Objective and targets are decided according to the aims set out in an organisation’s environment policy and what an organisation wants to achieve. Management programmes are a way of achieving them.

The setting of objectives and targets is a requirement for registration under the EC’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems. Specifications with Guidance for Use.

This topic provides a useful guide for identifying and setting objectives and targets and prioritising actions for improvement. It also explains the stages of organising a management programme and the responsibilities of those involved.

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