MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CONSTITUTES
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS All coming together to ensure that the company objectives and targets are met
Definitions An EMS objective is an overall goal arising from the environmental policy statement set by the organization. An EMS target is a detailed measurable performance requirement related to the objective.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
SATISFACTION OF ISO 14001 REQUIREMENT
ACHIEVEMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
ESTABLISH, MONITOR AND IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
CORE BUSINESS PROCESS
WHAT IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM? The ISO 14001 Definition
“The overall management system that includes organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining the environmental policy .”
REQUIREMENTS OF ISO 14001
Policy from senior management
Know how the business effects the environment
Operations / activities
Products / services
REQUIREMENTS OF ISO 14001
IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION
Structure and responsibility
Who does what for ‘key activities’
Specialist skills / technology / resources as required
Training awareness and competence
‘ Key activities’ undertaken by competent personnel; necessary education, training and experience
Internal and external
Plan Do Check Act Environmental Policy Continual Improvement Planning Implementation & Control Checking & Corrective Action Management Review
A Basic EMS Framework Plan, Do, Check, Act ACT CHECK DO PLAN
The Continuous Cycle
Plan Planning, identifying environmental aspects and establishing goals
Do Implementing, includes training and operational controls
Check Checking, includes monitoring and corrective action
Act Reviewing, includes progress reviews and acting to make needed changes
Benefits of implementing ISO 14001 may include:
enhanced compliance to legislation
facilitated financial and real estate transactions, where environmental performance is a factor
reduced costs associated with consumer audits
ability to bid for contracts (protection or increase of market share)
market forces (a real or perceived 'greening' of the marketplace)
economic return from increased efficiency of resource use; and
increased ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Elements:
1 Environmental policy
2.1 Environmental aspects
2.2 Legal and other requirements
2.3 Objectives and targets
2.4 Environmental management program(s)
3 Implementation and operation
3.1 Structure and responsibility
3.2 Training, awareness and competence
3.4 Environmental management system documentation
3.5 Document control
3.6 Operational control
3.7 Emergency preparedness and response
4 Checking and corrective action
4.1 Monitoring and measurement
4.2 Non-conformance and corrective and preventive action
4.4 Environmental management system audit
5 Management review
ISO 14000 Standard Title / Description 14000 Guide to Environmental Management Principles, Systems and Supporting Techniques 14001 Environmental Management Systems - Specification with Guidance for Use 14010 Guidelines for Environmental Auditing - General Principles of Environmental Auditing 14011 Guidelines for Environmental Auditing - Audit Procedures 1: Environmental Management Systems 14012 Guidelines for Environmental Auditing - Qualification Criteria for Environmental Auditors
ISO 14000 14013/15 Guidelines for Environmental Auditing - Audit Programmes, Reviews & Assessments 14020/23 Environmental Labeling 14024 Environmental Labeling - Practitioner Programs - Guiding Principles, Practices and Certification Procedures of Multiple Criteria Programs 14031/32 Guidelines on Environmental Performance Evaluation 14040/43 Life Cycle Assessment General Principles and Practices 14050 Glossary 14060 Guide for the Inclusion of Environmental Aspects in Product Standards
IBM strongly encouraging it suppliers to register to ISO140001
General Motors has announced that it will require all of its suppliers to be certified to the ISO 14001 Standard by December 31, 2002.
The EMS Plan, Do, Check, Act Cycle (e.g., ISO 14001)
Measurement and Monitoring
EMS Nonconformance and Corrective Actions
Roles and Responsibilities
Training and Communication
EMS Document Control
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Objectives and Targets
Environmental Mgmt. Programs
Environmental Policy Management Review
An objective of EMS is to reduce environmental impacts. Below are ways you can support this objective:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Reduce your use of resources such as water. Reuse resources such as office supplies Recycle all batteries, paper, electronics, toner cartridges, metal scraps, metal cans, glass and plastic containers, and fluorescent light bulbs, etc.
Purchasing Requirements – Government purchasing agents, including credit card holders, are required to follow the Affirmative (Green) Procurement Plan.
Carpool – Conserve fuel by carpooling to field sites or other work related destinations.
What Managers and Supervisors Need to Do Provide support to change habits
Old habits die hard.
Employees need support through both motivational and technical hurdles.
Initial training and periodic refreshers are essential to continuing pollution prevention success.
Top Ten Pollution Prevention Techniques
1. Good housekeeping and maintenance practices
2. Spill prevention and preparedness
3. Inventory management
4. Prudent purchasing
5. Waste exchange programs
6. Alternate cleaning processes
7. Reduce/reuse process wastes
8. Process modifications
9. Changes in equipment or technology
10.Environmentally preferable purchasing
An Example: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.
Environmentally preferable purchasing means examining the pollution prevention practices of your vendors and subcontractors
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
An EMS is the combination of people, policies, procedures, review, and plans to help address environmental issues.
Important EMS elements include continual improvement, management commitment, formalization, and awareness of system approach.
Being a good environmental steward is every DOI employee’s business.
Performing your job in an environmentally safe and sound manner benefits us all by protecting the health of the surrounding ecosystem, preserving resources for future generations, being good neighbors, minimizing mission impact due to non-compliance issues, and saving money by decreasing wasted resources.
All personnel have roles and responsibilities at the location for EMS. Your level of participation will vary according to the work you perform. At a minimum, you are responsible for knowing:
The commitments of the Environmental Policy.
How your job impacts the environment.
The procedures/protocols of your job and adhering to them.
The potential environmental impacts of departing from the procedures of your job.