| EIMS SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE |
EIMS is one of the foremost consultancies in Africa with respect to tailored design and implementation of ISO 14001 compliant, strategically appropriate environmental management systems (EMS). Ever since the ISO 14001 International Standard was first published in 1996, the firm has actively participated in the development of the standards, and has consequently become well known for high quality ISO 14001 EMS development services in a wide variety of industries, including: Chemical manufacturing; Major civil engineering contracting; Telecommunications; The armaments industry; Precious metals refinery; Automotive component manufacture; Power sector; and Waste management..
EIMS has, over the past few years played an increasing role in development of corporate strategic environmental services in South Africa. Initiatives like the King II Report on Corporate Governance highlight the need for companies to address environmental issues, beyond mere legal compliance, for ethical, commercial and risk management reasons. Director liability has strongly influenced perceptions in boards of directors. For many companies, their environmental profile is now a matter of strategic concerns..
EIMS offers expert baseline assessments and monitoring of water quality (abiotic and biotic factors), aquatic health, and vegetation. EIMS has a team of scientists who are leading the field locally and internationaly in their field of expertise and applying their expertise to ensure a sustainable approach to management of the environment. EIMS offers the following services in baseline monitoring and management:
EIMS offers expert baseline assessments and monitoring of water quality (abiotic and biotic factors), aquatic health, and vegetation. EIMS has a team of scientists who are leading the field locally and internationaly in their field of expertise and applying their expertise to ensure a sustainable approach to management of the environment. EIMS offers the following services in baseline monitoring and management..
EIMS is well placed to assist companies, local authorities and others in the development of appropriate, legally compliant waste management strategies. The proliferation of environmental legislation in South Africa over the past decade has left many companies exposed in this regard, and EIMS brings a considerable level of expertise to bear to address client needs. Some of the specific services that the firm can provide to a high level of competance are as follows..
Integrated environmental management (IEM) is a concept which has been promoted in South Africa since the late 1980’s. Many of the IEM tools are only recently emerging in South Africa. Consideration of the environment at the pre-feasibility and planning stages of any project is one of the ultimate objectives of certain of the identified IEM tools. EIMS is ideally suited and experienced in providing consulting services for the design and implementation of these IEM tools with specific provision of the following services..
Mining and natural resource extraction and utilisation has for decades provided the backbone to the South African economy. As natural resources are depleted and the demand for these resources increase, the need for feasible reserves is rapidly expanding. South Africa and indeed the remainder of the African continent proved one of the few options available for the prospecting for and supply of, valuable natural resources. The correct and sustainable utilisation of these natural resources is receiving greater attention and the legislation protecting the environment is becoming increasingly onerous. The environmental legislation in South Africa specifically requires that a mining right or mining permit is obtained prior to commencement with mining activities.