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implementation of EMS

Implementation of EMS for a company that doesn't have one.
- How would you set one up for a company

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An environmental management system is a useful management tools available that can assist businesses with improving efficiency and environmental performance. Some are well developed and have been used extensively with significant benefits to those organizations that adopt them. Examples of other environmental management tools include:

• Environmental Auditing
• ISO 14000
• Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
• Environment Reporting
• Environment Accounting
• Design for Environment
• Supply Chain Management
• Performance Based Contracting

Each of these tools has been shown to assist with improving efficiency and environmental performance. While the tools may come with some costs, they can also provide opportunities for financial savings and other benefits.

An environmental management system (EMS) is a system which companies set in place to manage their environmental impacts, both current and future. Like a financial management system monitors expenditure and income and enables regular checks of a company's financial performance, an EMS monitors environmental performance. An EMS integrates environmental management into a company's daily operations, long term planning and other quality management systems. It is up to individual organizations to decide whether an EMS is an appropriate approach for their environmental management, and if so, what size and complexity should be ...

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A company needs to implement an Environmental Management System (EMS). A review of steps required to set up and tools need to implement an EMS for a company. All components are listed, reviewed, and determined whether or not needed for specific tasks.