What is an EMS?
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency. While the goal is to achieve registration, it is not the only goal. The internal benefits of an effective Environmental Management System are significant. Implementing one may seem daunting, fortunately, the standards are flexible, they mandate requirements for an organization to follow but allow you to fulfill the requirements any way you choose.…
Having an effective EMS helps you reduce your organization’s impact on the environment, it also helps to improve the health and safety for both you employees and the community. An EMS also ensures that your organization’s activities comply with environmental legislation and regulations. With an increased focus on energy efficiency and waste management, an EMS also helps organizations improve their operating efficiency, which reduces costs. Employees are also given access to all the environmental concerns related to their profession, which helps them to understand the importance of environmental awareness and individual actions.
An EMS is an excellent resource for monitoring objectives and tracking your organization’s progress. The result is continual improvement and faster achievement of sustainability goals, which contributes to an increased positive brand image.
An EMS helps an organization address regulatory requirements in a systematic and cost-effective manner. A proactive approach can help reduce the risk of non-compliance and improve health and safety practices for employees, customers, and your community.
An EMS will help improve your organization’s compliance. There are many environmental acts and regulations that all businesses must be aware of and be able to comply with. Focusing on environmental management will help your organization to assess your current arrangements against legal requirements.
Improving environmental performance can lead to cost savings, areas of focus often include utility use (gas, electricity, and water), waste, and transport. There are many areas where improvements will see cost savings and improved environmental performance could also reduce the likelihood of fines and prosecutions.
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If you would like more information on how ETI Group can help you with your Environmental Management Systems needs, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you. Please contact us today!