Executive SummaryEnvironmental Management Plans (EMP) basically outlines the processes that a particular organisation will pursue to maximize its conformity and minimize destruction to the environment. This plan also helps an organisation plot its progress toward achieving persistent improvements. Environmental management systems (EMS) may assist organisations to meet their substantial burden of accountability for the future situation of the world environment. In most cases, environmental management systems and plans can also help in cost savings, and reduction of environmental liability among other external benefits to the organization. There are several standards that have been put in place, around which organisations can use to model the Environmental Management System (EMS).
Internationally there is the ISO14001standard. The standard was introduced in 1996, and became one of the ISO 14000 standard providing conditions, guidance and advice on the various environmental issues. Abu Dhabi is the second largest and busiest city after Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The United Arabs Emirates Civil Defence was formed to enhance protection of the citizens as well as public and private property in addition to caring for the environment. .
The Civil Defence Organization is responsible for fighting fires, organizing rescue teams and preventing risks among other responsibilities. Abu Dhabi Emirate has had a number of issues concerning the environment especially in relation to Environmental Management Systems and plans. IntroductionEnvironmental Management Plans (EMP) An Environmental Management Plans (EMP) generally outlines the processes that a particular organisation will pursue to maximize its conformity and minimize destruction to the environment. This plan also helps an organization plot its progress toward achieving persistent improvements. Environmental Management Plans are in most cases unique mostly due to the characteristics of the organisations.
Further than this, the level of features in terms of complexity and length of an EMP will vary depending on the type of organization, the complexity of its processes as well as the development of the organization in understanding its environmental responsibilities. Most of the environmental plans may be brief while others could be broad documents. In spite of the organisation’s situation, all environmental plans created must include among others the following elements: policy, planning, implementation and Operation, checking and Corrective Action in addition to management review and commitment to improvement. PolicyPolicy statements are imperative to any organisation since they help anchor the organisation on a foundation set of beliefs. These environmental main beliefs keep members of an organisation focused toward the same objective. They give an opportunity for other interests outside the organisation to understand its focus and what it stands for. These policy statements may not necessarily be long. As a matter of fact, it is frequently preferred to keep the policy brief and to the point so that it is easy to comprehend and becomes a major tool in understanding the organisation’s commitment. PlanningThe planning part of the Environmental Management Plan is basically meant to assist an organisation to define its environmental themes. The goals and objectives should focus on maximizing the organisation’s positive effect on the environment. Implementation and OperationA chief part of the EMP is how it defines the actions the organisation will execute to meet its environmental objectives and goals. This portion ought to focus on particular tasks each individual is accountable for and ensure task completion and set goals as well as time limits for each of the identified activities are met. In addition, this area should stipulate the training of the employee, communication and outside activities that are indispensable to guarantee a successful implementation of the EMP. Checking and Corrective ActionThe Environmental Management Plan ought to describe the progression that will be followed to authenticate that the plan is being suitably implemented and outline how implementation issues will be corrected in an appropriate approach. Routine assessment and frequent improvement to the process is essential to make sure that the plan effectively leads the organization toward completion of environmental objectives and goals. Management Review and Commitment to ImprovementRoutine management assessment and support is an essential and significant tool for any organization. This portion should highlight the routine management assessment that should be carried out to make sure that the plan is suitable and successfully executed and helps the organization meet its environmental objectives. Environmental Management Systems