Based on your organization’s strategic orientation, environmental policy and environmental assessment (aspects & impacts, risks & opportunities; compliance obligations) your organization can determine its environmental objectives and targets.
Each objective and target represent an improvement challenge. To win that challenge your organization has to change something in the way it works presently. Today’s performance is a natural outcome of today’s way of working. If the organization wants to improve performance in a sustainable way it has to change something.
Does the organization know what are the causes of present performance?
Does the organization know what are the actions needed to improve performance?
Until the answer is yes to both questions the organization should perform an investigation on root-cause analysis and/or alternative actions.
As soon as your organization knows what should be done to meet the objecti ve and target it can develop an action plan:
* What activities should be done;
* By whom;
* Until when;
* With what resources; and
* With what monitorization.