The community, the neighborhood, the local authorities, may be relevant interested parties for an environmental management system. When an organization determines its environmental aspects and compliance obligations some may be related with these interested parties. So, implementing an environmental management system may be seen as a proactive action by an organization to be more environmentally responsible and transparent. For example, if an organization has relevant environmental aspects that impact the community, may have difficulties in expanding operations without a proactive and transparent communication with those neighbors.
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