Environmental Management Systems (EMS) development (ISO 14001)

We support our clients in the process of establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving a structured framework to manage environmental impacts through a structured EMS that is compliant with ISO 14001:2015. The standard is internationally recognised and provides a systematic approach to environmental management, helping organisations identify, prioritise, and manage environmental risks and opportunities.

Key components of EMS development

Policy development: Establishing an environmental policy that outlines the organisation's commitment to environmental protection, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and continual improvement of environmental performance.

Environmental aspects and impacts identification: Identifying and evaluating the environmental aspects and impacts of the organisation's activities, products, and services. This involves assessing the potential environmental effects such as air emissions, water discharges, waste generation, energy consumption, and resource use.

Legal and regulatory compliance: Ensuring compliance with relevant environmental laws, regulations, permits, and other requirements applicable to the organisation's operations. This includes staying informed about changes in environmental legislation and maintaining records of compliance activities.

Objectives and targets setting: Establishing environmental objectives and targets aligned with the organisation's environmental policy and priorities. These objectives and targets should be measurable, achievable, and consistent with legal requirements and stakeholder expectations.

Environmental management programs: Developing and implementing programs and initiatives to achieve the organisation's environmental objectives and targets. This may involve implementing pollution prevention measures, resource conservation initiatives, energy efficiency improvements, waste reduction strategies, and biodiversity conservation efforts.

Organisational structure and responsibilities: Defining roles, responsibilities, and authorities within the organisation for implementing and maintaining the EMS. This includes assigning responsibilities for environmental management, conducting training and awareness programs, and establishing communication channels for reporting environmental concerns.

Documentation and control: Establishing procedures, records, and documentation systems to support the effective implementation and maintenance of the EMS. This includes documenting policies, procedures, work instructions, forms, and records related to environmental management activities.

Monitoring, measurement, and evaluation: Monitoring and measuring key environmental performance indicators to track progress towards achieving environmental objectives and targets. This involves collecting data, analysing trends, and evaluating the effectiveness of environmental management programs and initiatives.

Internal audit and management review: Conducting internal audits to assess the effectiveness of the EMS and identify opportunities for improvement. Additionally, conducting regular management reviews to review EMS performance, evaluate compliance, and identify areas for enhancement.

Continual improvement: Implementing processes for continual improvement of the EMS based on audit findings, management review outcomes, corrective actions, preventive actions, and changes in internal and external factors affecting the organisation's environmental performance.

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