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Environmental Management System (EMS) Support Services

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​
  • Transportation ​
  • 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.

  1. Project Inception Meeting
    Define your ambition and scope
  2. EMS Gap Analysis
    Identify missing IS014001:2015 requirements in your organisation
  3. Plan
    Formulate goals and objectives to drive forward environmental performance across key impact areas. Create an environmental management plan.
  4. Do
    Implement the actions needed to address your objectives and targets by engaging with key stakeholders.
    Conduct training and implement behavioural change campaigns.
  5. Check
    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.
  6. Act
    Correct any non-conformities and implement any needed improvements.
  7. EMS Certification
    Link up with an external auditing company to audit and certify your organisation’s EMS systems.

7 Steps EMS

We exist to shape a more productive and resilient world by helping organisations transition to new models of sustainable performance.

Our Experience

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.

ISO 140001 Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements of ISO 14001: 2015?

The IS014001:2015 standard specifies requirements that enable an organization to achieve the intended outcomes it sets for its environmental management system.

Taken together, the requirements provide a systematic approach to environmental management. Requirements include:

  • A defined scope for the EMS
  • Environmental policy
  • Evaluation of environmental risks and opportunities
  • Evaluation of environmental aspects
    • Environmental objectives and plans for achieving them
    • Monitoring of environmental objectives
    • Operational control procedures
    • Procedure for environmental preparedness and response
    • List of interested parties, legal and other requirements
    • Evaluation of competence
    • Communications
    • Evaluation of compliance
    • An internal audit programme

What are the benefits of implementing the ISO 14001 standard?

  • Demonstrating the leadership and commitment from top management to improving environmental performance
  • An enhanced understanding of the long term positive and negative environmental impacts of the organisation’s activities
  • Embedding sustainability into core business processes and decision making
  • Driving continuous improvement in your environmental performance
  • Environmental compliance
  • Developing communication to generate staff engagement

How do I get ISO 14001 certification for my organisation?

Anthesis can assist in identifying and filling in any missing requirements an organisation may need to fulfil all the criteria to achieve an EMS certification to an ISO14001:2015 standard.

We can also assist in linking organisation’s up with an external auditing company to audit and certify an organisation’s EMS.

For longer-term support, Anthesis are also able to become a trusted partner in maintaining your EMS and can help drive continuous environmental performance.

Anthesis are also able to provide an integrated management system service with the ISO 14001, 9001, 50001, and 45001 standards

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