Environmental Management System (EMS)

What is an environmental management system?

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a structured framework for delivering continual improvement in environmental performance. It allows you to identify your main environmental issues and provides an integrated approach to managing them properly. When implementing an EMS companies may wish to develop their own in-house system or partially/fully follow the guidance provided by international management standards such as ISO 14001 and EMAS with the option of seeking certification.

What are the benefits of an EMS?

The benefits of implementing and maintaining an EMS can be many-fold including the financial benefits of waste minimisation schemes, improved company reputation and conformance to current legislative requirements.


nabim members can download the nabim EMS guide annd appendices from the right hand side of the page.