Organisations across the board are becoming increasingly focussed on achieving and demonstrating sound environmental performance. To this end, companies must look at controlling the impact of their activities, products or services on the environment and take into account their environmental policy and objectives. An Environmental Management System (EMS) is part of an overall management system that includes organisational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining the Environmental Management Plan (EMP). The ISO 14001 standard forms an important part of an organisation’s environmental management system and is the international specification for an EMS.

The EMS is put in place to assist the organisation to minimise the negative effects of the organisation on the environment and to comply with the applicable laws and regulations. GCS staff are trained in the ISO 14001 standard to ensure that they are equipped to give an organisation the best advice in terms of its EMS. GCS has the skills available to assess the organisation’s operations and identify and/or assess the relevant environmental aspects and impacts of the operation. Workshops are held with the client to assess the main focus areas. In order to identify the required corrective measures for the aspects and impacts, the necessary environmental objectives will be determined together with the client and goal specific targets will be set. The objectives and targets are presented in an action plan, which serves as a practical implementation programme. In addition, GCS has the expertise to advise the organisation on its environmental policy and the environmental legislation pertaining to its specific operation.


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2013Anglo American Thermal CoalCBM Performance AssessmentLephalale CBM 5 Spot
2013Yakani ResourcesPerformance Assessment ReviewErmelo
2013Kalagadi Manganese (Pty) LtdEnvironmental Performance AssessmentHotazel
2013Barberry GroupTalana Siding Environmental Management ProgrammeDundee Forbes Coalfields Site
2013Modikwa Platinum MinesEMP Performance Assessment and Rehab CalculationModikwa Mine
2013Assmang LimitedPerformance Assessment and Closure CostKhumani Iron Ore Mine
2013Tendele (Pty) LtdSomkhele 2012 Year end EMP Performance AssessmentSomkhele
2013Northam PlatinumNortham Platinum Performance Assessments (NEMA, MPRDA, NWA)Booysendal, Contractors Camp
2012Northam PlatinumAnnual Performance AssessmentBooysendal Mine
2012SamQuarz Silica MinePerformance AssessmentSamQuarz Silica Mine – Delmas
2012Assmang LimitedPerformance Assessment and Closure CostBeeshoek Iron Ore Mine
2012Assmang LimitedPerformance Assessment and Closure CostKhumani Iron Ore Mine
2011Anglo Coal Operations LimitedAnnual Performance Assessment ReportLephalale Coalbed Methane Project
2011Northam PlatinumAnnual Performance AssessmentBooysendal Mine
2011Total Coal SA (Pty) LtdPerformance Assessments & Financial ProvisionEloff Prospecting Area
2011Assmang Limited2011 - 2012 Performance AssessmentsKhumani Iron Ore Mine
2011Buffelsfontein Gold Mines Limited2011 EMP Performance AssessmentTau Lekoa
2011Total Coal SA (Pty) LtdDorstfontein No 2 Seam Mine Performance AssessmentDorstfontein
2011Total Coal SA (Pty) LtdDorstfontein East Mine & Railway Loop Performance AssessmentDorstfontein
2011Total Coal SA (Pty) LtdTumelo Performance AssessmentTumelo Mine
2010Northam PlatinumEMS Checklist CompilationBooysensdal
2010Anglo-American CoalPerformance assessment reviewWaterberg Coalbed Methane Project


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