What is an environmental management system?
An environmental management system is a framework that organisations can use to measure and improve their environmental impact through better use of resources and reducing waste. Certification can help organizations meet regulatory requirements, gain credibility with stakeholders and develop a competitive advantage.
The process to identify and evaluate an organization’s environmental aspects is the cornerstone of an ISO 14001 environmental management system. It will form the core for managing environmental risks, realising opportunities, and achieving continual improvement.
Download this article to find out more about the main stages of implementing a process to manage your organization’s environmental aspects – setting you on the path to a robust EMS.
You will learn:
- What are environmental aspects?
Get and understanding of the elements of your organization’s activities, products or services that can interact with the environment and why this is an important part of any environmental management system.
- What is environmental aspects management?
We share three key parts of this important process.
- A 6-stage approach to managing environmental aspects
A summary of the stages to consider for effective aspects management – from defining the scope of your environmental management system, right through to review.