What is an EMS?

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EMS Awareness
Training

Purpose

In this training you will learn:


What is an EMS?


Why is it important?


What are the Benefits of EMS?


What are your responsibilities under an
EMS?

What is an EMS?

Environmental Management

System (as defined by ISO 14001)


Provides
Order and Consistency

for
Organizational Efforts to
Address
Environmental

Concerns Through
the Allocation of
Resources
,

Assignment of
Responsibilities
,

and
Ongoing
Evaluation

of Practices,
Procedures and Processes


Environmental Management

& Leadership Systems


Executive Order 13148 mandates
implementation of an EMS


An EMS is a management system that
oversees all activities pertaining to an
organization’s environmental policy

Commitment

& Policy

Implement

Planning

Measure &

Evaluate

Review &

Improve

Continual

Improvement

Blueprint of an EMS:

EO 13148 and the Army


July 13, 2001
-

Army Environmental System
Action Memorandum from the Deputy
Assistant Secretary of the Army


Army installations must adopt ISO 14001 as a
goal


Implementation initiated no later than FY04


EMS in place no later than December 31, 2005


Full conformance with ISO 14001 no later than
FY09



General Principles of 14001/EMS


Identify > Plan > Do > Check > Act

ISO 14001


Voluntary international standard providing a
framework for developing an EMS.


Six key elements for implementation:


Policy Statement


Planning


Implementation


Checking and Corrective Action


Management Review


Continual Improvement

Initial Review (Identify)

Environmental


Policy

Planning

(Plan)

Implementation

and Operation

(Do)

Checking and

Corrective Action

(Check)

Management

Review

Commitment

(Act)

EMS Cycle

Why is EMS important?

Why is EMS important?

Need to comply with:


Executive Order 13148


DoD Policy


Army Policy

Why an effective environmental program
is important:


Potential regulatory and legal exposure


Costs of remediation


Effect on other aspects of the mission


Values, attitudes, needs and concerns of
the Host Nation laws, community and other
stakeholders


Army’s image, public perception or
reputation and public outrage

What are the benefits of EMS?

Benefits of an EMS


Creates Purpose


Senior Leaders can focus on setting Goals,
Objectives, and Targets



Fosters Planning Rather than Reaction


Following the Cycle


Less unplanned capital expenditure


Helps Move Beyond Compliance


Enhanced Image with the Public


Creates Consistent Processes


Less dependent on “corporate knowledge”


Reduce the cost of maintaining compliance


Identify and pay attention to the costs you
want to measure and track…personnel,
financial, risk, etc…


Focus P2 efforts on these “high cost” areas


Reduces operating costs through streamlining
processes


Process analysis identifies inefficiencies or at
least potential areas for improvements


Standardized written and repeatable
procedures


Reduce energy use, reduce raw material use,
less waste

Benefits of an EMS

What are your responsibilities
under EMS?

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


Know the
_____BSB’s

environmental
policy


Know the significant environmental
impacts of your job


Know your roles and responsibilities


Follow established procedures

______BSB

Environmental Policy
Statement


Xxx


Xxx


Xxx


Xxx


Xxx


xxx


Xxx

Environmental Impacts

Environmental impacts vary by activity:


Do you use oil?


Do you store fuel or other flammables?


Do you have a paint shop?


Do you train in natural resource areas?


Do you use a wash rack?


Does your facility have a UST?


Do you store medical waste?


Do you recycle incorrectly?

If so you could impact the environment in a
negative way.

Environmental Impacts


Customize this slide to add the impacts of
your specific areas


Make information specific to the impacts
your audience may cause

Roles and Responsibilities


Customize this slide to add the roles and
responsibilities of your area.


Each individual is responsible for following
the environmental policy.


Each individual is responsible for
minimizing impacts to the environment.


You must follow established procedures,
including the Spill Plan.

Environmental Consequences

What are the environmental consequences of not
following established operating procedures?


pollution to soil, groundwater, air


health and safety hazard


cause the wastewater treatment plant to operate
ineffectively


waste money or cause unplanned expenditures


Customize for the audience


Conclusion


Everyone is part of the EMS at this
installation


We must all work together to ensure that
our operations do not have a negative
impact on the environment.