Environmental Management System – Sustainability Management System Anna Karlsson
ecoBUDGET • ecoBUDGET manages the environmental policy • Steering and reporting system • Copies the financial system
Managing Urban Europe-25 • Can ecoBUDGET also manage other policy areas which crosses all sectors for example: gender equality, integration, health?
Managing Urban Europe • Integrating health, gender equality, integration, democacy,children and youth’s rights into the ecoBUDGET system • One system for several policy areas • Improved steering and reporting of the “new” policy areas. • Improved overall view
Steering documents - indicators • Environmental programme • Programme for integration • Gender equality programme • Health policy • Action plan for democracy • Youth policy (under development) • Selection of indicators • Indicators – instrument to measure, gives information about fulfillment of the goals • The indicators are connected to targets in the programmes and policies • Data is available or can be available.
ecoBUDGET cornerpillars Steering documents Ambitions in environmental issues? Act Plan How to improve? Ecological budget (adopted by the assembly) What are our targets? Routines for EMS- Political directives- Organisation- Responsibilities- Quality assurance Check Internal budgets and action plans (boards & municipality owned companies) Half year account and annual account Sums up work and data Do Work according to action plans and gather data
Fossil Fuel Free Växjö Indicator Unit Result 1999 Result 2003 Budget 2006 Plan 2010 Responsible boss Fossil CO2 emissions from transport and service Tonnes CO2 62 44 36 33 Stefan Blomkvist Action to reach the budget 2006 Responsible staff Date when the action is to be completed Costs for the actions in 2006 (SEK) Calculated economic saving for the action (SEK) How much the action contributes to reach the budgeted target EcoDriving education for newly employed staff and staff who did not attend the last education (15 persons) Stefan Blomkvist 2006-12-31 20 000 9 100 DecreasedCO2 – emissions by 2,64 tonnes During 2006 two gasoline cars will be exchanged to renewable fuels Ingvar Eek 2006-12-31 400 000 +2 916 DecreasedCO2 – emissions by 2,84 tonnes Internal budget and action plan
Environmental budget indicators • Area of ecologic agriculture in relation to total agriculture area (%) • Biologic treatment of organic waste (tonne) • Use of printing/copying paper (sheets) • Purchase of ecologic foods in relation to total foods (%) • Protected land area in relation to total land area (%) • Area of productive forest maintained according to FSC or corresponding in relation to total productive forest (%) • Nitrogen and phosphorus emissions to the Mörrum river (tonne)
Indicators • Gender equality • Percentage of parental leave used by the fathers • Percentage of females in city council • Percentage of females in manegerial positions • Integration • Percentage of municipal employees born abroad • Percentage in city council born abroad • Employment rate people born abroad • Children and youth • Percentage of 15 year olds who say they have been harassed • Percentage of 15 year old who smoke several times a week or more often • Youth unemployment
Challenges with ecoBUDGET • The terminology • Integration with other steering documents • Internal/ external audit • Management system
Advantages with ecoBUDGET • Management’s system • Continuous arena for environmentaldiscussions • Financial integration gives status • Systematic in planning, implementation and follow-up of the environmental results • Enhances the knowledge • Cross-departmental contacts • Flexible system
Future • Improve the EMS by tackling challenges • Integrate democracy issues, equality issues, integration issues, health and child issues • Inspire other municipalities to use ecoBUDGET
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