What is an Environmental Management System?
An Environmental Management System is a systematic way to manage environmental concerns and is based upon a process of continual improvement. This process uses a cycle that includes planning (Plan), implementing (Do), reviewing (Check) and improving (Act). A well-designed Environmental Management System can help an organization:
- Improve environmental performance
- Enhance compliance
- Prevent pollution
- Conserve resources
- Identify, manage, and mitigate risks
- Increase efficiency
- Reduce costs
- Improve awareness of environmental issues
ATC’s Environmental Management System consists of various interrelated management practices in the form of written policies and procedures, work instructions and performance standards. Together, these practices translate ATC’s Environmental Policy into the daily operations of ATC, its employees and contractors. By utilizing the environmental management system and following the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle of continual improvement, we are continually striving for increasing environmental excellence.