An environmental management system (EMS) is a framework that allows a business to pro-actively manage its environmental risks and opportunities. An EMS provides processes, procedures, policies, assigned roles & responsibilities, continual monitoring and improvement of business organizational structures and practices, ensuring regulatory compliance within business legal context.
Organisations are experiencing increasing pressure to transition to more sustainable business models, and an environmental management system (EMS) can help to support this.
Our team of dedicated EMS specialists has significant expertise in advising public and private sector clients in the development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of environmental management systems, typically with the objective of achieving ISO 14001: 2015 certification.
EMS in the wider sustainability landscape
An EMS helps identify areas where efficiencies and savings can be made including:
- Water and waste management
- Energy consumption
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Packaging and materials
- Land use and contamination
Anthesis’ EMS Approach
We use our seven-stage methodology to develop, implement and maintain an EMS, and to drive continuous improvement. We work with different client sectors ensuring effective tailoring of the EMS to different operations and activities. An EMS can be applied to any government or non-governmental organisation or site.
Based on your organisation’s needs and maturity, Anthesis can provide support at any stage of this process.
- Project Inception Meeting
Define your ambition and scope
- EMS Gap Analysis
Identify missing IS014001:2015 requirements in your organisation
Formulate goals and objectives to drive forward environmental performance across key impact areas. Create an environmental management plan.
Implement the actions needed to address your objectives and targets by engaging with key stakeholders.
Conduct training and implement behavioural change campaigns.
Monitor your progress against each objective and target by recording and analysing relevant evidence.
Conduct an internal audit to review if all areas of the ISO14001:2015 are in place needed to achieve certification.
Correct any non-conformities and implement any needed improvements.
- EMS Certification
Link up with an external auditing company to audit and certify your organisation’s EMS systems.
We exist to shape a more productive and resilient world by helping organisations transition to new models of sustainable performance.
We are the largest group of dedicated sustainability experts in the world: a team of 800+ people, working across twenty countries, to serve more than 2000 clients. Our team combines broad and deep sustainability expertise with the commercial and operational capabilities it takes to conceive and deliver real change.
Our EMS team has supported a range of clients across many different sectors and geographies.