Your Guide to Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

Many organisations recognise that improving their environmental performance is not just a matter of compliance. Increasingly, stakeholders and customers expect organisations to demonstrate their commitment to managing and minimising their environmental impacts.

Your Guide to Environmental Management Systems (EMS)Download the publication: Your Guide to Environmental Management Systems
Having an environmental management system (EMS) is one way for an organisation to demonstrate this.

An EMS is a systematic approach to managing an organisation’s impacts on the environment. It provides a framework through which the organisation's environmental performance can be controlled and improved.

This guide contains a practical guide to developing an EMS. Organisations can work through the guide, section by section, using it to support them during the development of systems and processes necessary for their own EMS.

Please note: The general telephone and email helpline service referred to in this publication is no longer available; instead please visit the enhanced Help centre with guidance, tools, answers to a wide range of queries and further contact details.