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What factors affect a company's environmental management system?

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Labor and waste management costs are some of the internal factors affecting an environmental management system (EMS). External factors facing an EMS are legislation, environmental impact and customers.

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An EMS is a structured program that helps a company reduce its environmental impact. It also helps a company operate in an efficient manner. The International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) standard, 140001 is a criteria that guides an organization's environmental program through five phases: policy setup, planning, checking and correction, implementation and management review. The checking and correction phase and management review provide continuous evaluation and help companies manage internal and external factors

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