Many organisations recognise that improving their environmental performance is not just a matter of compliance. Increasingly, stakeholders and customers expect organisations to demonstrate their commitment to managing and minimising their environmental impacts.
An EMS is a systematic approach to managing an organisation’s impacts on the environment. It provides a framework through which the organisation's environmental performance can be controlled and improved.
Sites operating under the Environmental Permitting regime are required to have an Environmental Management System that: minimises the risk of pollution; ensures the site has competent persons and appropriate resources; provides ongoing records of compliance. Regulatory bodies need to increasingly scrutinise sites to ensure these are in place and state that even where a site has ISO14001, it does not guarantee permit compliance.
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