An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) describes the processes that an organization will follow to maximize its compliance and minimize harm to the environment. This plan also helps an organization map its progress toward achieving continual improvements.
Each organization is unique and, as a result, so are EMPs. The level of detail and length of an EMP will vary depending on the type of organization, the complexity of its processes and the maturity of the organization in understanding its environmental responsibilities. Some plans may end up being only a few pages long, while others could become extensive documents. Regardless of the organization’s situation, all environmental plans created and submitted as part of a KY EXCEL membership should include the following elements:
- Implementation and Operation
- Checking and Corrective Action
- Management Review and Commitment to Improvement