C2.1.1 EMS and Environmental Performance


An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a continual cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing and improving the activities undertaken by an organisation. The purpose is to improve environmental performance.

An EMS is a tool. It will help an organisation assess strengths and weaknesses, identify and manage environmental impacts and provide benchmarks for improvements. All of which will ensure that environmental performance is monitored, required actions identified and environmental performance improved.