Environmental management systems
according to EMAS and ISO 14001
Environmental effects like CO2 emissions, greenhouse gases, particulate matter, increasing use of energy, etc. are relevant topics at the moment, because these current effects may strongly influence our life in the future.
The responsibility of the industry and other business enterprises and their contribution to an improvement of the environment are always emphasised. In this field, environmental management systems are very good tools to
- reduce negative environmental effects,
- observe relevant regulations,
- minimise the liability risk for responsible representatives, managers, owners and shareholders (summed up ‘stakeholder’) and
- improve working conditions and relations to neighbours.
Environmental management systems based on the standard ISO 14001 and the EMAS-directive do not define how much CO2 can be emitted by a company or what sort and masses of waste can be disposed. However, the essence of these systems is the obligation to a continuous improvement of all relevant environmental effects of an organisation and the compliance with regulations.
That means a company with an EMS
- observes all environmental relevant actions and effects,
- defines precaution and controlling measures for a careful handling with the environment,
- ensures that environmental effects are kept as low as possible,
- continuously improves environmental activities,
- ensures that environmental relevant regulations are known and observed.
Consequently, the conditions for a successful certification according to the EU-directive EMAS and/or a certification according to the international norm ISO 14001 are created.
We accompany our customers up a successful certification of the EMS. Moreover we support them in
- cost optimisations by a reduction of expenses for waste disposal, energy and water usage and emissions as well as material usage,
- the minimisation of liability risks of managers and owners by the observance of the environmental relevant laws,
- legal certainty by the use of continuous updates and legal compliance audits of the environmental oriented regulation register (laws, notifications, etc.),
- the avoidance of environmental failures, emergencies or accidents,
- the improvement of the communication with staff, neighbours and public authorities.