NSW Government Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Guidelines (Edition 3)
Sets out the criteria for the minimum requirements of a Corporate EMS, as required to undertake construction and infrastructure projects (for all contracts valued at $10million or more, and for contracts under $10million if they are environmentally sensitive) for NSW Government agencies.
The Guidelines have been developed to enable NSW Government agencies which undertake construction and infrastructure projects to work with the construction industry in a manner that:
- Provides a consistent minimum standard for environmental performance across all NSW construction and infrastructure projects
- Facilitates improved environmental performance by the construction industry in NSW
- Facilitates a systematic approach to environmental management
- Improves planning and reduces environmental incidents
- Supports all stakeholders in demonstrating they are meeting their obligations under environmental legislation.
Something you should know…
If your business is already Certified (or working towards Certification) to ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems, this is deemed to comply with the requirements of the NSW Government Environmental Management System Guidelines (Edition 3), and you don’t need this separate Certification to the Guidelines.
What are the benefits of
this Standard for your business?
Via a reduction in waste and consumption of resources
IMPROVED BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY
With greater operational efficiency, improved internal controls and improved public perception
GREATER COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Your Certification to the Guidelines could be the point of difference that wins you your next contract, improving the perception your marketplace has of your business
WIDER MARKET POTENTIAL
Now that you qualify to tender for projects for NSW Government agencies with a contract value of $10million or more, or contracts under $10million which are environmentally sensitive
Certification requirements demonstrate an innovative and forward-thinking approach to your customers, and that environmental legal and regulatory requirements are being met and continually monitored
What types of businesses will benefit from Certification to the NSW Govt EMS Standard?
The main reason for Certification to the Guidelines is to enable your business to tender for and work on construction and infrastructure projects, with a contract value of $1million or more, for NSW Government agencies.
A few examples of the types of businesses who’d be tendering to work on these projects are:
- General Waste Removal
- Hazardous Waste Removal
- Civil Construction
- Traffic Control
- Plumbing and Drainage
- And more.
How the Certification Process Works
Firstly we’ll work with you to determine exactly which Standards and Certifications are right for the needs of your business, what you want to achieve out of the process, and identify any deadlines you need to achieve Certifications by. This is your chance to get all your questions answered! Then we’ll go through with you what you already have in place and how effective you think it is, and what you’d like to see change. Depending on what you already have, the next step might be a Gap Analysis against the requirements of the Guidelines – this will give us a to-do list of what needs to be done before commencing the formal Certification process. Then it’s time for your Certification Audit. The Certification Audit is a full review of your documentation and work records at your workplace to ensure it covers all areas of the Guidelines. Certification to the Guidelines requires a Certification Audit once every three years.
How We Can Help
Your personal Account Manager gets to know you, your business, and what you need to achieve out of your systems and your Certifications.
We take care of the whole process for you, answer all your questions and adjust our services to suit your resources and your individual business needs. We’ll be there for you to coach you through the preparation, through the audits and ongoing.
We assist in selecting your Conformity Assessment Body to ensure they have the appropriate knowledge of your industry to ensure you achieve the certification.
We understand that every business is unique – we want this to be a meaningful and value-adding process for you.
Your next step
Call us now on 1300-614-007 to get started.
We’re happy to answer any questions you might have, or
provide an obligation-free consultation.