C1.2 Benefits of an Initial Review


An Initial Review is a useful tool for an organisation to evaluate its current environmental management, whether or not formal certification is a goal.

Benefits include:

  • Forming a basis on which to base an EMS.
  • To establish the current level of environmental performance.
  • To conduct as gap analysis against a formal EMS standard with a view to obtaining certification.
  • Identification of key environmental impacts, thus allowing you to act on them and reduce them.
  • Identification of applicable legal requirements (it therefore enables you to ensure you are fully complaint).