Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and environmental reports
An environmental management system (EMS) is similar to other management systems, such as those that manage quality or safety. It assesses your business' strengths and weaknesses, helps you identify and manage significant environmental impacts, saves you money by increasing efficiency, ensures you comply with environmental legislation and provides benchmarks for improvements.
An EMS can also help you manage your resources, and improves the reliability and credibility of your environmental policy. You can prove to customers that you are committed to meeting your environmental responsibilities by getting your EMS certified, such as through ISO 14001, BS 8555 or the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
Reporting your environmental performance may be a legal requirement or could be undertaken to provide clients and customers with information regarding your credentials.
This guide provides an introduction to EMS and environmental reporting and shows how NetRegs can help you to set up your EMS.
In this guide
- Introduction - What is an EMS?
- What are the benefits of an EMS and what is involved?
- Types of Environmental Management Systems
- How can NetRegs help you implement an EMS?
- Implementing an EMS – getting started
- Why produce environmental reports
- EMS Case study - CMS Window Systems
- EMS Case Study - Ross-Shire Engineering
- Manage your purchases to minimise their environmental impacts
- Animal boarding and care
- Chemicals manufacturing
- Fabricated metal products
- Fishing and aquaculture
- Food and drink manufacture
- Hair and Beauty
- Hospitality, leisure and tourism
- Hunting, shooting and game breeding
- Life sciences
- Machinery, electrical equipment and electronics
- Metal production and processing
- Mineral products
- Mining and quarrying
- Pest control
- Printing and publishing
- Pulp, paper and cardboard
- Recorded media
- Recycling and reprocessing
- Retail and wholesale
- Rubber and plastic products
- Surface treatment of metals
- Textiles and clothing
- Vehicle repair and maintenance
- Waste businesses
- Wood and wood products