Process of enhancing the Environmental Management System (EMS) to achieve improvements in overall performance, in line with the organization's environmental policy.
Refers to the philosophy whereby every system or process within the organization is subject to continual scrutiny and improvement. Continual improvement is the antithesis of the philosophy which says, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Continual improvement requires that "If it ain't broke, it can be made better."
involves the identifying areas for improvement, developing and implementing plans for improvement evaluating the results and using the findings to develop further improvements (Environmental Management NOS).