Environmental Management Systems

Environmental Management Systems

The demands of Environmental Regulation means that it makes eminent sense to have an Environmental Management System in place. Not only does this demonstrate a desire to manage in an environmentally sensitive manner, but will also help the relationship with an organisation’s environmental regulators – usually the Environment Agency. By demonstrating intent to manage in an environmentally sound way, in the event that something does go wrong, it may be possible to limit the liability, and whilst insurers are reluctant to reduce premiums, they may not increase them.

However, with many companies wanting to demonstrate Continual Improvement, there is a growing move to encourage suppliers to demonstrate their environmental performance, and it is becoming more common for customers to require their suppliers to prove their environmental credentials. Little Green Consulting Ltd can help develop Environmental Management Systems to satisfy those requirements. In addition, where systems are required as a consequence of an Environmental Permit, we can help with the development and management of those systems.


It is also worth noting that it is often said that a sound Environmental Management System can help with cost savings. It is not unknown for companies to be able to demonstrate at least a 10% saving on waste alone.



  • Consultation with client regarding Environmental Objectives
  • Writing and agreeing an Environmental Policy
  • Agree client’s targets and objectives
  • Assessment of client’s Aspects and Impacts
  • Document client’s Aspects and Impacts
  • Agree Roles and Responsibilities
  • Identify all legal and other considerations
  • Compile a Legal Register
  • Provide a documented system to address all EMS headings
  • Conduct environmental training to include the provision of training records
  • Set up an internal auditing system
  • Provide training for internal auditors if required

Advice on Implementation

  • Understand the client’s objectives
  • Review existing policies and procedures
  • Provide advice on ways to improve and develop


  • Maintain the Aspects and Impacts Register
  • Maintain the Legal Register
  • Conduct regular reviews of procedures and work instructions
  • Conduct internal audits
  • Review training requirements and provide training as required
  • Manage and maintain environmental resources
  • Provide monthly (periodical) environmental reports
  • Facilitate an Environmental Management Steering Committee
  • Ensure all external environmental reporting requirements are met
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies – i.e. Environment Agency, Local Authority
  • Liaise with third party environmental consultants