Nvironmental auditing and environmental managment system

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Background
Supplier Environmental Assessment is normally carried out by companies adopting an EMS, whether this EMS is certified or not. Green purchasing is a similar term which involves the adoption of environmental criteria/considerations for buying goods or services by a company or by a public body (public procurement).
Sustainable procurement and sustainable supplies are terms associated with the principles of sustainable development which also incorporates economic and social considerations in selecting suppliers.

Task 1 (2,000 words)
Critically discuss the need to implement a supplier environmental assessment
programme. Use examples of such programmes from literature to support
discussions.
Guidance:
i ” i Why is suppliersa environmental performance important to a company adopting an EMS, whether certified or not? Where does Suppliers Environmental Assessment fit within an EMS? Refer to relevant standards/good practice available
i ” i What methods can be used for assessing the environmental performance of suppliers? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such methods.

Task 2 (2,000 words)
Critically discuss the adoption of EMS as a vehicle to achieve sustainability of company operations. Again you need to support your discussions using academic literature and examples from practice.
Guidance
i ” i Briefly introduce the three aspects of sustainability and the role of companies in addressing all these three aspects, including the concept of CSR.
i ” i What are the benefits and what are the limitations of using EMS to achieve a sustainable business?
a. Discuss how you would identify and improve social impacts of companies
b. What are the issues related to establishing sustainability indicators?
c. In your discussions reference should be made to CSR and sustainability standards.

Your assignment should be structured with subheadings and demonstrate further reading. Reference to established standards for both parts is essential. You need a full list of your sources at the end and indicate where you have used them within the text using in-text citations.