3.3     Objectives and Targets

The overall objective of the Coulson Group of Companies Environmental Management System (EMS) is that it is effective in avoiding or reducing the negative environmental impacts of the Company’s activities, services and products.  The over-riding target is the successful implementation of the Environmental Policy

The Coulson Group maintains environmental management objectives and targets specific to the significant environmental aspects of the Company’s activities, services and products.  The relative significance of the potential environmental impacts and legal requirements of each aspect has been ranked using the Coulson Risk Assessment Process (RAP).  This ranking reflects the relative importance placed on attaining specific objectives and targets, and helps to guide the allocation of resources.

The list of significant environmental aspects and associated objectives and targets is updated by the Environment Manager as new environmental aspects are identified and ranked, or in response to changes to objectives and targets.