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Environmental Management Planning

( Article Type: Explanation )

Environmental management is a deliberate, multi-disciplinary process, which requires careful preparation and planning. Information on natural and human activities, processes and systems must be gathered, plans and procedures decided upon, documents drawn up and systems implemented.

The results add environmental perspectives to existing planning processes.
The process will result in the identification of new issues and concerns, but in most cases, the matters identified are well known in concept, if not in environmental jargon.

Although formal environmental management systems (such as ISO 14001) are desirable, for most smaller businesses a simple environmental management system is all that is needed and, in most cases, it can be linked to the existing operational management systems.

Planning for the implementation of environmental management needs to be undertaken and it should be carried out in a participative manner to ensure that all stakeholders and interested and affected parties who will be subject to it, will understand its purpose and the manner and form in which it is to be applied.




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FutureWorks! , Africon Engineering International , Amathemba Environmental Management Consulting , GIBB , BKS , City of Cape Town - Environmental Planning , CCA Environmental , CEN Integrated Environmental Management Unit , COASTEC - Coastal and Environmental Consultants , Cymbian Enviro-Social Consulting Services , Development Bank of Southern Africa , Digby Wells Environmental , Doug Jeffery Environmental Consultants , Ethekwini Municipality (Parks Department) , Local Biodiversity Solutions , ERA Architects cc , Risk Management Consultants Safety, Health and Environmental Specialists , FutureWorks! , Grant Johnston Associates cc , Green Inc , Savannah Environmental , Kantey & Templer (PTY) Ltd , Liz Anderson & Associates , SLR Consulting Africa (PTY) LTD , Mohlolo Landscape Architects , NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd , Aurecon , Oryx Environmental CC , Plettenberg Bay Community Environment Forum , Resource Management Services , SE Solutions , Settlement Planning Services (Setplan) , Shepstone & Wylie , The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) , Triviron EAP , Wales: Environmental Partnerships , WEB Environmental Consultancy , Dube Ngeleza Wiechers Environmental Consultancy , WSP Environment & Energy , Ezendalo Environmental Solutions , Nature Conservation Corporation, The , Green Earth Consulting Services , Starplex Environmental , Polygon Environmental Planning , ETC-Africa , Ecoleges , Ecoleges , BKS , Myezo Environmental Management Services , Environmental and Rural Solutions , Baagi , Nzumbululo Heritage Solutions , Mondi Plastic Containers South Africa , EScience Associates (Pty) Ltd , Taktho Environmental Strategy (TES) , Transnet National Ports Authority , Adaptera Strategic Support Services , The Healthy Catchment Alliance: an EWT, WESSA and CSA partnership in freshwater ecosystem conservation and the generation of water-linked livelihoods