environmental management system Articles

  • Transformational adaptation – when climate change means business as usual is no longer possible

    1. A lesson from the past Deep in the central Sahara, a crumbling mud-brick town sits at the edge of a dry lake bed. This is the medieval town of Germa, in southwestern Libya, one of a string of settlements along the Wadi al-Ajal, a valley defined by the towering dunes of the Ubari Sand Sea to the north, and the black cliffs of the Messak Settafet plateau to the south. Germa is romantic ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Maritime environmental management systems

    Awareness of the potential for water pollution and its prevention is essential in controlling it. For shipping companies, implementing an environmental management system (EMS) could be the most important preventative measure taken, and the cost of not acting could be detrimental. Failure to comply with the provisions of international environmental protection laws (i.e. MARPOL) and national laws ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Implementing an environmental management system

    Seven of the top 20 UK law firms already have a formal accredited environmental management system (EMS) such as ISO 14001. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard established in 1996 that builds a framework for the conduct of environmental management. The EMS is a formulaic process, guided by a concise environmental policy covering regulatory compliance, objectives and targets for the ...


    By Green Element

  • Environmental Management Systems

    Untitled Document The Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Guidebook for Improving Energy and Environmental Performance in Local Government was prepared in order to provide a tool that ...

  • SME Guide to Environmental Management Systems

    A 5 page PDF introductory guide explaining the basic elements of environmental management systems for small to medium sized ...


    By Aecos Environmental Ltd

  • Environmental Information Systems for Tailings Management

    Introduction An EU Directive is forcing waste disposal sites, such as refuse tips and landfills, to upgrade their anti-leaching precautions. This is especially the case in Sweden. Here, in its home market, Trelleborg is able to provide these sites with an environmentally friendly, seam-weldable rubber membrane to meet the stringent new requirements. An EU Directive came is now in force ...


  • The Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) or The Intelligent Environmental Management System

    Substantial pressures are placed on organizations today to consider the preservation of the environment as one of their primary business strategies. Contributing factors include globalization of the marketplace, non-profit organizations, local legislation and global accords, a burgeoning green supply-chain, and a well-educated public, to name a few. Businesses, therefore, need to consider new ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • Ping´s Environmental Management System

    In the fall of 2000, PING, Inc. was awarded certification to ISO 9001 and 14001. Today, PING, best known for its custom fit, custom-built golf clubs, competes in a $4billion golf equipment industry that is highly innovative and competitive. In this atmosphere, continuous improvement is a must - especially in the realm of environmental ...

  • Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14000

    ' Environmental management systems (EMS), such as ISO14000, are seen as mechanisms for achieving improvements in environmental performance and for supporting the trade prospects of 'clean' firms. The potential advantages of EMS are clear but the adoption of ISO14000 is very recent and practical issues are emerging, such as the need for an emphasis on performance improvement, simplification of ...


    By The World Bank

  • Environmental Management Systems in Telecom Companies

    Abstract An Environmental Management System [EMS] is a group of programs and processes aiming to reduce an organization’s environmental impact while increasing operational efficiency. This group is an integral part of the existing business processes and could be prompted by several reasons like compliance, a desire for recognition, sense of social responsibly; but most importantly when the ...


    By Mobinil

  • Managing Environmental Information in the 21st Century: the Environmental Knowledge Management System

    Introduction In this knowledge-driven world of the 21st century, companies are seeking to implement technology solutions for environmental information needs that seem to be continually changing and expanding. This article will identify key needs and outline possible technology solutions, focusing on the information and tools needed by the environmental professional, an important knowledge worker ...


  • Management systems for sustainable construction: integrating environmental, quality and safety management systems

    The management systems implemented by contractors are paramount to encouraging sustainable construction. Evolving from developments in the manufacturing industries, a number of forward-looking contracting organisations are at the forefront of establishing Integrated Management Systems (IMS) within the UK. IMS can provide a framework for sustainable construction through the effective management of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to integrate ISO 14001 environmental management systems with quality management systems

    Can the Quality and Environmental Management Systems be integrated into one system?Yes, that can easily be done whether you already have your QMS in place or you are starting new. Integration of the EMS and the QMS can result in a substantial cost saving for your organization.With recent revisions and upgrades, the ISO standards have become more compatible with each other. For example, in the ...


    By 14000 Store

  • Business Intelligence and Environmental Management

    The integration of Business Intelligence tools with an organization’s Environmental Management System or EMS and lead to significant cost reductions and more effective implementation of environmental goals. Business Intelligence tools are used for measuring operational performance. From an EMS perspective, BI tools now provide an overarching look into the enterprise’s performances. Doesn’t ...


    By Vintara

  • Completely Integrated Environmental Management

    Environmental information management isn't what it used to be. It's no longer about software programs that manage data and write reports, but whole programs that do everything. As a wider array of companies offer environmental information management systems (EMIS), and as in-house and desktop software solutions have become more common, EMIS options become wide indeed. EH&S managers are ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Environmental Supply Chain Management

    The significant impact that members of the supply chain have on organisations’ environmental performance, either through their actions or the products they supply, is increasingly becoming recognised throughout business. Examples of organisations which have faced legal action, financial loss, and damage to corporate image as a result of their supply chain partners' activities are numerous, and as ...


    By WYG

  • Demonstrating advanced environmental management

    Everyone has high expectations when it comes to maintaining the environment. But for Castle Cement, just meeting those expectations wasn't enough. Managing stakeholder expectations is a major challenge for those implementing environmental management systems (EMS). Increased demands for transparency are driving process-based management systems and the rise in public reporting of environmental ...


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