Comparing Apples with Apples The Value of Environmental Management System Certification

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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Comparing Apples with Apples
The Value of Environmental
Management System
Certification



Kim Kelleher

The EMS image problem?


The EMS Reality ?


Environmental Management Systems


Environmental risk management framework


Sets foundation, helps you get organised and
plan an effective approach to more sustainable
operations


in a logical way


Drives and supports sustainability initiatives

A few EMS facts


Voluntary (in most cases)


Certification is optional


Can apply to any business


generic


Related to process not product


Globally the number of ISO 14001: 2004
certifications continues to increase


In New Zealand EMS uptake not strong in the
past

What is a good EMS


Based on ISO 14001: 2004


Integrated into normal business processes


Has senior management support (essential)


Fits the business


Viewed as a practical tool but applied
strategically


Certified (optional)

The EMS Model

A good EMS includes…

D

C

P

A

LAN



Scope


Environment Policy


Aspects & Impacts


Legal Obligations


Objectives / targets


Roles / resources




Training & awareness


Communication


EMS Documentation / records


Document Control


Risk Management


Emergency preparedness


Monitoring


Compliance


Non conformity


Records


Internal audits


Management Review

O

HECK

CT

ISO 14001:2004

&

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More suited to SME’s


Breaks ISO 14001: 2004 into 5 stages


Certification available at 5 levels


Full legal compliance check, including
health & safety at 1
st

level (Bronze)


Supported programme


ongoing
assistance & guidance


Global Trends in ISO 14001



Worldwide the total of ISO14001 certificates at the
end of 2007 had
increased by of 21

%

over 2006


Certificates had been issued in
148 countries

compared to 140 the year before


Source: The ISO Survey 2007

EMS & Small to Medium Enterprises


NZ business


structure & dynamics


EMS Perceived as expensive


Lack of understanding of EMS & benefits


A full ISO 14001 takes time


SME’s want recognition for efforts
-

profile


Confusion about options



Product

Certification

Qualmark

Super

Cheap

Super

Easy

Enviro
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CEMARS

Sustainability
Strategy

FSC

envirostep

Target
Sustainability

Business

Care

Sustainable
Business
Network

Eco Labels

EcoBiz

Sustainable
Business
Network


eMission

Lean

Manufacturing

Sustainability
Awards

Energy
Audits

Waste
Audit

The Enviro
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NZ Journey


ENVIRONMENTAL
PERFORMANCE

TIME,
INVESTMENT
AND EFFORT

LEGAL COMPLIANCE

ISO 14001:2004

FOUNDATIONS OF AN EMS

= audit &

certification

BRONZE

SILVER

GOLD

PLATINUM

DIAMOND

EMS & Advancing Sustainability

Minimising

Ecological

Footprint

GH gas

reduction

& carbon

neutral

Monitoring &

Measuring

Resource

Use

Review &

Revise

Targets

Stakeholder

Issues

Life Cycle

Management

Waste

Reduction

Targets

Preventing

Pollution

Resource

Efficiency

EMS

EMS


The Value of Certification

Provides a credible basis to communicate about

environmental credentials & helps fight….




Overwhelmingly consumers want to

buy from ‘green’ companies

2009 ImagePower Green Brands Survey

EMS in Supply Chain Management


Certified EMS

Verified
Credentials

Certified EMS

Verified
Credentials

Comparing Apples with…..


Certified EMS

Verified
Credentials

No
EMS


The value of EMS & Certification

Helps meet growing

International &

Domestic supply

chain trends

Helps SME’s get organised

Provides credible basis for

communicating

environmental credentials

Gives an edge in

winning work


supply chain

issues

Fights Greenwash

Provides a platform for
sustainability initiatives
& efficiencies

Enhances

your brand /
company reputation

Thank you!












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