Environmental Management Systems – Your A – Z guide

Links

A range of further information is available from the following sites.

National

Business Link Network

This site provides information on how to implement an EMS and guidance on making your business more sustainable. You can also access regional Business Link sites from here.

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?r.l1=1079068363&topicId=1079363464&r.s=tl

The Scottish Government

(0) 8457 741 741
ceu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/

The Welsh Assembly

0845 010 3300 (English) or 0845 010 4400 (Welsh).
http://www.wales.gov.uk/

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Executive
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/ 

Environment and Heritage Service
http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/scp/actions/ems.htm

Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)

Information on the business case for sustainability and role of EMSs

http://www.berr.gov.uk/sectors/sustainability/Policy/page30375.html

 

For information on policy on conformity assessment and accreditation 

 

http://www.berr.gov.uk/dius/innovation/standards/activities/page11648.html

 

NETREGS

Environment Agency support page providing guidance for businesses on environmental legislation, and how to comply with it.

http://www.netregs.gov.uk/

Envirowise

Offer many UK businesses free, independent, confidential advice and support on practical ways to increase profits, minimise waste and reduce environmental impact (including free guidance on line).

http://www.envirowise.gov.uk/     

The Carbon Trust

Assistance to organisations to reduce carbon emissions and support development of low carbon technologies. Can provide energy surveys, interest free loans & downloadable publications.

http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/

United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

National accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services

http://www.ukas.com/

British Standards Institution (BSI)

Independent national body responsible for preparing British Standards. It presents the UK view on standards in Europe and internationally.

http://www.bsi-global.com/

ISO (International Organization for Standardization)

The ISO is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries

http://www.iso.org/

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

Not-for-profit membership organisation established to promote best practice standards in environmental management, auditing and assessment and offering a range of professional body support.  IEMA is the Competent Body in the United Kingdom for EMAS the European Union's Eco Management and Audit Scheme and also offers the Acorn Scheme, an officially recognised EMS standard recommended by the government.

http://www.iema.net/


Regional Support Programmes

Regional Development Agency's are increasingly supporting local businesses - directing enquiries to their own specific regional support schemes. These Regional Programmes can support businesses at all scales including SMEs (small, medium sized enterprises).

South East England Development Agency (SEEDA)
(0)1483 484200
seeda@seeda.co.uk
http://www.seeda.co.uk/

London Development Agency
020 7593 8000
info@lda.gov.uk
http://www.lda.gov.uk/

South West RDA
01392 214 747
enquiries@southwestrda.org.uk
http://www.southwestrda.org.uk/

East of England (EEDA)
01223 713900
http://www.eeda.org.uk/

Advantage West Midlands
(0) 121 380 3500
http://www.advantagewm.co.uk/

One North East
0191 229 6200
Enquiries@onenortheast.co.uk
http://www.onenortheast.co.uk/

Yorkshire Forward
0113 394 9600
http://www.yorkshire-forward.com/


International

EMAS EASY (guidance for smaller businesses)

www.emas-easy.eu

International accreditation forum:

http://www.iaf.nu/

European co-operation for accreditation:

http://www.european-accreditation.org/default_flash.htm

Technical Committee 207 on Environmental Management--the committee responsible for developing the ISO 14000 series of standards and guidance documents:

http://www.tc207.org/

CEN -European Committee for Standardisation:

http://www.cen.eu/cenorm/homepage.htm

 

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