5.0         Management Review

The Management Team reviews and assesses the Environmental Management System to ensure that it is maintained, useful and effective. Formal management reviews are undertaken once a year.  This review provides the basis for determining improvements needed in the EMS and provides recommendations for amendments as required. Minutes of all Management Team reviews shall be filed in the EMS files by the EMS Clerk.

The Management Team addresses concerns according to the following agenda (Management Team Agenda).

a)      Review the following:

         Minutes of the previous meetings.

         Reports on recent changes to legislation and regulations.

         Reports on results from audits and changes to audit plan.

         Prepare environmental performance record summary (every three months).

         Environmental incident report summary.

         Environmental non-conformances

         Concerns raised by agencies, the public and other interested parties

         Remediation and preventative actions

         Suitability of and changes to environmental programs

         Objectives and targets, and environmental program status and extent to which they are met.

         Effectiveness and suitability of the EMS in relation to changing conditions and information.

b)      Determine possible areas of improvement from the above review.

c)      Approve the annual audit schedule.

d)      Review the Environmental Policy and verify that it is current, adequate and the commitments in the policy are being met.

e)      Confirm or revise objectives, performance goals and targets.