• Further explain the concepts of EMS in general context;
• Enumerate and explain the three important frameworks in EMS; and
• Analyze proposed EMS strategies.
3. Environmental management can be
considered all of the practices, policies, and
procedures that your facility undertakes in
order to comply with local, state and/or
federal environmental legislation. Generally
speaking, this means monitoring your
releases of chemicals and other by-products
to the local air, water, or waste streams.
5. Essentially, environmental management
focuses on resource consumption and waste
generation. By taking a “measure it to
manage it” approach, EMS can be used to
reduce consumption while finding ways to
divert waste from landfills via repurposing,
reuse, or recycling.
6. What are the Benefits of Environmental Management?
1. Because EMS puts focus on your material usage (how much of a
material or chemical comes into your facility versus what leaves as
product or waste), it gives you concrete data to measure and
improve your material costs.
2. You can also view the benefit of EMS from a workplace culture
perspective: the workforce is increasingly prioritizing a business's
environmental footprint as part of how they rate job satisfaction
and employee loyalty.
3. On the topic of markets, consumers are also savvy when it comes to
supporting brands that take environmental compliance seriously.
8. What is the Environmental Management
• ISO 14001:2015
• EMS Software
9. What is ISO 14001:2015? Is ISO for Environmental
ISO 14001:2015 is the most recent publication (from the year 2015) that
outlines the standards for an EHS management system. ISO 14001:2015 has
the three primary goals of giving you a system that will:
• Enhance environmental performance
• Keep you in compliance with environmental regulations
• Setting and meeting environmental improvement goals
10. What is the Concept of Environmental
15. What are Environmental Management Best
Practices for Business?
EMS is a business practice that is all about measuring the performance
and outcomes of your processes – what goes in and what comes out.
It’s fundamentally grounded in data management and applies a
scientific methodology to your everyday activities.
Once you have an environmental management system in place and
understand what your permits and federal laws require you to track
and measure, you can start looking for ways to maximize efficiency.
Your first priority should be on improving data accuracy, then start
applying automation to speed up processes.