Environmental Management support for your business

Environmental Management

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Environmental Management Services

With ever more complex legislation surrounding environmental management, it is getting more and more difficult to figure out what applies to you and your business.

Our consultancy services offer support to clients in all aspects of environmental management. We aim to give peace of mind that environmental risks are managed according to current environmental legislation and best practice guidelines.

Our Environmental Management Services

Environmental Consultancy

Our Environmental Consultancy Service’s provide environmental guidance and support to businesses that are looking to maintain compliance with legislation, avoid prosecution and maintain Environmental Management Systems.

With a comprehensive range of consultancy services, we can help you to assess, quantify and manage your relationship with the environment. This is an ideal option for businesses seeking guidance and support for maintaining compliance with legislation, avoiding prosecution and maintaining Environmental Management Systems. In many instances, addressing environmental issues also has a beneficial effect of cost savings to your business.

Environmental Audits

Our audit and inspections service helps you to identify, and fully understand your businesses’ environmental risks. Our audits will identify positive and negative areas of environmental management, applicable environmental legislation and best practice and provide recommendations to clearly outline how areas of risk can be managed and reduced.

Our professional environmental consultants will identify actions to implement successful environmental management on your site in simple steps and give you peace of mind that you are doing the best for your business.

Environmental audits can also help to improve customer perception and confidence and highlight effective cost savings through more efficient resource and waste management.

Environmental Permits and Licenses

To operate legally in the United Kingdom, many businesses require environmental permits and exemptions. EMS can assist and support your business in the identification of a permit requirement and help you to prepare and apply for the appropriate permit, licence or exemption.

Environmental Management Systems

We can help your business to develop, implement and maintain your Environmental Management System, whether you are starting to prepare your system or it is already certified. We help small and large companies wishing to manage their environmental risks by developing accredited and bespoke systems.

We work with companies to certify their environmental management systems to ISO14001:2015.

Policy Development

We can provide bespoke, environmentak policy documents including:

  • sustainability policy;
  • waste policy;
  • energy policy;
  • environmental policy;
  • green travel policy.

Our Environmental Consultancy Service’s provide environmental guidance and support to businesses that are looking to maintain compliance with legislation, avoid prosecution and maintain Environmental Management Systems.

With a comprehensive range of consultancy services, we can help you to assess, quantify and manage your relationship with the environment. This is an ideal option for businesses seeking guidance and support for maintaining compliance with legislation, avoiding prosecution and maintaining Environmental Management Systems. In many instances, addressing environmental issues also has a beneficial effect of cost savings to your business.

Our audit and inspections service helps you to identify, and fully understand your businesses’ environmental risks. Our audits will identify positive and negative areas of environmental management, applicable environmental legislation and best practice and provide recommendations to clearly outline how areas of risk can be managed and reduced.

Our professional environmental consultants will identify actions to implement successful environmental management on your site in simple steps and give you peace of mind that you are doing the best for your business.

Environmental audits can also help to improve customer perception and confidence and highlight effective cost savings through more efficient resource and waste management.

To operate legally in the United Kingdom, many businesses require environmental permits and exemptions. EMS can assist and support your business in the identification of a permit requirement and help you to prepare and apply for the appropriate permit, licence or exemption.

We can help your business to develop, implement and maintain your Environmental Management System, whether you are starting to prepare your system or it is already certified. We help small and large companies wishing to manage their environmental risks by developing accredited and bespoke systems.

We work with companies to certify their environmental management systems to ISO14001:2015.

We can provide bespoke, environmentak policy documents including:

  • sustainability policy;
  • waste policy;
  • energy policy;
  • environmental policy;
  • green travel policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Many businesses struggle to know exactly what they can do in practical terms to reduce their impact. Here are some key ideas to help you get started:

  • Printing is not only a key cost for businesses, but is also a huge area for waste. You could:
    • Implement a policy of reduced or no printing;
    • Print use both sides of the paper when printing.
    • Reuse boxes that you receive packages in to send out items again;
    • Have paper recycling boxes around the office so that staff can recycle where they can including waste papers, lunch wrappers etc.;
    • Avoid colour printing if possible – set printers to automatically print in black and white;
    • Buy recycled toner and ink – this can reduce the amount of metal and plastics going to landfill;
    • Distribute memos via e-mail rather than as hardcopies;
    • Place staff manual, handbooks and policies online rather than printing out large hardcopy documents;
    • Invest in air hand driers in staff bathrooms to avoid using paper towels.
  • Transport. If you do not have a fleet of vehicles, you may not realise that transportation is an area for you to be able to reduce your environmental impact. However, have you considered the following?:
    • Encourage your staff to walk or bike to work;
    • Offer a bonus for those members of staff using a ‘green’ mode of transport – include public transport and electric cars within this policy not just biking or walking;
    • Consider flexible working so that not all staff are in the office at once and allow staff to work from home to avoid a commute in to the office one day a week for example;
    • Pair employees up by location and ask if they want to arrange a car share scheme. Again, you could include participants in any bonus scheme you implement for ‘green’ modes of transport;
    • If you do offer company vehicles, consider including electric or hybrids in the options available to employees;
    • Where possible, try videoconferencing clients/customers rather than travelling to visit them; particularly where they are based a long way from your own business.
  • Energy. When it comes to energy, small changes can make a big difference long term. Why not try out a few of the following and see what effect it can have on your business?
    • Try setting thermostats a few degrees higher in summer and a few degrees lower in the winter;
    • Replace light bulbs to energy efficient LED bulbs. These are the most energy efficient lighting technology available on the market. They last much longer and are more durable than other types of lighting.
    • If your offices have periods where they are not in use (e.g. evenings and weekend), try having an out of hours thermostat setting to conserve energy when no-one is in the building;
    • Make sure that lights are turned off when rooms/buildings are not in use.
    • You could also invest in automatic switches so that lights switch off in rooms that are not in use;
    • Unplug computers when not in use. Encourage staff to completely shut down PCs after hours;
    • Look out for energy saving appliances when replacing this includes, computers, printers, fridges etc.;
  • A few others:
    • Use reusable tableware for lunches/events that you host;
    • Provide filtered water for staff to avoid them purchasing bottled water;
    • Consider installing a water boiler in the staff kitchen to avoid the need to boil the kettle;

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