Environmental Management Systems


YearClientDescription of Project
2006-2010Various wirh DNV Certification ServicesFollowing successful completion of DNV Training’s 5-day ISO 9001:2000 QMS training course in March 2006, became a member of the DNV audit team certifying the operations of a major waste management company to the ISO standards 9001 and 14001. Has acted also as a sole auditor and as a lead auditor in a range of manufacturing, commercial and service sector companies including printing (St Ives Web), rail transportation (Siemens Transportation Systems and GE Transportation), road transportation (DHL and CSG) and a major international bank. DNV issued a Certificate of Competence (14001 Systems Auditor) in September 2007 and registration has been made as an EMS Auditor with IRCA. Organisations audited in 2008-2009 include:
- Body Shop International plc
- Computer Cab plc
- Cleansing Services Group
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office facilities management
- London Borough of Camden Street Environmental Services
- London Fire Brigade procurement department
- Pyros Environmental Ltd
- Veolia Environmental Services plc (landfills, transfer stns, MRVs, EfW & treatment plants)
2009-2010KRR UK LtdDesign and implementation of an Environmental Management System at the company’s operations from a HQ at Loseley Park, Guildford.
2009-2010Citymain AdministratorsConducted a Stage 1 (gap analysis) audit of the headquarters operations of a leading organisation that offers end-to-end transformational and ongoing operational services to a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors, with core capabilities in IT estate management and business process outsourcing. The HQ operations will be added to the scope of the existing DNV-certified EMS certificate.
2009-2010bioMerieuxProviding support to a leading French biophamaceuticals company in the design and implementation of an EMS for their UK operations that will lead to certification to ISO 14001:2004 by summer 2010. The initial environmental review and register of environmental aspects were completed in September 2009.
2007Weymouth & Sherborne RecyclingDesign, Implementation and Internal Audit of an Environmental Management System at the company’s Millhams waste recycling centre in southern England.

Carried out an initial environmental review, prepared the environmental manual including the company’s Environmental Policy and develpoped environmental objectives and targets. Prepared and presented three workshops to raise awareness to the EMS for senior management, site managers and internal auditors. An employee awareness raising tool and handbook were also developed. The EMS will be certified in Spring 2008 by a selected certification body.
2003BWB PartnershipReview of procedures for the storage of chemicals and oils at a combined cycle power plant in NE England

Conducted an assessment of management systems and EHS procedures for the storage of containerised chemicals and oils at a 240MW Combined Cycle power plant in NE England. The audit represented the first stage in the redesign of the oil storage facilities and associated management systems at the power plant. Design criteria for the new oil store on site were subsequently prepared for use by the facility’s structural engineers.
1999-2003Thyssen Krupp Design and Implementation of a Certified EMS at the Thyssen-Krupp Manufacturing Facilities

Carried out Preliminary Environmental Reviews at the three manufacturing facilities of Thyssen-Krupp Automotive at Bedford, Bourn and Coventry prior to the certification of the system initially at the Bourn site to ISO14001. Developed an EMS Implementation Status Audit methodology and applied this to the Bedford and Bourn plants. Provided technical support to regular Environmental Steering Group meetings. Completed site Registers of Regulations. Presented a series of environmental awareness raising seminars to senior management and shop stewards. Conducted a compliance assurance audit at the Bourn plant in 2003.
2000-2001Green Globe 21Development of Destination Award and Stage I Scoping Study Implementation at two sites: first, the Baptism Site, Jordan; and second, the Old Town of Bethlehem, Palestine

Authority Support was provided to Green Globe 21 in the development of the Destination award programme. The objective was to develop and introduce a Sustainable Destination Management System for the Baptism Site at Bethany in Jordan (scheduled to open in mid-2001); and the Old Town of Bethlehem in the Palestine Authority. Stage I involved visiting the two sites and meeting with the Tourism Ministers and representatives of key stakeholders involved in the development and management of each site. Scoping reports were prepared for both sites and these specified the key steps required for the implementation of Stages II to VI of the programme.
2001Green Globe 21Development of Destination Award Stage II Visioning Workshop and Stage III Strategic Environmental Assessment at the Baptism Site, Jordan

Planned and led Stages II & III (Stakeholder Visioning Workshop & Strategic Environmental Assessment respectively) of the process to introduce a Sustainable Destination Management System for the Baptism Site in Jordan took place in late 2000. Stage II, the workshop was attended by representatives from local communities, the private travel & tourism sector, central and regional government and NGOs. The Stage III report included the draft non-prioritised SDMS Action Plan organised into nine Priority Areas. The report was submitted to the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities in Spring 2001.
2000TechnetixDesign and Implementation of a Certified EMS at a telecommunications electronics plant at Royston, UK

Following completion of an environmental review the principal worked alongside senior management at Technetix in the development of an environmental management system that was certified to ISO14001 in early 2001. During the development process Holmes Environmental assisted Technetix to win a grant through the now-defunct SCEEMAS scheme that supported small and medium-sized enterprises in improving their environmental awareness and performance.