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Present Status of Environmental Management Systems

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procedures and processes  Focuses on continual improvement of the system .Environmental Management Systems An Environmental Management System (EMS):  Serves as a tool to improve environmental performance  Provides a systematic way of managing an organization’s environmental affairs  Is the aspect of the organization’s overall management structure that addresses immediate and long-term impacts of its products. assignment of responsibility and ongoing evaluation of practices. services and processes on the environment  Gives order and consistency for organizations to address environmental concerns through the allocation of resources.

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the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the years from 2005 to 2014 the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). .  In December 2002.Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD)  The aim of EMS is to increase the sustainability of projects and developments and move towards ecologically sustainable societies.  Governments from around the world have been invited to strengthen their contribution to sustainability through a focus on education.

environmental and EMS auditing. updating the standard.  ISO 14000 refers to a family of voluntary standards and guidance documents to help organizations address environmental issues. the International Organization for Standardization published the  This is an international voluntary standard describing specific requirements for an  ISO 14001 is a specification standard to which an organization may receive certification or registration.  Included in the family are standards for EMS. ISO14001 is the dominant environmental management system in the world. EMS. environmental labelling. ISO 14001 is considered the foundation document of the entire series.  In September 1996. the EMS standard.ISO 14000 and 14001  ISO stands for the International Organisations for Standardization. located in Geneva. .  A second edition of ISO 14001 was published in 2004. performance evaluation and life-cycle assessment. first edition of ISO 14001. Switzerland.

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Some tools for Environmental Management . waste. energy. geology. . water.EIA Environmental Impact Assessment:  A process whereby the impact on the environment of a project or development is assessed in terms of biodiversity. historical and indigenous significance (if relevant) and social and economic changes.

.  This is mandated by planning regulators and available to stakeholders for consultation.Some tools for Environmental Management – EES or EIS Environmental Effects Statement (EES) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS):  The report produced as a result of an environmental impact statement that describes the effects/impacts of the project/development.

from raw material extraction through materials processing.Some tools for Environmental Management  Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) : Also called “cradle to grave analysis”. releases. distribution. manufacture. it is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from-cradle-to-grave (i. and disposal or recycling). . use.e.  LCA’s can help avoid a narrow outlook on environmental concerns by:  Compiling an inventory of relevant energy and material inputs and environmental releases.  Evaluating the potential impacts associated with identified inputs and  Interpreting the results to help you make a more informed decision.. repair and maintenance.

semi-qualitative or quantitative risk assessment methods. including uncertainties and assumptions. Analysing the risks to ecological values using qualitative. Developing a risk management plan to minimise the risks. Characterising and ranking the risks. objectives and resources available. Monitoring the system to provide information on the effectiveness of the plan. It is comprised of the following steps:     Planning the assessment by setting the management goals. to make them accessible to decision makers and stakeholders.     .Some tools for Environmental Management . Formulating the problem to determine the scope of the assessment. Implementing the risk management plan. Identifying the ecological values and the likely hazards to these values.ERA Environmental (or Ecological) Risk Assessment is the process of estimating the effects of human actions on a natural resource.

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Precautionary Principle  The precautionary principle states that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment. that the action or policy is harmful. in the absence of scientific consensus. . the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking the action.

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Corporate Real Estate Policy  Implementation Structure and Senior Management Responsibilities  Environmental Targets and Sustainability Strategy Action Plan  Monitoring and Verification  Communication and Feedback . Corporate Environmental Policy 2.Environmental Management at McGraw-Hill  Environmental Impacts  Environmental Policy 1. Paper Procurement Policy 3.