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Effective Environmental Management System

An Effective Environmental Management System

An effective management system is demonstrated by the following:

  • Identifying and managing environmental impacts/risks the “first time”.
  • Complying with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements relevant for the environment.
  • Application of provision for measurement of effectiveness and efficiency of the EMS i.e., environmental KPIs and indicators.
  • Acting as a vehicle to achieve strategic direction, goals, and targets.

Ingredients of an Effective Environmental Management System

  • Employs a strategic plan as the platform.
  • Addresses environmental management system scope.
  • Recognizes leadership commitment and accountability.
  • Ensures an environmental policy in place.
  • Is based upon measurable environmental objectives.
  • Employs process approach and risk-based thinking.
  • Demonstrates competence and training effectiveness evaluation.
  • Addresses risk-based environmental policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Incorporates non-conforming outputs/ environmental incidents resolution. 
  • Incorporates appropriate, business friendly, and measurable KPIs and environmental indicators.
  • Encourages effective and efficient internal audits.
  • Provides meaningful and value-adding management reviews.
  • Delivers effective corrective actions.
  • Triggers continual improvement.

EMS Design Philosophy

  • Employs a multi-functional management team.
  • Driven by top management.
  • Employs working level process teams.
  • Uses risk assessment to develop a focus.
  • Provides guidelines for developing environmental policies, procedures, and tools. 
  • Incorporates documented information effective approval.
  • Based upon database interactive ERP model. 

EMS Implementation

  • Employs actual developed EMS for training.
  • Evaluates training effectiveness for competence retention.
  • Based upon providing a logic or rationale for people.
  • Incorporates user-friendly and direct job-related questionnaires.
  • Informs employees about expected records generation.

EMS Evaluation

  • Employs meaningful EMS data and information.
  • Utilizes effective analysis and evaluation tools.
  • Enforces process and risk-based effective internal audits.
  • Relies upon meaningful, value-adding, and effective management reviews. 
  • Employs meaningful EMS data and information.
  • Utilizes effective analysis and evaluation tools.
  • Enforces process and risk-based effective internal audits.
  • Relies upon meaningful, value-adding, and effective management reviews. 

EMS Continual Improvement

  • Incorporates risk-based approach to address non-conformances/ environmental incidents.
  • Promotes process-based root cause analysis.
  • Encourages effective corrective actions based upon root cause analysis (processes).
  • Employs continual improvement drivers for environmental and business performance improvement.
  • Keeps EMS aligned with the strategic plan. 

EMS Resources

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