Tool 6 – Environment Management Systems

Tool 6 ensures that Environment Management Systems (EMS) adequately address the management of biodiversity and outlines the key stages in implementing an EMS.

Step Guide


Go through each step of the checklist


Refer to pages 64 -79 for a greater understanding of the different issues

The EMS framework helps mining companies address biodiversity through:

  • Integrating biodiversity in the environment policy
  • Documenting and assessing local biodiversity in consultation with appropriate stakeholders
  • Undertaking identification and assessment of biodiversity aspects/risks
  • Maintaining a register of legal and other requirements
  • Planning and developing preventative and mitigative responses to identified biodiversity
  • Monitoring, measuring and reporting performance on biodiversity management
  • Managing the review of procedures and outcomes
  • Adopting a continuous improvement approach

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