Environmental Management System. What is EMS? EMS is a part of a comprehensive management system that addresses how the overall business activities, including.
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What is EMS? EMS is a part of a comprehensive management system that addresses how the overall business activities, including its products and services, impact the environment. EMS maximizes company participation in environmental performance now and in the future.
ISO 14000 Series Standards Organizational Evaluation Standard Organizational Evaluation Standards EMS 14001 Specification 14004 General Guidelines Environmental Auditing 14010 General Principles 14011 Audit Procedures 14012 Auditor Criteria Environmental Performance Evaluation 14031 Guidelines
Product Evaluation Standards ISO 14000 Series Standards Product Evaluation Standards Environmental Aspects in Product Standards Guide 64 EAPS Guide Environmental Labeling Life Cycle Assessment 14040 Principles and Framework 14041 Goals and Definitions 14042 Impact Assessment 14043 Improvement Assessment 14020 Basic Principles 14021 Self Declaration 14022 Symbols 14024 Testing and Verification 14024 Third Party
Concepts of ISO 14001 This standard provides organizations with the elements for an environmental management system, which can be integrated into other management systems to help achieve environmental and economic goals
Environmental Management System Model Environmental Policy Planning Management Review Implementation and Operation Checking and Corrective Action Continual Improvement
Definitions Environment – is defined as the global surroundings in which an organization operates and includes air, water, land, natural resources, flora, fauna, humans, and their interaction. Environmental aspect- is defined as an element of an organization’s activities, products, or services that can interact with the environment. Environmental impact- is defined as any change, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from an organization’s activities, product or services.
Definitions Cont… Environmental objective- is an overall environmental goal, arising from the policy statement, that an organization sets for itself and which is quantified when practical. Environmental Target- is detailed performance requirement
Requirements of ISO 14001 See ISO web site http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods- services/otherpubs/iso14000/index.html
Questions What is your business activities that effect the environment? How can your business do a better job of protecting the environment?
Benefits of EMS Global Facilitate trade and remove barriers Improve environmental performance Build consensus that there is a need for environmental management and a common terminology for EMS
Benefits of EMS Organizational Assuring customers of a commitment to environmental management Meeting customer requirements (primary reason) Maintaining a good public image Satisfying investor criteria Obtaining insurance at reasonable costs Increasing market share – competitive advantage
Benefits of EMS Organizational Reducing incidents that results in liability Improving defense posture in litigation Conserving input materials and energy Facilitating the attainment of permits Improving industry/government relations Cost effective Focus on prevention
Benefits of EMS http://www.trst.com/iso1-frame.htm