Best Practices

Management and monitoring

Management and monitoring

Environmental Management System (EMS) helps you to manage your environmental impact and take relevant actions.


Basic elements of an EMS are:

  • Reviewing the company’s environmental goals
  • Analyzing its environmental impacts and legal requirements
  • Setting environmental objectives and targets to reduce environmental impacts and comply with legal requirements
  • Establishing programs to meet these objectives and targets
  • Monitoring and measuring progress in achieving the objectives (see further about monitoring).
  • Ensuring employees’ environmental awareness and competence
  • Reviewing progress of the EMS and making improvements
  • Visualizing the problem area by using eco mapping tool

This section of the online educational tool aims to provide an introduction to some of the best environmental practices for management and monitoring.