Use of environmental management systems to mitigate urban pollution

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Horry, Rosemary 2018. Use of environmental management systems to mitigate urban pollution. in: Wiley.
AuthorsHorry, Rosemary
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An environmental management system (EMS) is an instrument that can help organizations to manage and positively improve their level of impact on the environment. This chapter provides an overview of the importance for organizations to have an established EMS in place. It employs a series of infamous case studies to highlight where an EMS could have served as a useful means of mitigating pollution events. The chapter identifies a number of organizational benefits of implementing an EMS. All businesses face a challenge in terms of their environmental impacts; environmental work is not just a concern for multinational organizations, which is sometimes how it is viewed. The chapter describes some of the well known pollution incidents and how they were managed. Some of these impacts were mitigated through the use of legislation.

KeywordsEMS, ISO14001, urban pollution
Year2018
PublisherWiley
ISBN978-1119260486
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119260493.ch22
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624299
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Publication dates16 Oct 2018
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Accepted2018
ContributorsUniversity of Derby and University of West of England
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