Environmental Management Plans Demystified: A Guide to ISO14001

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The development of an environmental management plan is an essential business activity that helps organise, direct and control operational activities, and plan for future environmental risk. Once created, an environmental management plan is an ongoing asset that requires regular updating and enables benchmarking against company targets and competitors.
Environmental Management Plans Demystified takes you step-by-step through the process and procedures required to implement a successful plan. Its clear, accessible style allows you to achieve ISO 14001 compliance with the minimum of effort. Examples of standard documentation, case studies, flowcharts, and checklists are included, as well as useful hints to avoid resource-wasting pitfalls.
If you want to install a successful environmental management plan that will minimise environmental risk and create a competitive advantage for your company, this book is an essential practical guide for both the absolute beginner and the experienced practitioner.

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'This book is well written and easy to follow' - E-Streams (Environmental Science)
Step-by-step instructions are offered for developing and implementing an environmental management plan to achieve ISO 14001 compliance. Examples of standard documentation, case studies, flowcharts, and checklists are included, as well as hints to avoid pitfalls. The book explains concepts of environmental management for business professionals in small to medium-sized organizations, details nine steps to a successful plan, and outlines environmental plan structure. There is discussion of the environmental audit, monitoring and measuring, and EMS audit and management review, as well as preparation of environmental operational procedures. Specific chapters are devoted to assisting with documentation and manuals, folders, and logs. Appendices define key terms, list environmental legislation, and give contacts for environmental management support services in the UK and Europe. Tinsley is a member of Electronics Scotland's environmental group. The book is distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415246637
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2001
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Tinsley is Business Development Director of Scotland Electronics (international) Ltd, UK. He is also a member of Electronics Scotland's environmental group established to recommend solutions to environmental issues affecting the electronics industry in Scotland.

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Table of Contents

Contents. Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Managing the Environment. 3. Nine Steps to a Successful Environmental Management Plan. 4. The Environmental Audit. 5. Environmental Plan Structure. 6. Monitoring and Measuring. 7. EMS Audit and Management Review. 8. Environmental Operations Procedural Assistant. 9. Documentation Assistant. 10. Manuals, Folders and Logs. 11. ISO 14001 Self Assessment. 12. Alternative Environmental Management Systems. 13. Environmental Terminology. 14. Environmental Legislation and Regulation Guide. 15. Support Agency Information. Further Reading.

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