Environmental Management Systems – Your A – Z guide


A number of guidance documents have been issued to assist organisations implementing the main schemes and standards.   Freely available guidance is set out below –

BS8555 / Acorn Scheme

Guidance for this officially recognised EMS standard (recommended by the government) is set out below. Acorn offers accredited recognition for organisations evaluating and improving their environmental performance through the phased implementation of an environmental management system (EMS).

Eco-Management and Audit Scheme - EMAS

As the new regulations came into force on 11 January 2010 the Commission is currently in the process of developing new guidance for the regulation. A an introductory guide to EMAS is available to download below, further guidance will be published later in the year. Guidance is available within the new regulation, which can be downloaded below;

application/pdf  EMAS III reg.pdf (1.49 MB)

application/pdf  EMAS III Briefing note for organisations currently registered to the EMAS Scheme.pdf (122.64 KB)

application/pdf  Introductory Guide to EMAS.pdf (777.55 KB)

Further relevant downloads

Managing Compliance with Environmental Law (a good practice guide - IEMA)
application/pdf  Practitioner Vol 6 Legal Compliance.pdf (1.56 MB)

IEMA Practitioner on management of biodiversity - http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-countryside/biodiversity/index.htm

Nace Codes - European classification index of industrial activities, including a comparison (correspondence) table of 2002 and latest 2006 codes

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