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plan. Introduction to Environmental Management Systems (EMS). act. do. check. Presented by Faith Leavitt Global Environment & Technology Foundation July 2002. You Want Answers……. What is an EMS? Why do I need one? Benefits/barriers? OK, I want one, now what?

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introduction to environmental management systems ems
plan

Introduction to Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

act

do

check

Presented by

Faith LeavittGlobal Environment & Technology Foundation

July 2002

you want answers
You Want Answers……
  • What is an EMS?
  • Why do I need one?
  • Benefits/barriers?
  • OK, I want one, now what?
  •  Where can I get information and help?
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What is an EMS?

PLAN

DO

ACT

CHECK

an iterative process
An Iterative Process

PLAN

ACT

DO

CHECK

key components
Key Components

Define the Environmental Footprint

Standard Operating Procedures

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M

S

Training

Roles & Responsibilities

Objectives and Targets

three key commitments
Three Key Commitments
  • Compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Prevention of pollution
  • Continual improvement

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we manage compliance why do we need an ems
We Manage Compliance. Why Do We Need an EMS?

P2

$$$ Saved

RootCauses

Violations

Accidents

Inefficiencies

Loss of Control

Opportunities

why choose ems
Why Choose EMS?
  • Compliance assurance
  • Thinking beyond compliance
  • Be efficient; Save $$$$
why choose ems1
Why Choose EMS?
  • Public image concerns
  • Supply chain requirements
  • Loan and insurance criteria
  • Trade barriers
why choose ems2
Why Choose EMS?
  • Deregulation
  • Improved relationships
  • Awareness, responsibility, accountability
  • Regulatory incentives
  • Is our institutional knowledge in the brain of one or two people?
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“An EMS makes you think differently - ‘out of the box.’ It forces you to look at things you’ve been looking at for years in a new way, to formalize and rationalize your decisions. It creates a different, more dynamic organizational culture. There’s actually a heightened level of interest, even excitement that is generated.”
slide14
Better Compliance, Performance,xP2, Stewardship

Real Progress in Minimizing Our Environmental Impacts

what benefits can you expect
What Benefits Can You Expect?
  • Better understanding of laws and regs
  • Better awareness and understanding of the environmental “footprint”
  • Better operational control
  • Well-defined roles, responsibility, accountability
  • Avoiding the “band-aid” approach
  • Consistency and efficiency ($$$savings)
environmental benefits
Environmental Benefits
  • 700 buses washed 1x/week in Portland ($70-80K)
  • 18K lbs of lab waste recycled in Mass in 3 months
  • Eliminated CFCs; achieved 34% reduction in waste generation at Warner Lambert
  • No accidents in 2 years at MCI-Norfolk
  • 1 mil gal rainwater available in sedimentation basin …used water for dust control and soil compaction… conserved about 800,000 gallons of potable water ($1500 savings/year)
economic benefits
Economic Benefits
  • Jeff Co, Alabama bond rating up ¼%
  • Scottsdale saves $16k/year in permit costs
  • Acushnet rubber co. Saves $150K by distilling mineral spirits from used rags
  • Gillette saves $88,700 in energy conserv.
  • Warner Lambert spends $60K in direct costs implementing - saves $250K
  • POHA reduces insurance premium 20%
resource requirements
Resource Requirements
  • Average Project Length…..……………..18 months
  • Time Per Employee…………………..4 person-days per employee
  • Average Payback…………………...….20 months (often much better)
keys to success
Keys to Success
  • Top management commitment, visibility and involvement
  • Strong implementation team - champions
  • An informed and involved workforce
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel the KISS rule
four phased implementation strategy
Four-Phased Implementation Strategy
  • Phase I: Getting Started
  • Phase II: Developing PlanningElements
  • Phase III: Building Management Programs
  • Phase IV: Auditing, Checking and Corrective Action and Management Review
tasks in phase 1
Tasks in Phase 1
  • Appoint the management rep
  • Identify the “fenceline”
  • Build a business case
  • Select and train teams
  • Promote awareness and get buy-in
  • Conduct a gap analysis
  • Flow diagrams of environmental hotspots
  • Stakeholder analysis
tasks in phase 2
Tasks in Phase 2
  • Drawing the environmental footprint
  • Prioritizing impacts
  • Setting objectives and targets
tasks in phase 3
Tasks in Phase 3

Identify Priority Impacts

Establish Objectives

And Targets

Manage

Priority

Impacts

Develop/Implement

Action Plans for

Achieving Os & Ts

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An EMP is the Vehicle Used to Achieve Your Objectives and Targets

We’ll make it

by April 2003

Obj: Reduce Energy Use by 20%

Target: Maintenance by 10% & Offices by 20%

When will

we get there?

Faith

EE Lights

MotionSensors

Craig

EMP

Resources

managing priority impacts
Managing Priority Impacts

Review your

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Operational controls
  • Training
  • Managing and controlling documents and records
  • Communication (inside and outside)
  • Emergency preparedness and response
tasks in phase 4 are we doing what we said we would do
Tasks in Phase 4Are We Doing What We Said We Would Do?
  • Compliance Status
  • Monitoring/Measuring/Calibration
  • EMS Audit
  • Corrective/Preventive Action
  • Management Review
for more information
For More Information

www.peercenter.net

www.getf.org/projects/muni.cfm

www.epa.gov/owmitnet/iso14001/ems2001final.pdf

www.lgean.org

http://p2.org/

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