The Environmental Protection Department (EPD)
commissioned a SME Study in 1999 and completed in 2001 (Click here
for the Executive Summary and click here for the Full Report) . The SME
Study concluded that majority of ISO 14001 certified companies are
large companies rather than SMEs, and about 83% of local SMEs have
no or little knowledge on EMS/ISO 14001 and did not perceive the
benefits of ISO 14001 EMS. As recommended in the 1999 SME Study,
electrical/electronic sector (from manufacturing industry), and
construction sector (from the service industry) were identified as
high priority sectors, which warrant support for EMS implementation.
The recommendations of the SME Study were further supported by the
recent global and local trend in ISO 14001 certification and the
current trend of supply chain pressure.
In view of the sustained need from the SMEs in the
electrical/electronic sector and the construction sector for the
support in implementation of EMS, it is therefore recommended to
compile environmental management information related to latest trend
in supply chain pressure and international environmental
requirements, and develop user-friendly generic ISO 14001 EMS
templates with sector-specific practical examples for the SMEs in
the two selected sector, to facilitate their adoption and
implementation of ISO 14001 EMS. And this website is the key vehicle
to disseminate the information to SMEs in electrical/electronic sector.
In this website you will find,
Although the above environmental
management information and practical tools will help you develop and
implement the ISO 14001 EMS for your company, it is desirable that
users should have some basic knowledge or training on environmental
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