CERTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (EMAS AND ISO 14001)

 

What is an environmental management system?
The Environmental Management System (EMS) is that part of the company management system that defines and implements an organization’s environmental policy.
What is it for?
An Environmental Management System allows to deal with environmental issues in parallel with the production and/or service delivery process:

  • achieving a more efficient management of all aspects involved (environmental, technological and organizational)
  • identifying, where possible, opportunities for saving and rationalization (natural resources, raw and ancillary materials, energy and water resources, etc.)
  • ensuring that compliance with legal and other regulations is maintained.

The environmental management systems are based on the principle of continuous improvement implemented according to the Deming Cycle consisting of four main phases (Plan, Do, Check and Act):

PLAN: planning, i. e. the

The environmental management systems are based on the principle of continuous improvement implemented according to the Deming Cycle consisting of four main phases (Plan, Do, Check and Act):

PLAN: planning, i. e. the definition of the objectives and actions to be taken to resolve major environmental problems;

DO: implementation, i. e. the practical application of the various measures; andshutterstock_136924790

CHECK: the control/review, i. e. the verification over time of what has been carried out in order to check the continuous compliance with the environmental policy;

ACT: the action, i. e. the implementation of measures to continuously improve the performance of the environmental management system.

Competitive advantages
Against an additional cost, which is in any case limited and partly affordable, the main advantages of EMSs are as follows

  • reduction of environmental risks
  • reduction of the risk of violation of regulatory compliance and anticipation of future regulations
  • economic facilities (public funding, more favorable conditions for banks and insurance companies, etc.)
  • reduction of internal costs through rationalization and savings
  • Involvement of staff and improved relations with control authorities and local populations
  • greater appreciation from customers who also adopt environmental sustainability policies

Who is it addressed to?
It is aimed at all industrial and non-industrial organizations.

 

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