Antarctica New Zealand's Environmental Management System
To assist us in meeting our policy standards and to support all our activities being undertaken in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner, we have developed and implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS).
The purpose of the organisation’s EMS is: to undertake all our activities in a sustainable manner.
The EMS applies to all activities undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand, in both Christchurch and Antarctica, and to all staff, contractors, visitors and event personnel operating in the Antarctic environment.
The core of Antarctica New Zealand's Environmental Management System is designed around the requirements of the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2004). The system is supported by six component areas (Figure 1.), each of which support the system and target the specific provisions of the Antarctic Treaty System instruments, as well as ISO 50001 (Energy Management System).
Figure 1. Overview of the Antarctica New Zealand Environmental Management System