Implementing an environmental management
The aim of this example is to demonstrate a working procedure on how to implement
an environmental management system based on ABB’s experiences.
An environmental management system (EMS) is a systematic approach to achieve
the environmental goals in a organization. An environmental management
system includes concrete objectives, plans of action and a clear division of
responsibility for environmental questions
The key idea of environmental management is that a company's environmental
aspects are managed in the same way that production,
quality and finance are managed. An EMS will deliver three
key outputs: legal compliance, continual improvement, and a program
reflecting the views of interested parties. See also Tools
& Methods - ISO 14001.
Everyone affected by the implementation of an environmental management system
are the intended users of this strategy, for example, Project leader, Site
managers, Environmental experts, etc.
The working procedure below for implementation of an EMS is purely generic. The
working procedure does not take into account local circumstances, local needs,
or qualifications of the team members.
The Dantes strategy "Handling
and reporting environmental information" could also be of
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