Greening Business: An online teaching resource

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Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

Greening Business: An
online teaching resource

Session 4
: Environmental Management
Systems and Environmental Auditing


Suggested session outline

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

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Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

Session outline

1.
The role of the
Environmental
Management
System

2.
The role of the
environmental audit

3.
Carrying out an
environmental audit

4.
The skills of the
environmental
auditor






(Photo: Stephen Whitfield)

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

Terminology

“An Environmental
Management System
provides a framework for
managing environmental
responsibilities so they
become more efficient and
more integrated into overall
business operations”
(Source: BSI, 2009)

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

ISO 14001 vs BS 85555

Record keeping and transparency
are key to gain EMS certification

(Source: Marcin Wichary (flickr.com))

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

The Environmental
Management System


Bad record keeping will be picked
up in an audit of an Environmental
Management System
(Source: Orin
Zebest (flickr.com))

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

Motivations to
implement an EMS

$

LAW

The motivations for implementing
an EMS include ensuring legal
compliance

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

Implementing an EMS

Plan what
you’re going
to do

Do what you
planned to do

Check you
did what you
planned to
and it worked

Make
improvements

The cycle of continual monitoring and
action of an EMS

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

The environmental audit

An environmental audit can be carried
out internally or externally to the
organization depending on its purpose
(Photos: Stephen Whitfield)

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

Why audit?


An environmental audit may identify non
-
conformances with legislative standards
(Source: flickr.com)


Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

The audit process


ENVIRONMENTAL

AUDIT

Check records

and documents

Observe

(site inspection)

Ask (interview

employees

at all levels)

Different types of evidence and data are
collected as part of an environmental audit

Examples of data:


Waste amounts


Energy use


Complaints…

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

The Audit Cycle



An audit cycle timescale can vary
depending on its purpose

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

The initial audit



Water, energy, purchasing and
transport


all part of a basic
environmental audit
(Photos: Zoe
Robinson)

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

The skills of the
environmental auditor



The environmental auditor uses a
combination of detective skills and
knowledge.
(Source: <<graham>> (flickr.com))

Dr Zoe Robinson, Keele University, z.p.robinson@esci.keele.ac.uk

Greening Business: An online teaching resource. www.esci.keele.ac.uk/greeningbusiness

References and further resources


BSI (2009). Guide to ISO 140001 and
EMS
http://www.bsi
-
emea.com/Environment/



Friends of the Earth Scotland Greening
(2003) the Office Online Audit
http://www.green
-
office.org.uk/



IEMA (2005) Environmental Management
in Organizations. Earthscan.