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A list of definitions for terms used throughout ASEMS documentation
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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.

Environmentally Sound

Valid reasoning and good judgement has been applied to proactively improve environmental performance. 

S&EP Leaflet 18/2023
Environmental Risk

An uncertain future event, either arising from an environmental aspect of Defence activity or a change to the environment that could affect the Departments ability to achieve its objectives. 

Def Stan 00-051 Issue 2
Environmental Protection

Prevention of harm to the natural environment.

JSP 430 Part 1 Issue 4
Environmental Performance

A measurable result associated with environmental aspect.

ISO 14001
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 Management Plan

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

Environmental Impact

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

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

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
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