What with countries economies around the world struggling at the moment it seems like everyone and everything has to contribute to the economy in one way or another. In relation to a previous post discussing whether businesses generally see the environmental management as a burden rather than […]
I have been dealing with environmental management systems for many years -whether developing them, auditing them or training folk about them. One thing that I have generally noticed is that they are often more complicated than they need to be.
I am a keen runner and I have been reading a lot […]
The definition of environmental performance indicators (EPIs) as stated in the international standard ISO 14031 is:
“A specific expression that provides information about an organisation’s environmental performance.”
They are environmental KPIs (key performance indicators). KPIs are commonly used in many areas of business such as occupational health and safety, finance and quality management. If environmental performance indicators are measured that relate to the key
When developing an environmental management system to ISO 14001 the first thing you should do is an initial environmental review. In this post I will attempt to give you an understanding of the purpose of an initial environmental review and how you might complete one.
The initial environmental review is not a mandatory […]
I just wanted to share a bit of information on writing environmental policy statements with ISO 14001 particularly in mind. The word ‘good’ in the title of this post is important as you can write a policy statement that will pass a 14001 external audit, but is not as effective as it could be.
I sometimes wonder whether the environment is getting a bad name here in the U.K. From recent attacks against wind energy subsides from around 100 MPs to 7 influential airlines attacking carbon taxes. I don’t think some businesses are aware of the clear benefits that can occur from improved standards of environmental management.
ISO 14001 requires that organisations develop environmental objectives and targets and management programmes. Objectives and targets tend to be set after the environmental policy is completed. In fact it is very important they are completed at this stage as they must be based on policy commitments.
There is an important difference between environmental objectives and targets that we […]
Environmental management systems offer a framework for managing significant environmental aspects and impacts. Before we get started I have prepared a short you tube presentation on environmental management systems which you can see below.
A good place to start would be what management systems actually are.
An effective management system is built on Total Quality Management concepts. In order to […]
When I am delivering IEMA and NEBOSH courses this topic often causes difficulty to many. Environmental aspects and impacts assessment is a key part of many areas of environmental management such as the development of environmental management systems (EMS) to ISO 14001. In this post I plan […]
- The Environment has an Economic Value!
- Top Five Tips to Simplify your ISO14001 EMS
- Environmental Key Performance Indicators
- Where to Start When Implementing ISO 14001
- How to Write a ‘Good’ Environmental Policy Statement
- Is the Environment a Burden for Business
- Environmental Objectives, Targets and Management Programmes for ISO 14001