ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, a new normal for Climate resilient economies and companies

March 2, 2021 By Anjali Singh

Environment Management System a new normal for climate resilient economies and companies

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a framework that helps an organization achieve its environmental goals through consistent review, evaluation, and improvement of its environmental performance. The EMS itself does not dictate a level of environmental performance that must be achieved; each organization’s EMS is tailored to the its own individual objectives and targets. 

An EMS helps an organization address its regulatory demands in a systematic and cost-effective manner. This proactive approach can help reduce the risk of non-compliance and improve health and safety practices for employees and the public. An EMS can also help address non-regulated issues, such as energy conservation, and can promote stronger operational control and employee stewardship. 

Basic Elements of an EMS include the following:

  • Reviewing the organization’s environmental goals;

  • Analyzing its environmental aspects & impacts and legal requirements;

  • Setting environmental objectives and targets to reduce environmental impacts and comply with legal requirements;

  • Establishing programs to meet these objectives and targets;

  • Monitoring and measuring progress in achieving the objectives;

  • Ensuring employees’ environmental awareness and competence; and,

  • Reviewing progress of the EMS and making improvements.

  • Identifying potential environmental emergencies and determining preparedness plans to cope up with these emergencies. 

Benefits of EMS

  • Enhanced compliance – EMS minimizes the environmental liabilities through well-designed mitigation procedures. 

  • Resource conservation – It maximizes the efficient use of resources.

  • Pollution prevention – It reduces waste generation by proper planning.

  • Enhanced image – It demonstrates a well-accepted corporate image.

  • Enhanced employee morale – It motivates awareness of environmental concern among all levels of employees.

  • Positive workplace culture perspective – It ensures that organizations maintain compliance with government environmental regulations.

  • Improved environmental performance – It increases better understanding of environmental impacts of business activities.

  • Finally, a good work environment and quality workforce increase skill and efficiency resulting in higher productivity at less cost and higher profits. 

Adoption of EMS in most of the organisations and industries or even an economy will help them in pursuing their climate ambitions. Benefits of opting EnKing International as your expert consultant for implementation of EMS at your firm – 
  1. have hand-holding in providing consultancy and trainings for effective implementation of such standards to any type of organisation. 

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