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Environmental management involves the management of all components of the bio-physical environment, both living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic).

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  1. 1. Environment Management <ul><li>Administrative functions that develop, implement, and monitor the environmental policy of an organization </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas and Holland: ‘The term environment is used to describe, in the aggregate, all the external forces, influences and conditions, which affect the life, nature, behavior and the growth, development and maturity of living organisms.’ </li></ul>
  2. 2. Tata Steel’s efforts at Environment Management are well recognized. It’s Steel Works in Jamshedpur, all its mines, collieries and manufacturing divisions in its out locations are certified to ISO-14001
  3. 3. What is sustainable development? <ul><li>Sustainability – the property of being sustainable, the condition where human activity may be continued indefinitely without damaging the environment and where the needs of all peoples are met equally </li></ul>
  4. 4. The field of sustainable development can be conceptually broken into three constituent parts: environmental sustainability , economic sustainability and social sustainability
  5. 5. Management of energy <ul><li>Buildings and city forms that are energy efficient and use sustainable energies like solar and wind energies should be considered </li></ul>
  6. 6. Management of waste <ul><li>Reuse of things like metals, glass, paper, plastic, textiles, organic waste and water will reduce demand for energy, raw materials, fertilizers and fresh water sources </li></ul>
  7. 7. Management of water supply <ul><li>water consumption can be limited by using raw water, recycled water for gardening and landscaping. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Unsustainable development 'puts humanity at risk' <ul><li>Bangalore was once known as the AC city. But that is no longer the case. What are the reasons for climate change in the city? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Scope of Environment <ul><li>Atmosphere: The atmosphere implies the protective blanket of gases, surrounding the earth: </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrosphere: The Hydrosphere comprises all types of water resources oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, streams, reservoir, polar icecaps, glaciers, and ground water. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Lithosphere: Lithosphere is the outer mantle of the solid earth. It consists of minerals occurring in the earth’s crusts and the soil e.g. minerals, organic matter, air and water </li></ul><ul><li>Biosphere: Biosphere indicates the realm of living organisms and their interactions with environment, viz atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere </li></ul>
  11. 11. ENVIRONMENT STUDIES: IMPORTANCE <ul><li>Environment Issues Being of International Importance </li></ul><ul><li>Explosively Increase in Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Need For Wise Planning of Development </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Need To Save Humanity From Extinction </li></ul><ul><li>Need for An Alternative Solution </li></ul>
  13. 13. HCL has a well defined environment management policy that we proudly refer to as HCL ecoSafe. HCL is the first company in the country to be ISO14001 compliant <ul><li>Key initiatives under sustainable development: </li></ul><ul><li>HCL's Waste Management program </li></ul><ul><li>Internal waste Management program </li></ul><ul><li>HCL's initiative on phasing out of toxic chemicals, like : PVC etc </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>HCL's initiative on increased use of recycled materials </li></ul><ul><li>Customer awareness programs on EMS </li></ul>
  15. 15. NEED FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS <ul><li>Growing Population </li></ul><ul><li>A population of over thousands of millions is growing at 2.11 per cent every year. </li></ul><ul><li>It puts considerable pressure on its natural resources and reduces the gains of development. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Poverty <ul><li>India has often been described a rich land with poor people </li></ul><ul><li>The vast majority of our people are directly dependent on the nature resources of the country for their basic needs of food, fuel shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Environment degradation has adversely affected the poor who depend upon the resources of their immediate surroundings </li></ul>
  17. 17. Agricultural Growth <ul><li>High yielding verities have caused soil salinity and damage to physical structure of soil. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Need to Ground water <ul><li>Factors like community wastes, industrial effluents and chemical fertilizers and pesticides have polluted our surface water and affected quality of the groundwater. </li></ul><ul><li>It is essential to restore the water quality of our rivers and other water bodies </li></ul>
  19. 19. Development And Forests <ul><li>Forests in India have been shrinking for several centuries owing to pressures of agriculture and other uses </li></ul><ul><li>The modern knowledge and skills of the forest deptt. should be integrated with the traditional knowledge and experience of the local communities. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Degradation of Land </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of Genetic Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Evil Consequences of Urbanization </li></ul><ul><li>Air and water Population </li></ul>