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A list of definitions for terms used throughout ASEMS documentation
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Surroundings which a system or organisation affects, including air, water, land, natural resources, flora, fauna, and their interrelation with humans (third-parties).

Adapted BS EN ISO 14001
Environmental Aspect

An element of an organisation’s activities or products or services that interacts or can interact with the environment.

BS EN ISO 14001
Environmental Impact

Accepted change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from an

Adapted BS EN ISO 14001
Environmental Management Plan

A document that defines the strategy for addressing environmental protection and documents the Environmental Management System for a specific system.

Environmental Management System

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a formal, structured approach to managing the aspects of a sites activities, products or services that have, or could have an impact upon the environment.

JSP 418 Leaflet 1 Environmental Management Systems
Environmental Protection

Prevention of harm to the natural environment.

JSP 430 Part 1 Issue 4
Environmental Risk

Combination of the likelihood of harm to the environment and the severity of that harm.

Adapted Def Stan 00-56 Issue 6

The three types of exemption are as follows:

a. Derogation.  A relaxation of a legal requirement to allow the law be applied differently with caveats that are specified within the legislation itself, or not at all;

b.   Exemption.  Where legislation allows SofS to authorise an exemption from all, or part of that legislation.  Exemption is conditional on SofS granting a certificate, in writing;

c.   Dis-application.  Where specific legislation or a part thereof does not apply to the Military or Ministry of Defence and is expressly stated as such within the piece of legislation.

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