Monitoring & Measuring

Monitoring & Measuring

Monitoring and measuring are the keys to consistent environmental performance and continual improvement

The Purpose of Monitoring & Measurement

  • Keep track of progress in the EMS
  • Catch problems quickly
  • Ensure prompt corrective and preventive action if things go wrong
  • Check performance in relation to regulatory compliance requirements
  • Due diligence, self-regulation
  • Meet commitments in Environmental Policy

Some Routine Monitoring Applications

  • Emissions to air, discharges to water, and solid waste disposal
  • Environmental impacts on air, water, land, eco systems
  • Energy consumption
  • Chemical, fuel, and hazardous waste handling, storage, and disposal
  • Training needs, training conducted, employee awareness and competence
  • Communications from interested parties
  • Emergency response incidents
  • Sampling and laboratory analysis quality assurance and quality control
  • Effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions
  • Environmental performance of contractors
  • Currency of Documentation
  • Whatever ISO 14001 says “shall be maintained”


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