Contractor Environment Management System


C-EMS that includes each of the following components:

• Identifies the legal requirements that may apply to the scope of work associated with their onsite operations.


  • Clearly assigns roles and responsibilities for environmental compliance functions/tasks associated with the contract scope of work.
  • Complies with all laws, regulations, and permits applicable to the job.
  • Identifies implements and maintains any controls for legal requirements as appropriate. Controls may include documented standard operating procedures (SOPs), engineered controls, training, employee expertise, checklists, and preventive maintenance. At a minimum, these controls include a plan to address the following events that could occur as a result of the contracted operation and/or service provided:
  • Prevent, report, mitigate, and clean-up any spill -Manage wastes generated
  • Respond to an emergency
  • Ensures employees are trained and competent to perform their job in conformance with legal requirements. At a minimum this training addresses:
  • Contractor EMS
  • Management HSE Policy
  • Roles, responsibilities, and procedures associated with legal requirements -Incident reporting procedures Check
  • Verifies compliance with legal requirements and the C-EMS. This includes periodic compliance audits. Ensures that personnel performing these audits or other environmental performance self-assessments are objective.
  • Monitors performance against any environmental performance measure contained in the contract
  • Maintains records that demonstrate compliance with legal requirements, including but not limited to, training, preventive maintenance, waste management, environmental monitoring, and assurance reviews.

• Implements corrective actions identified from any reported environmental event, spot checks, compliance audits, and monitoring and measurement methods.
• Reports an environmental event associated with the Management.
A contractor may develop a C-EMS independently or may choose to consult with BP during the development process. Management will make tools available to selected contractors to assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of their C-EMS's.
Internal Communication

  • To ensure effective internal communication, you should:
  • Inform employees in advance about the EMS and encourage them to start thinking about the part they can play.
  • Keep employees updated throughout the process - by using an environmental notice board, internal emails or memos, meetings, your intranet, or team briefings.
  • Ask employees for their ideas -those doing a job every day often have ideas about h o w things can be done more efficiently.
  • Be open -provide both good and bad feedback.
  • make sure employees understand and see the value of EMS procedures through suitable training • set up frequent environmental management team meetings.