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Environmental Management System

Environmental Management System
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a structured framework to manage an organization's environmental performance and minimize its environmental impact. A Certified EMS ensures the public and other stakeholders that an organization is doing everything in its power to effectively manage their environmental responsibilities.

Some main components of our EMS include:

Benefits of an EMS

An EMS allows an organization to analyze, control and reduce the environmental impact of its activities, products and services. Some benefits also include:
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ISO 14001

The Regional District of Nanaimo's Wastewater Services Department was first ISO 14001 Certified in August 2005. The overall aim of ISO 14001 is to support environmental protection and prevent pollution in balance with socio-economic needs. ISO 14001 is an international EMS standard based on a model of continual improvement.

Contractors And Suppliers

All contractors and/or suppliers working on behalf of Wastewater Services are required to follow environmental procedures outlined in the department's EMS.

All Wastewater Services contractors and suppliers whose activities have the potential to cause environmental harm are given the chance to receive EMS training. Training will inform contractors of all operational and emergency procedures to which they must comply.

Contractors and suppliers can expect to follow a number of environmental specifications while working on Wastewater Services' property. These include, but are not limited to:

For a complete listing of environmental specifications, refer to the ISO 14001 Contractors and Suppliers Environmental Performance Requirements package.

These provisions are included in all Wastewater Services contracts and are considered legal requirements. Any contractor and/or supplier not following the environmental provisions may be subject to legal action(s).

Wastewater Services | 6300 Hammond Bay Road | Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2 | E-mail: rcu@rdn.bc.ca
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