Our environmental management system (EMS) helps us improve our environmental performance and reduce the environmental impact of our operations.
Our environmental management system
The 5 elements of our environmental management system are:
- environmental policy
- checking and corrective action
- management review
- implementation and operation.
These elements guide us to improve our environmental performance.
Our environmental sustainability policy outlines our commitment to environmental protection. The policy provides a framework for ongoing environmental performance improvement.
We plan environmental targets and objectives to reduce our ecological footprint and develop programs to meet them.
Checking and corrective action
We regularly review our environmental performance. This is to make sure we’re meeting our:
- environmental objectives
- policy commitments.
We conduct regular reviews of our EMS to make sure it's effective. We also to look for ways to improve it.
Implementation and operations
We ensure support mechanisms and capabilities are in place to implement our EMS, and reach our environmental goals.
To do this we:
- define our environmental roles and responsibilities
- maintain procedures covering the environmental effects of our operations
- provide training
- encourage environmental awareness among staff.
Reviewing our EMS
An external body conduct regular audits our EMS. This is to help us maintain our AS/NZS ISO 14001 (Standards Australia) certification.