Leadership and social work in the environmental management system


V.Yu. Strelnikov, L.V. Lebedyk, T.V. Hura, S.I. Sysoieva, S.V. Stankevych, E.V. Shapovalova, O.Ye. Avilova

We show that an environmental management system is part of the day-to-day management activities of an organization, which contribute to the continuous improvement of efficiency of its environmental and economic activities and reduce the risks and costs associated with the environment, occupational health, and labor protection. We noted that environmental policy preparation enables highlighting and discussing the critical aspects of activities and development with key managers, seeking the support and commitment of senior management, and identifying stakeholders' needs and expectations. Stakeholders, in this case, are the following: personnel; investors; media and public associations; raw material suppliers; banks and insurers; consumers of products and services; supervisory and monitoring bodies; authorities; competitors; neighboring enterprises; local population. We emphasized that environmental planning covers the following main components: determination of requirements of regulations on environmental aspects of the company; identification of environmental aspects; setting environmental targets, as well as criteria for environmental performance assessment; assessment of environmental risks and determination of the degree of their reduction in implementation of environmental events; development of environmental events.

Keywords: environmental management, leadership, social work, environmental planning, environmental aspects, environmental events



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