2nd Edition

Environmental Management in Organizations The IEMA Handbook

By John Brady, Alison Ebbage, Ruth Lunn Copyright 2011

    Environmental issues can present some daunting operational concerns for all types of organization, whether in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Managing them requires environmental professionals with a working knowledge of the rapidly developing body of regulatory measures.

    This new edition of Environmental Management in Organizations provides all the management tools, performance measures and communication strategies that organizations need to manage their environmental responsibilities effectively. Leading experts on each topic provide focused explanations and clear practical guidance, as well as setting out the context and the key environmental and management drivers.

    This edition significantly updates the original handbook to take account of developments in the environmental agenda, including new dedicated chapters on climate change, energy, transport, biodiversity and chemicals. Published with IEMA.

    Introduction  Part 1: The Environmental Context  1.1 The Earth's Natural Systems  1.2 State of the Global Environment  1.3 Sustainability and Sustainable Development  1.4 Valuing Ecosystems and their Services  1.5 Overview of the Law and International Legislation  1.6 European Union Policy and Legislation  1.7 The UK Legislative Context  Part 2: Environmental Themes  2.1 Biodiversity and Conservation  2.2 Chemicals  2.3 Climate Change  2.4 Energy  2.5 Food and Agriculture  2.6 Pollution Prevention and Control  2.7 Transport and Greenhouse Gases  Part 3: Managing Environmental Performance  3.1 The Response of Organizations  3.2 Environmental Management Systems  3.3 Sustainable Procurement  3.4 Environmental Product Development  3.5 Waste Management and Producer Responsibility  3.6 Contaminated Land  3.7 Engaging with People in Your Organization  Part 4: Measuring and Communicating Environmental Performance  4.1 Emissions and Contamination Standards  4.2 Measurement and Monitoring  4.3 Auditing  4.4 Environmental Performance Indicators  4.5 Reporting and Accounting  4.6 Engaging with Stakeholders  Part 5: Evaluation Tools  5.1 Environmental Impact Assessment  5.2 Strategic Environmental Assessment  5.3 Environmental Risk Governance  5.4 Life Cycle Assessment  Part 6: The Challenges Ahead for the Environmental Profession  6.1 The Sustainability Challenge  6.2 Getting Beyond Integrated Thinking and Governance  6.3 The Future of the Environmental Profession


    Dr. John Brady was until 2010 the managing editor and publisher of 'the environmentalist' magazine. He has published widely on engineering and environmental issues and brings his extensive knowledge to the work of Consilience Media and this handbook. Prior to this he was Group Environmental Director of Northumbrian Water and Chair of IEMA

    Alison Ebbage was Commissioning Editor of 'the environmentalist' until the end of 2010. She now works on a freelance basis for Consilience Media. Alison has a wealth of journalistic experience with a background in economics, finance, investment and wealth management. She has written in a freelance capacity for most of the broadsheets as well as more specialist trade publications

    Ruth Lunn has worked for Consilience Media since August 2005, first as Deputy Editor of 'the environmentalist' and then as its Editor. She has a supervisory role with other titles produced by Consilience Media and editorial material for the company's digital media offerings. Prior to this she was a marketing officer for Newcastle College and a Director and account manager for Newgate Communications

    'This second edition of the handbook is most welcome. It brings the whole subject up to date and remains an indispensable reference and toolkit for environmental practitioners. It sets out the issues and context, and provides practical guidance for understanding and tackling environmental management effectively. It will be invaluable for anyone seeking to become a Chartered Environmentalist.'

    John Gregory, Chair, Society for the Environment