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Lecture 13 environment management system



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  • 1. Environment management System R. B. Chavan Department of Textile Technology Indian Institute of technology Hauz-Khas, New Delhi 110016 E-Mail
  • 2. Introduction
    • Environmental can not be ignored in global market
    • Stringent environment legislations
    • Pressure from consumers to reduce environment impact
    • Efficient and effective use of raw materials and improved process operations are vital if companies are to remain competitive.
    • Solving environmental issues should be an essential part of your business plan.
  • 3.
    • A sound, well-conceived environmental management system is a practical management tool that can help the company:
    • reduce waste and hence operating costs;
    • gain competitive advantage;
    • demonstrate compliance with legal environment obligations;
    • anticipated legislative requirements;
    • concern for the global and local environment.
    • improve its public image.
  • 4.
    • three strategies
    • Develop in-house EMS;
    • Follow the guidelines of the international standard ISO 14001 or the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS);
    • Pursue formal certification/verification to these standards.
    • All three strategies are voluntary, .
  • 5.
    • The advantages of external certification
    • External recognition is desirable if:
    • The company is asked by a buyer to implement a recognised EMS;
    • The company wishes to enhance its public reputation;
    • The company wants to explore into a new market area where environmental issues have a high priority;
    • the third-party check imposes a discipline on the environmental management activities (which might not otherwise be achievable) and provides credibility for the EMS
  • 6.
    • Elements of an EMS
    • An EMS consists of the following elements:
    • commitment from senior management;
    • appointing/identifying an individual to oversee the operation of the EMS;
    • setting up a project team or steering group;
    • developing an environmental policy;
    • carrying out an environmental effects review and assessment of significance;
    • identifying legislative requirements;
    • developing an action plan;
  • 7.
    • setting objectives and targets as part of an environmental improvement programme;
    • assigning responsibility;
    • writing procedures to control activities that have a significant environmental impact;
    • developing staff awareness and providing training;
    • establishing a controlled system of records;
    • periodic auditing of the system to ensure it is operating effectively;
    • public reporting (optional).
  • 8.