Southwest Environmental Limited
Suite 2201, 250 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario , Canada M5B 2L7

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Environmental Consultancy Services to Industry, Business and Individuals

Environmental Management

Southwest Environmental can provide environmental management services to the construction industry or other Manufacturing Industries. Typically environmental management is split into two areas that of construction environmental management and environmental management systems but in reality any form of system whether written or physical which aims to alter the processes or activities impact on the environment is a form of environmental management

Quite often reporting is all that is required to create a management system but it is also necessary on some occasions to change working practices or equipment so that the environmental management proposed matches with industry or legislative minimums. Of course some companies with a green agenda will go beyond what is legally required, but in reality unless this is a decision that has been made from the top down it will be hard to justify.

Construction Environmental Management

The purpose of the Environmental Management Plan (SREMP) is to describe procedures that will be implemented on behalf of the client to meet the rehabilitation and environmental objectives associated with construction and management of the proposed project. The document will be prepared in accordance with the guidelines published by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA 2006) and with the proposed Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Approval 2008/4506, and addresses the rehabilitation commitments. If the project is to be determined under the  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) then requiring assessment under the EPBC Act.

SWEL can produce an Construction Environmental Management Plan for your project. Example legislation adhered to might include Environmental Guidelines for Major Construction Sites (EPA Victoria, 1996)

Environmental Management Systems

An EMS is defined as a self-correcting and continual improvement system that seeks to reduce environmental impacts associated with a facility's activities while helping to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. It provides a structured method for incorporating environmental considerations into day-to-day operations while promoting continual improvement of the environment and human health. The EMS guides the NIEHS as it integrates environmental responsibility in its decision-making at all levels and in the conduct of all Institute programs and practices.

ISO 14001:2015 and its supporting standards such as ISO 14006:2011 focus on environmental systems to achieve this. The other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labelling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change.