Effective Management Review

Top management must review the organization’s environmental management system, at planned intervals to secure its continuing suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness.  Data collected on EMS performance (i.e. customer input, internal audits, key quality performance indicators) and determination of any support, changes, or improvements must be reviewed and discussed by top management at planned intervals. Actions generated from the review must be recorded and implemented as they will be follow-upped on during the next management review.

How to execute an effective management review?

Making the most of Management Review is crucial to your business. Management review is a critical part of the success of your environmental management system (EMS) and your most notable source for improvements. Management review can be used to bring together all elements of your program and to create a cohesiveness to your EMS. The management review should focus on:

  •  the status of actions from previous management reviews;
  •  changes in : 
  1. external and internal problems that are pertinent to the EMS;
  2. the requirements and expectations of interested parties, including compliance obligations
  3. its significant environmental aspects
  4. risks and opportunities
  • the degree to which environmental objectives have been satisfied
  • information on the organization’s environmental performance, including trends in:
  1. nonconformities and corrective actions
  2. monitoring and measurement results
  3. fulfillment of its compliance obligations
  4. audit results 
  • acceptability of resources
  • relevant communications from interested parties, including complaints
  • g) opportunities for continual improvement

The outputs of the management review shall include

  • conclusions on the continuing appropriateness, sufficiency, and effectiveness of the environmental management system;
  • decisions related to continual improvement opportunities
  • decisions related to needs for changes to the EMS, including resources
  • actions, if needed, when environmental objectives have not been satisfied
  • opportunities to improve integration of the environmental management system with other business processes, if needed
  • any conclusions for the strategic direction of the organization

 

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