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Introducing an Environmental Management System based on Cleaner Production
Primary and secondary
SYSTEM UNDER CONSIDERATION
Solid waste, gases, wastewater
An EMS controls all activities of the organization with environmental impact through responsibilities, tasks and procedures.
Requirements of an EMS:
Based on this international standard a company shall establish a procedure which describes and analyses the environmental impacts resulting from its activities in a comprehensive way and take effective action to improve and control them.
ISO 14001:2004 consists of 4 chapters and the appendixes A and B.
Where are we going?
Steps to draft and issue an environmental policy
The EMS manual documents:
Development and design
CUSTOMERExample: Process map of a machine manufacturing company
Accounting and administration
Use of toxic materials
High loss of material and energy in relation to sector-specific benchmarks.Or:No information available
Several accidents per year
Considerable effects possible
No information available onrisks and effects
Efficiency could be improved
Materials could be substituted
A few accidents, Precautionary measures could be improved
No toxic materials Full compliance, Small losses
No accidents, no risk, effective precautionary measuresEvaluation of environmental effects
Action (responsibility, date, resources)
Targets could be:
If each informed employee talks to two uninformed ones per day, on will know!Communication and information
Set of indicatorsDevelopment of a set of indicators
Definition of procedures:
Materials, products and emissions
Correction, audit, review
Training of employees
Optimization of water system
Introduction of the EMS (1995)Case Study: Znovin Znojmo
Collection of regulations and documents
Completion, documentation of procedures
Procedure, organization, documentation
Result: BOD emissions
reduced by 18 t