Presentation on theme: "Environmental Management Systems Refresher"— Presentation transcript:
1 Environmental Management Systems 101 - Refresher EPA Regions 9 & 10andThe Federal Network for Sustainability2005
2 EMS Requirements in EO 13148EMS in place at all appropriate facilities by December 30, 2005.ISO 3rd Party Certification, orSelf-Declaration.Added “appropriate” facilities. Not all facilities have to have them.
3 What is an Environmental Management System? “The part of the overall management system that includes organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing achieving and reviewing the environmental policy.” ISO14001
4 What is an Environmental Management System? An environmental management system brings together the people, policies, plans, review mechanisms, and procedures used to manage environmental issues at a facility or in an organization.
5 Continual Improvement Cycle Etc.PlanImplementImplementPlanReviewImplementCheckAct is a pretty vague word – need to reinforce the concept of top management review.CheckReviewPlan
6 ISO 14001 Components Environmental Policy Planning Implementation and OperationChecking and Corrective ActionManagement Review
7 Environmental PolicyIssue a policy statement signed by facility managerAt a minimum, commit toContinual improvementPollution preventionEnvironmental complianceIdentifies EMS frameworkPublicly availableAdded “At a minimum” to the description of elements of an E policy. Some government agencies are moving toward sustainability.
8 PlanningIdentify aspects and impacts from facility activities, products, and servicesReview legal requirementsSet objectives and targetsEstablish formal EMS program
9 Implementation & Operation Define roles and responsibilitiesProvide EMS trainingEstablish internal and external communication mechanismsEstablish document control systemEstablish operational controlsIntegrate with or establish emergency preparedness procedures
10 Checking & Corrective Action Conduct periodic monitoring of environmental performanceIdentify root causes of findings and conduct corrective and preventive actionsMaintain environmental recordsConduct periodic EMS audit
11 Management Review Conduct periodic senior management review of EMS Revise policies as needed
12 ISO 14001 Elements Management Review Environmental Policy Checking/ ContinuousImprovementChecking/Corrective ActionsMeasurement and MonitoringEMS Nonconformance and Corrective ActionsRecordsEMS AuditsPlanningEnvironmental AspectsComplianceObjectives and TargetsEnvironmental Mgmt. ProgramsImplementationRoles and ResponsibilitiesTraining and CommunicationEMS Document ControlEmergency Preparedness and Response
13 Registration & Self-Declaration Registration - An external audit of an EMS for conformance with ISO by an entity certified in the US by Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB)Self-Declaration - An assertion by an organization that it is in conformance with the ISO standard based on an internal audit of its EMS
14 SummaryAn EMS is the combination of people, policies, procedures, review, and plans to help address environmental issues.Important EMS elements include continual improvement, management commitment, formalization, and awareness of system approach.