Topic 5: The environmental management system (EMS)

The environmental management system (EMS)

EMS definition - is a set of internal rules defined by a collection of policies, processes, procedures, and records.

This EMS system defines how a company identifies, evaluates, monitors and maintains interactions with the environment to avoid negative environmental impacts.

  • The ISO 14000 series of standards is applicable to various types of work organizations.
  • Basic EMS standard ISO 14001 - requirements with guidance on application.
Top management should set the appropriate policy towards the environment and ensure its implementation.

The ISO 14001 standard is globally recognized and defined and outlines all the typical policies, processes, procedures and records required for a successful EMS.

Examples of manual for EMS implementation you can read on:

2.3MB Powerpoint 2007 presentation

Click Lecture V.pptx link to view the file.