1. Management Commitment, training, involvement, tracking
2. Plan your environmental management system with the right people. Clear documentation that matches what you do. With the development of the Environmental Policy
3. Develop Scope and Aspect Register. Environment aspects include any activities, products or services that can interact with the environment. Include the risks to understand the importance of the controls and demonstrate commitment to prevention of pollution. Include as many people up front as to minimize forgetting something. Apply the KISS Method when you include all the environmental aspects. Consider developing it at a corporate level and use it instead of duplicating it.
4. Evaluate legal requirements and cross reference them directly to your aspect register.
5 Provide adequate resources including but not limited to human, financial and physical, training needs, resources needed to run the programs, coordination. When you track your progress include the planning requirements, responsibilities, timing expectations and resource needs. Allow for adequate time.
6 Set SMART objectives preferrably in the format of environmental impact and $ to the organization for senior managemenet buy in.
7 Continuous improvement - track progress, perform audits
8 Marketing benefits