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Environmental Management System

Launched in April 2009, an Environmental Management System (EMS) is a mechanism which will ensure that the Council meets its Environmental Policy commitments of preventing pollution, complying with environmental legislation while seeking to improve its environmental performance.

Calderdale Council’s EMS is made up of:

The benefits

Implementing an EMS will help reduce the impact of Council activities on the environment. It will also support the Council in:

Scope of the EMS

The EMS operates across the Council's core activities including waste, energy, water and transport management. It also operates within the services of the Economy and Environment, Chief Executive and Communities directorates.

Certified EMS: ISO 14001 & Eco Management and Audit System (EMAS)

EMAS (Eco Management and Audit Scheme) logo

The Council's EMS has been certified as meeting the internationally recognised standards for environmental management (ISO 14001 & Eco Management and Audit System). Both these accreditation schemes recognise organisations that go beyond minimum legal compliance. The Council will also produce a publically available environmental statement that reports information and performance.

New developments

In September 2012 an environmental audit concluded that Calderdale Council is continuing to meet the standards for environmental management as expected under ISO 14001 and EMAS. Further to this the Council has increased the range of services under this standard to include the Chief Executive directorate in addition to the existing Economy & Environment services.

Useful links

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment|External link (IEMA)
A not-for-profit membership organisation established to promote best practice standards in environmental management, auditing and assessment.

Last Updated: 14/10/2016