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Environmental Management Systems in Higher Education Institutions in India: A Workplace Management Approach

Social Work Chronicle

Volume 8 Issue 1

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Meena Bhandari, Seema Raj | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, K. R. Mangalam University, Gurugram, Haryana, India.
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Abstract

Environmental Management System (EMS) is the need of hour to attain sustainable environment. The stabilization or execution of EMS in an organization approaches towards the environmental concern. EMS provides the data regarding utilization of natural resources and reduction or reuse of generated wastes. ISO 14001 of EMS is for the prevention of environmental pollution, compliance of environmental regulations and improvement in environmental performance. Under this objective; plan, do, check and act are the four basic principles for the execution of EMS in an organization. This paper discusses the importance of EMS in higher education institutions and its relevance with youth awareness regarding objective of environmental education and its protection. Several case studies are available in Indian context, which always inspire the utility and application of EMS in education system. If higher educational institutions and other organizations/industries in India attain complete EMS practices, we can fill the gaps to approach the perfect environment safety practices.

Keywords: Environment, Sustainable, Regulation, Compliance, Education

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