Regulatory and public scrutiny of the petroleum industry can only be expected to increase. Compliance issues and provincial enforcement ladders require industry to have an Environmental Management System (EMS) that integrates well with their operations and to take an active role in multi-stakeholder groups and community issues.
WEI Environmental Management Services
To assist our clients with meeting this challenge, WEI has developed and structured individual client environmental management system components including:
- environmental operating guidelines (EOGs)
- site remediation and reclamation management
- regulatory applications and reviews
- environmental operations and best practices training, and
- engineering project commentary
WEI personnel have successfully completed the ISO 14001 - Environmental Lead Auditing Course accredited by ANSI-RABNAP and EARA.
WEI has developed an internal EMS audit method that provides a gap analysis between a corporation's current EMS and the ISO 14001 requirements.
What is an Environmental Management System?
An environmental management system is the part of a corporation's overall management system that includes organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining the environmental policy. From Canadian Standards Association publication: "CAN/CSA-ISO 14001-96 Environmental Management Systems - Specification with Guidance for Use".
What is an Environmental Policy?
A statement by an organization of its intentions and principles in relation to its overall environmental performance which provides a framework for action and for the setting of its environmental objectives and targets. From Canadian Standards Association publication: "CAN/CSA-ISO 14001-96 Environmental Management Systems - Specification with Guidance for Use".
Why have an Environmental Management System?
An environmental management system is used by a corporation to establish and implement policies and procedures for operating an environmentally sustainable business. An effective system will continually examine a corporation's operations to determine:
- Operational impacts on the environment.
- Policies and procedures required to lessen or eliminate the impacts.
- Applicable environmental standards and laws.
- Evaluation of the corporation's discipline in following the standards, laws and industry codes of practice.