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Veidekke Anläggning Öst AB: Planning of an Environmental Management system according to ISO 14001 standards
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis project is a continuation of a project that was previously done at KTHenvironmental management course during Fall 2006 semester at Veidekke to identify the deficit and the flaws of the current way of dealing with the environmental matters.The purpose of this thesis project is to plan the environmental management system according toISO 14001 standards specifically for Veidekke Anläggning Öst AB.

The first part of the work was to identify the environmental aspects that relate to the activities and the processes at Veidekke Anläggning’s projects. From these aspects, the significant environmental aspects would be identified, in order to act upon them, and minimize the environmental risks as much as possible.

An environmental management system is mainly a combination of an environmental policy, environmental requirements, environmental goals, and an emergency response plan. So in order for the environmental goals to be set, an accurate identification of the aspects needs to occur before the process of building an environmental management system starts. Then proper solutions and recommendations will be provided in order to motivate the employees at Veidekke Anläggning Öst to increase their environmental awareness and to take responsibility for their actions.

All employees need to undergo a series of educational courses in order to, change their behaviour towards the environment, and to take environmental responsibility for thecompany. The basic foundation to start building an environmental management system is to provide the employees with the necessary environmental knowledge, and the motivation to do the best they can. The most important factor is the willingness of the top management to change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 48 p.
Trita-IM, ISSN 1402-7615 ; 2007:38
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32802OAI: diva2:411982
www.ima.kth.seAvailable from: 2011-05-02 Created: 2011-04-20 Last updated: 2011-05-02Bibliographically approved

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