EMS General Requirements Target ( improved environmental performance) EMS provides a structured process to improve environmental performance Complexity will be dependant on the size of the organization Designate a Management Representative
Organizational Impact Policy Past and Planned Activities Legislative and regulatory requirements. Priorities, Objectives and Targets. Implementation Control, monitoring, corrective actions, auditing and review activities Adapt to changing circumstances.
Environmental Policy 1. Drives the implementation and improvement of the EMS. 2. Reflects the commitment of top management. 3. Forms the basis for objectives and targets. 4. Reviewed / revised periodically to reflect changing conditions or information.
Planning 1. Environmental Aspects 2. Legal and other Requirements 3. Objectives and Targets 4. Environmental Management Program
Implementation and Operation 1. Structure and Responsibility 2. Training, Awareness and Competence 3. Communication
EMS Documentation 1. Describe the core elements of the EMS 2. Outline the interactions 3. Provide direction
Document Control 1. Intent of the document control system is to create and maintain documents that help implement the EMS. 2. Focus on the EMS not complex documentation.
Operation Controls 1. Documented procedures to cover situations that could lead to deviations from policy or objectives 2. Operating criteria 3. Communicate procedures and requirements to suppliers and contractors
Emergency Preparedness and Response 1. Establish and maintain procedures to identify potential for and response to accidents and emergency situations 2. Periodically test the procedures
Checking and Corrective Action 1. Monitor and measure key characteristics of the operation and activities that have an impact on the environment 2. Calibration of monitoring equipment 3. Establish an evaluation / auditing system 4. Establish a system for handling corrective actions 5. Establish a system to change documented procedures 6. Establish a system to maintain records 7. Conduct audits and report findings to management
Management Review 1. Determine intervals for top management to review the EMS 2. This review decides the suitability, adequacy and effectiveness of the EMS 3. The review is documented 4. Address possible changes to the EMS
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