Environmental Management and Environmental Auditing
A management system is a set of rules or procedures that allows an operation to proceed without intensive and direct hands-on management activity. In essence it is a system, which not only encourages, but also demands the cooperation and involvement of all personnel. The system has several benefits for managers: ensures that actions and decisions are consistent; reduces errors and therefore risks; and requires much less management time and effort.
An effective environmental management system (EMS) addresses the immediate and long-term impact of products, services and processes on the environment. An EMS provides a set of procedures, rules and guidelines designed to manage a facility’s environmental program. It is a key component of the management regime because it deals with issues that are in the public eye, and frequently have legal implications attached.
An EMS will benefit the Client by providing order and consistency in the allocation of resources, assignment of responsibilities and an on-going evaluation of those practices, procedures and processes that relate to the facilities impact on the environment. An EMS is essential to the facilities ability to anticipate and meet environmental performance expectations of the public and to ensure compliance with municipal, provincial, federal and international requirements.
OCL Group has worked with both private and government clients to:
Our senior staff are fully qualified as Certified Environmental Auditors (CEA) and EMS Lead Auditors as recognized by the Standards Council of Canada and the international ISO 14010-14011-14012 standards.
Environmental auditing is fast becoming a key tool in modern management. It provides for review and evaluation of each aspect of an operation, activity or facility against regulatory compliance or corporate stewardship objectives and targets with respect to environmental impacts. An environmental audit provides “proof” that the process or activity meets these goals and can withstand detailed scrutiny by the public, the press and regulatory agencies.
The OCL Group has conducted audits for both private and government clients. These audits have included:
Environmental Management System Gap Analyses CFB Gander 9 Wing, Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
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