Environmental Performance Evaluation

Environmental performance evaluation is a sub-theme of environmental management.

Many organizations seek ways to understand, demonstrate and improve their environmental performance. This can be achieved by effectively managing those elements of their activities, products and services that can significantly impact the environment.

Environmental performance evaluation (EPE) is a tool to identify areas for improvement as well as providing performance trends over time in order to understand, demonstrate and improve performance using reliable key performance indicators.

 

Benefits

Environmental performance evaluation helps with:

  • Price/ cost management
  • Compliance
  • Competitive advantage
  • Brand/ reputation
  • Attracting investment
  • Mitigation of environmental issues
  • 'Due diligence'
  • Competency assessment.

Data generated by EPE standards can be used to create positive and effective, linked non-financial and financial corporate reporting to achieve real business value. Implementation reduces business risks over time and identifies areas for improvement.

 

Links to standards related to Environmental Performance Evaluation

BS EN ISO 14040

Environmental management. Life cycle assessment. Principles and framework.

BS EN ISO 14044

Environmental management. Life cycle assessment. Requirements and guidelines.

BS EN ISO 14031

Environmental management. Environmental performance evaluation. Guidelines.

PD ISO/TS 14033

Environmental management. Quantitative environmental information. Guidelines and examples.

BS EN ISO 19011

Guidelines for auditing management systems.

PD/ISO TR 14047

Environmental management. Life cycle assessment. Illustrative examples on how to apply ISO 14044 to impact assessment situations.

 

Links to other related materials 

BS EN ISO/IEC 17021-1

Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. Requirements

PD ISO/IEC TS 17021-2

Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems.

PD/ISO TR 14049

Environmental management. Life cycle assessment. Illustrative examples on how to apply ISO 14044 to goal and scope definition and inventory analysis.

HB 10185

Eco-management Accounting.