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2 1 Environmental Management SMITE: 1 st Awareness Campaign Eng. Samer Abu Manneh

3 © Samer Abu Manneh 2  Aims of the Seminar   Managing the Environment   Environmental Management Systems   ISO 14001 Principles  Contents of Seminar  Environmental Tools 

4 © Samer Abu Manneh 3 Deliver a shared understanding of key environmental issues and principles Reveal the benefits of the implementation of an environmental management system Explain the fundamentals of environmental management, and show how to implement the organization's environmental system Aims of the Seminar

5 © Samer Abu Manneh 4 Being green is no longer fashionable or glamorous, it is a New Fact of Business Life The Challenge today is how to meet the present generation’s needs without compromising the abilities of future generations to meet their needs The only way to take this challenge is by adopting environmentally aware approach to management Managing the Environment

6 © Samer Abu Manneh 5 The financial cost of environmental destruction has been estimated to be up to 6 % of any nations GDP. Atmospheric Pollution Water Pollution Soil Damage Noise Pollution This measure includes: Managing the Environment

7 © Samer Abu Manneh 6 Managing the Environment RESOURCES PRODUCTION CONSUMPTION WASTES ECONOMY ENVIRONMENT The relation between the environment and the economy

8 © Samer Abu Manneh 7 Systematic evaluation and management of environmental impacts brings with it many business benefits Improved Operating Efficiencies Competitive Advantages Improved Risk Management Reduced Liabilities Legislative Compliance Credibility Focus Enhancing Image Managing the Environment

9 © Samer Abu Manneh 8 Investors Competitors Governments Suppliers Contractors Retailers Insurers Local Authorities Community Business Associations Media Educational Institutes Trade Unions NGO’s Environmental Pressure Economic Pressure Pressure and Stakeholders Managing the Environment

10 © Samer Abu Manneh 9 Environmental Management Systems enables organizations to be proactive rather than reactive Identify React Cure Wait Typical Implement Check Review Plan EMS driven Managing the Environment

11 © Samer Abu Manneh 10 Environmental issues can be categorized to: Global Warming Ozone Layer Depletion Acid Rain Waste burden Natural Resources Extraction Bioaccumulation of toxins Managing the Environment Ecological Losses Soil contamination Groundwater contamination External noise Visual Intrusion Surface water contamination

12 © Samer Abu Manneh 11 The environmental implementation tools can be classified into the following main categories:  Process related tools  Product related tools  Management related tools Environmental Tools

13 © Samer Abu Manneh 12 The process related tools include: Environmental Tools  Waste Minimization Audit  Best Available Technology  Best Operating Practice  Toxic Use Reduction  Cleaner Technology Performance Indicators

14 © Samer Abu Manneh 13 The product related tools include: Environmental Tools  Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)  Eco design  Eco Labeling

15 © Samer Abu Manneh 14 The management related tools include: Environmental Tools  Life Cycle Costing (LCC)  Environmental Management Systems  Environmental Reporting & Communications  Environmental Performance Evaluation & Indicators  Environmental Audits

16 © Samer Abu Manneh 15 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) provides the framework through which environmental performance can be controlled and improved EM Systems are similar to quality systems The common management principles are: Written procedures System Audits Corrective and preventive actions Training to top up skill and awareness of staff Environmental Management Systems

17 © Samer Abu Manneh 16 Understanding impacts Using less and buying better Senior management leadership Environmental manager Environmental literacy Integration with management system Honest communications Measurable benefits The Essence of Successful Environmental Management Environmental Management Systems

18 © Samer Abu Manneh 17 EM Systems such as ISO 14000, BS7750 requires: Initial Review Policy Planning Environmental Aspects Objectives and Targets Management Planning and Training Operational Control Documentation Monitoring & Audit Management Review Environmental Management Systems

19 © Samer Abu Manneh 18 Has formalized systems to control processes Does not provide absolute standard performance Is good management practice The environmental policy is publicly available Requires personnel responsibility to be defined Has training programs Internal auditing There are some similarities with the Quality Management System QMS of ISO 9000: Environmental Management Systems

20 © Samer Abu Manneh 19 Includes whole organization or site Requires compliance with legislation and codes of practice Based on the evaluation and mitigation of environmental aspects Introduces wider concepts of the customer through stakeholders ideas Has longer implementation times than QMS There are as well new features: Environmental Management Systems

21 © Samer Abu Manneh 20 Identification, control and continual improvement of environmental impacts arising from business activities The five main principles of ISO 14000 are: 1. Policy 2. Understanding issues 3. Planning to make things happen 4. Allocating resources in place and implementing 5. Auditing and management review ISO 14001 Principles

22 © Samer Abu Manneh 21 Policy Appropriate to impacts Commit to continual improvement Commit to prevention of pollution Commit to legal compliance Framework for objectives and targets Documented and communicated to staff Available for public ISO 14001 Principles

23 © Samer Abu Manneh 22 Understanding issues Identify activities, products and services Determine aspects and their significance Identify legal and other requirements ISO 14001 Principles

24 © Samer Abu Manneh 23 Planning to make things happen Defining roles and responsibilities Identifying training needs Establishing objectives and targets Ensuring operational control ISO 14001 Principles

25 © Samer Abu Manneh 24 Allocating resources in place and implementing Human Financial Technology ISO 14001 Principles

26 © Samer Abu Manneh 25 Checking compliance Ensuring continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness Auditing and management review ISO 14001 Principles

27 © Samer Abu Manneh 26 Top management commitment Emergency procedures Communication Seek view of interested parties No absolute performance requirements Relate to business ISO 14001 Principles

28 © Samer Abu Manneh 27 Thank You

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