CVEN
CVEN3701_Week03_LECTURE_EMS_PER.pdf

CVEN3701_Week03_LECTURE_EMS_PER.pdf - CVEN3701...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–12. Sign up to view the full content.

CVEN3701 : Environmental Frameworks, Law and Economics Associate Professor Tommy Wiedmann Week 3: Environmental Management Systems Public Environmental Reporting Acknowledgement: Some of the slides are based on previous material by Stephen Moore, Hazel Rowley and Juan-Pablo Alvarez Gaitan
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001
Image of page 2
What is an Environmental Management System (EMS)? Environmental Management is what an organisation does to minimise harmful effects of its (own) activities on the environment. An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a structured framework and tool designed to help an organisation to reduce its negative impacts on the environment and improve its environmental performance.
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

When does a company need an EMS? Is the company required to comply with environmental laws and regulations? Is the company looking for ways to improve their environmental performance? Is the state of the company’s environmental affairs a significant liability? Does the lack of resources or time prevent the company from managing its environmental obligation effectively?
Image of page 4
Guidelines for EMS THE Guideline for EMS design & certification is the International Organization for Standarization (ISO) 14000 standard on Environmental Management ISO 14001 Requirements for an EMS ISO 14004 – Guidelines for EMS ISO 14001/14004 International standard Designed primarily to improve management Requires commitment to environmental improvement Can be applied to any type of organisation
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

The Implementation of an EMS is standardised in ISO 14001 AS/NZS 14001: "the organisational structure, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for implementing environmental management, which shall be documented. For regulatory and assessment purposes, demonstration of the implementation of identified elements in the system is required."
Image of page 6
ISO 14001 implementation cycle
Image of page 7

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

The very first step (and the most important): Commitment More than regulatory compliance More than being more resource efficient Should be genuine effort to reduce environmental impacts Integrate into all business decisions Who? Ongoing commitment and leadership of the top management are crucial!
Image of page 8
Environmental Policy Statement of policies and objectives for environmental performance (and sustainability) Commitment to continual improvement and prevention of pollution (of operation & products) Minimise environmental impacts Embody life-cycle thinking Commitment to targets and programs Commitment to legal requirements Documented, implemented, maintained, communicated, published
Image of page 9

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 10
Planning "The organisation shall establish, implement and maintain procedures to…" Identify environmental aspects and impacts of activities, products and services (e.g. through an audit) … that can be controlled and influenced
Image of page 11

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 12
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • One '14
  • ISO 14000

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern