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Environmental management system resources

To assist organisations and students understand environmental management systems and environmental performance we've provided some general reading material.


What is the environment? What is environmental management? What is sustainability? What are the four principles of sustainability? How do we become more sustainable? What are the environmental basics?      An environmental management system is a structured system designed to help organisations manage their environmental impacts and improve environmental performance caused by their products, services and activities. By developing an environmental management system organisations identify environmental risks and manage these risks accordingly. There are many ways that organisations benefit such as: promoting a positive environmental image with customers, and increasing demand for products and services; lowering business costs through reduced resource consumption and waste production...
ISO 14001 environmental management systems are ideal for organisations wanting to improve their environmental performance, increase demand for products and services, reduce costs, achieve legal compliance and promote a positive image. Currently in Australia, more than 2,000 organisations have an environmental management system certified to ISO 14001 - get them right and they will start delivering benefits that many established environmental management systems still haven't achieved. So here are a few tips based on real world experience to help organisations develop more effective EMSs...      Environmental Policy
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It should be noted the information has been written by an Independent Australian Environmental Professional. The information may only be applicable within Australia. The information is for general information purposes only and may include the opinions of the writer. While we endeavour to keep this information up to date and correct, we cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the information or figures. Any reliance you place on this information is therefore at your own risk.