Guide to Unit 2
end of this unit you should be able to
activities in this unit fit closely with the requirements of
recognised environmental management systems, the Eco Management
Audit System (EMAS) and the ISO 14001 Environmental management
standard. The language in this Unit uses the definitions found
in ISO 14001. Don't be put of by the jargon, you will learn
more about these as you progress through the course.
out an environmental risk assessment
set targets for your organisation
The ISO 14001 (4.4.2 (b) standard
requires you to be aware of "the significant environmental
impacts, actual or potential, of your work activities and
the environmental benefits of improved personal performance"
EMAS now promotes continual environmental improvement through
the active involvement of employees.
A good environmental manager will involve you all in the implementation
of environmental improvements and your organisation's environmental
management system. This unit will help you to become more
involved with environmental improvements and systems. You
will be able to give feedback to your manager of assessments
made on the impacts of your work. This will help you participate
in setting targets for improved practice in your workplace.
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