Key Elements of an EMS. 17 key elements of an EMS Follows ISO 14001 standard Aligned with ISO 9001 Page 15 in manual. Part 1. Planning. Element #1: write an environmental policy. Top management must define the organization’s environmental policy: Environmental regulations
Top management must define the organization’s environmentalpolicy:
Aspect: stack emissions
Impacts: soil, water, air, plants, animals, other (human health, aquatic food chain, global warming.)
Your organization must have a procedure to identify and obtain all applicable environmental regulations and requirements that apply to it based on the environmental aspects of its activities, products, or services.
Examples of other requirements are:
Objectives and targets help an organization translate policy into action.
The objectives and targets must reflect:
Your environmental management program must include:
Environmental management programs must be dynamic and revised as needed to reflect internal and external changes