What Is Environment Management?

Definition: 
 Each step in resource use can affect the environment for better or worse. The control of these steps is known as environment management. OR

 It’s process by which environmental health is regulated.

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The cotton in cloths you are wearing-what other resources are needed to move resource to next? -what waste products are generated during that operation? -how are they likely to be disposed of? -what pollutants are generated in the complete process?  It needs management plan or system to implement. manage and maintain environmental goals.g. 2 . e.What Are The Steps Involved?  Sustainable utilization Think of a resource you use and track it through diff. steps.

 This include-investment of resources like money and time -cost of training the employees -cost of hiring consultants / other professionals -cost of technical resources for studying enviroment & it’s impacts 3 .Continued……  EM involves the wise use of activity and resources to have an impact on the world.  EM does not come without costs.

Importance / Significance  To take care of the planet is the responsibility of everybody in every type of profession. Benefits:-prevention of pollution & conservation of natural resources -increased energy efficiency -stronger envi. 4 . performance and An attention to and responsibility for taking care of the earth Following a management plan for envi. is a great way to build strong employee relationships and encourage company support around one goal.

5 . Water.Try to assess at own level… • How much amount of resources we have used? • What was it’s source? • What effect does it cause on environment? • How could we reduce their use? • Examples: Plastic. Fossil fuel. etc. Electrical energy. Paper.

Vision. mission and core values of the organization 2.   The plan and policies of authority with respect to       environment.  Environmental policy-- includes. compliance with legal and other requirements  6 . 1.Environmental Policy  Definition:   It’s a written statement that defines the missions of       organization’s. attitude and framework of actions towards EM.

 Lay down a framework of environmental objectives  EP is a part of environmental management system (EMS) 7 . commitments to environmental protection through various      actions- Resource/ raw material utilization - Prevention of pollution at source - Reduction of wastes - Appropriate design and operational management - Minimum use of energy - Creating awareness and training for employees 4.Continued…… 3.

   planned and documented manner  It adopts organizational structure. systematic . implementing and maintaining the policy for     protection of the environment  Thus. planning  and resources for     developing. industry/organization has to have           – written objectives for EMS       8 .Environmental Management System (EMS)  It refers to the system for managing an organization’s    environmental programs in a comprehensive.

EMAS (Eco-management and    audit scheme) 9 .Continued…… – written/documented procedures/processes for the     officers/employees who are involved – assigning responsibilities to employees – environmental audit : to know the environmental aspect and     impacts of company’s activities . EMS certification for relevant    standard such as ISO 14001.

What is an Environmental audit?  Key to restrict the merciless damage to environment in the       name of economic development  It’s a documented verification of process of EMS to obtain      evidence for determining whether the process conforms to      criteria decided by the organization  It’s  a detailed periodic evaluation of organization’s       performance against the set objectives 10 .

Inspection. Checking whether all regulatory requirements have been met  The synopsis and major/minor irregularities shown in the       audit has to be conveyed to the management 11 . verification. Conducting interviews 5. questionnaire. Direct observations 4. 1.  Examination of the products and documents 3.continued…  It is done through. assessment of impacts of  company 2.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)  It refers to review the potential impact of a project to be       launched by an organization  It includes: - Assessment of existing environmental status - Analysis of various factors of ecosystem like tress.    ponds. wildlife - Analysis of adverse impacts of the project to be started  - Impact on people living in the neighborhood 12 .

A Case Study : Green Tax  Cost benefit analysis of polluting activities needs calculation  What happen if each have to pay compensatory green taxes?   Fight between environmentalist and economist on      environmental issues of policy  Free market economy guarantees efficient use of resources      and economization of environmental usages by people  Revenue generated must be implemented for balancing the      quantity of pollution by plantation and other such measures  Case of Persian Gulf shipping lanes to restrict oil spills 13 .

Why to have an EMS?  it lead to maintain and improve the quality of environment   lead to resource conservation  protect both human health as well as environment   meet environmental expectations of the customer  satisfy investors  lessen interference from regulatory authorities  lead to good public relations 14 .

 it provide confidence to stakeholders in ensuring that     regulatory compliances are carried out  lead to enhanced image and market share  lessen liabilities  provide incentive for technology development and its transfer 15 .Continued…..

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