can somebody tell me more about the topic of Environment Management Systems (EMAS) and ISO 14000?
EMAS – Requirements- environmental policy, containing, on site environmental review, an environmental MGT system based on environmental review & CO’s environmental policy, environmental audits, at sites, at least every three yrs
Audit results to form the basis of setting environmental objectives & the review of environmental policy to achieve those objectives
ISO- Provide a framework 4 environmental MGT system including policy statement, assessment, functions, and reporting, so internal audits, and reports to senior MGT and public declaration that ISO14001 is being complied with.
Part of a CSR report will include elements on the environment. A CSR report is enhanced if the company can say that it is accredited by EMAS. To be accredited by EMAS you need to 1) be in a position to report on your environmental performance and 2) the report is audited by external environmental auditors (part of EMAS). However a pre requisite to being able to include such a luxury in your CSR reports is to have an effective EMS system in place. An EMS system is formulated using ISO 14000. The system will aid in identifying environmental objectives and enabling the company to meet them.
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