Setting up an EMS
The standard mentions requisites for setting up an EMS which the company must abide by to monitor the organizational activities that interact with the environment such as waste handling, emissions etc.
Implementation of EMS is supported by setting up processes for resource allocation, competency requirements and proper documentation of activities as recommended by the standard.
Impact Assessment and Emergency Preparedness
The standard requires analysis of activities that interact with environment and reduction of their detrimental impact. It promotes early identification of environmental aspects and emergency preparedness to respond in an environmentally responsible manner.
The standard suggests feedback mechanisms like internal audits and management review to measure the effectiveness as well as compliance of the EMS.
The standard emphasizes the need to continually improve the EMS through corrective actions based on the feedbacks from performance evaluation.