovementPlanningEnvironmental AspectsComplianceObjectives and TargetsEnvironmental Mgmt. ProgramsImplementationRoles and ResponsibilitiesTraining and CommunicationEMS Document ControlEmergency Preparedness and Response
20 In SummaryAn EMS is the combination of people, policies, procedures, review, and plans to help proactively address environmental issuesProactive environmental management benefits us all by:protecting the health of the surrounding ecosystem,preserving resources for future generations,being a good neighbor,minimizing mission impact due to non-compliance issues, andsaving money by decreasing wasted resources
21 Reference:Download Environmental Management System ISO ebook.The integrated use of management system standards-ebook.
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