For the installation of the environmental management system an organization needs:
- To have a clear and precise Environmental Policy
- Comply with all relevant legislation relating to the environment
- Prepare an initial environmental review of the site
- Determining objectives and targets at all levels of the business. (framing Environment Programme)
- Perform, at regular intervals, internal environmental audit its facilities to support continuous update on the progress of the Program
- Continuously improve the environmental performance of the company
- Internal mechanism of environmental protection
- Periodic assessment of the effectiveness of this mechanism by independent accredited environmental assessors
- The certification of the policy, program, system management, analysis, control and validation of the declaration of an independent accredited environmental verifier
Differences between EMAS vs. ISO 14000:
EMAS requires that the policy, the programs and the environmental management system is available to the public, while the ISO 14001 requires only that the policy is made public. The ISO 14001 standard requires inspections without specifying their frequency, or the methodology in detail.
Especially for the EMAS also required:
Annual update of the public to respect the environment by the company in the form of ” environmental statement “.
Preparation of the Environmental Policy tatement in relation to any facility of the organization, also the Environmental Policy Statement is clear and concise, and will describe the progress in a simple way that is understandable to the general public.
The active participation of staff in the implementation of the Environmental Management System
The integration of the specific requirements arising from EU directives.