- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 12 Jan 2021
Environmental management procedures manual
An environmental management procedures manual, also known as an EMS manual, is a document that provides clear guidance about the implementation of an organisation’s EMS, setting out how the EMS should be communicated and applied across the organisation, and providing a place where information is easily-locatable and easy to share with other parties if necessary.
ISO 14001, Environmental management systems — Requirements with guidance for use, does not include a specific requirement to create an EMS manual, but it can nonetheless prove beneficial for organisations in terms of managing the relevant information.
The following might be included in an organisation’s EMS manual:
- EMS scope: Defines the application and limitations of the EMS within the organisation.
- Environmental policy: Sets out the organisation’s objectives, targets and forward strategy.
- Roles, responsibilities and authorities as they apply to the activities and processes within the scope of the EMS.
- How different elements of the EMS interact.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Temperature in buildings, explained on DB
Main barrier to entering the profession, new study reveals.
On Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill.
Over 70 managers and organisations shortlisted for the 14 awards.
From biometric to electrical current, chemical and more.
Changes are due to come into force on 1st October 2022.
Heed advice and insight of this report IPA tells the government.
From the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
For the Levelling Up, Housing & Communities Committee.
BSRIA's Technical Director reflects on recent weather patterns.
A national valuation to fund old-age pensions.
The world’s largest Commonwealth memorial to the missing.
Long after the end of the defects liability period.
Occupant satisfaction and wellbeing in buildings.
From the simple to the complex.
And the UK Government guidelines.
Commitment agreed to by major built environment bodies.
Electrical skills, low carbon, high-tech and the building services revolution.
Ultra-deep drilling with millimeter-wave beam technology.
Looking at the built environment from space.
BSI standards 8671, 8672 and 8673.
Bringing life to burial grounds.
From failed modernism to twenty-minute neighbourhoods.
The gates process and change control.