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1 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Buddy up for EMS Collaborative implementation of IEMA ACORN (BS 8555) EMS James Thorne (IEMA) Karen Gallagher (Exeter) Rose Rooney (Bristol) Nor Aziz (Kingston) Mark Webster (UWE) Logos./….. And names

2 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Workshop Structure Introduction (2 mins) What is BS8555 (15 mins) Collaborative approach (10 mins) Discussion(20 mins) Buddy up (10 mins)

3 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema James Thorne Technical Adviser Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment BS 8555 and Acorn Phased Implementation of an Environmental Management System

4 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Outline Introduction – Who are iema What is BS 8555/Acorn How to implement Acorn Scheme Benefits Further information

5 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Membership: 14,000+ (54% in Business) Professional qualifications and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) iema has members all over the world Promotes environmental best practice, including EMS policy development Approves environmental training courses Produces a range of publications IEMA is Acorn Scheme Owner. Administers the register Memorandum of understanding with EAUC

6 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema BS 8555 British Standard – published in 2003 –“Guide to the phased implementation of an environmental management system including the use of environmental performance evaluation”

7 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema What does BS 8555 do? In short it provides a route to ISO and EMAS, with stopping off places on the way Breaks ISO and EMAS implementation into six levels Links Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) and Environmental Performance Evaluation (ISO 14031) Provides for focused training, auditing & implementation at each level Supports relationships between suppliers and customers

8 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Phase 1 Commitment and Establishing the Baseline Phase 2 Identifying and Ensuring Compliance with Legal and other Requirements Phase 3 Developing Objectives, Targets and Programmes Phase 4 Implementation and Operation of the environmental management system Phase 5 Checking, Audit and Review The Phases of BS8555

9 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Implementing Acorn Training Providers Courses on implementing Acorn Scheme – Groundwork Acorn Service Providers Provide assistance in implementing Acorn Phases – Environmental Strategies Ltd, WYG Acorn Inspection Bodies UKAS accredited bodies carry out independent audits to specified phase

10 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Acorn Inspection Bodies Acorn Inspection Bodies operate under a contract with the IEMA and conduct inspections – all are also ISO certifiers

11 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema IEMA Acorn Scheme: Recognition

12 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Acorn Register OrganisationAddressPhase Level Inspection Date Acorn Inspection Body Nace CodeScope S.K. Electrical 17 Sunningdale Park, Newcastle, County Down, N.Ireland, BT33 0QL 3 4th January 2007 NQA Acorn-NQA- 006 DL The provision of portable appliance testing. Armagh City Hotel 2 Friary Road, Armagh, County Armagh, BT60 4FR 3 19th February 2007 NQA Acorn-NQA- 017 H The provision of hotel and conference services

13 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Benefits of IEMA Acorn Scheme Accredited recognition that different Phases of BS 8555 have been achieved Accreditation by UKAS Supports tenders and funding bids Flexible for participants Recognised by HEFCE and Government (DEFRA) Recognised by People and Planet Green League Recognised by Universities that Count

14 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Acorn: Progress to date To date, 500+ organisations have been inspected to Acorn Diverse variety of organisations of all shapes/sizes/sectors –Large (Trinity Mirror Printing) –Small (SME’s – less than 10 employees)

15 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema IEMA Support Tools Downloadable assistance in Acorn implementation FREE - Phase one workbook Free - Acorn Progress Planner

16 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Ref No. By Who MPI Score & Statu s Timescales - to be determined >>>>>>>>>>>>> 01-Jan-05 Phase 1 Securing Commitment and Establishing the Baseline 0% 1.1 Top Management Commitment Appoint a Management Representative Senior management briefing/training on EMS & Acorn Establish an EMS Implementation Team Draft an outline of management structure and responsibilities under the EMS Baseline Assessment Establish scope of Baseline Assessment and people involved Produce site plan & drainage plan Establish environmental history of site Identify main activities, products & services Identify likely significant aspects/impacts Identify key legal requirements Review existing management practices and suitability for ISO Identify significant views of interested parties Identify key environmentally related costs Draft Environmental Policy Develop a draft policy in line with ISO14001 requirements. 0 The Acorn Scheme Phase/Stage/Task

17 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema IEMA St Nicholas House 70 Newport Lincoln LN1 3DP Tel:

18 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Collaborative Implementation Experience of Bristol, Exeter, Kingston and UWE

19 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Group Purpose Support network to achieve full EMS implementation across all 4 University’s in a cost effective manner

20 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Group Development Group of 4 Universities –University of Exeter –University of the West of England –University of Bristol –Kingston University Linked up via EAUC and regional contact Regular meetings (2 months) Clear commitment and objectives from outset

21 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Group Benefits Pooling skills, knowledge and experience Resource sharing Sharing tasks Work through problems and deliver outcomes Realistic pace of implementation Motivation, support and peer comfort Cost effective approach enables investment in performance improvement

22 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Progress to date… UniversityScopePhase achievedDate University of Exeter Campus ServicesPhase 1November 2009 UWEFacilitiesPhase 1January 2010 University of Bristol Estates OfficePhase 1February 2010 Kingston University Whole UniversityPhase 1, 2 & 3December 2009 Group target to achieve ISO within the next 12 months

23 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Costs Try phase one before you commit Phase 1, 2 & 3 workbook - £50.00 IEMA registration - £100 Audit by AJA registrars - £550 for phase 1 Train fares Catering Free room booking

24 “promoting the goal of sustainable development” iema Next Steps Q&A Buddy up Set your first meeting


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