Environmental management systems - notification of requirement

Date published: 25 June 2015

In February 2014 construction industry stakeholders were informed of new requirements relating to Environmental Management Systems (EMS). 

Read the full notification about the new requirements below, including answers to common queries about Environment Management Systems.


All construction works contracts procured by a Centre of Procurement Expertise (CoPE) include a requirement that all main contractors seeking to tender shall have and maintain an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified by a third party.

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