An Environmental Management Plan is a tool for figuring out, managing, and eliminating or reasonably minimising environmental risks that a company might cause from current or past operations.

Our Environmental Consultants can work with you and develop EMPs for your commercial, industrial and residential development projects.

We utilise automated workflows from on-site data collection through to reporting in the preparation of Environmental Management Plans.

This cost effective approach allows for effort to be more appropriately focussed on finding collaborative, fit for purpose solutions to managing environmental risks from current and historical business activities.

Automated Environmental is a member of The Australian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA); and The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (EIANZ).

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Our Process for Creating Your EMP

Our process allows for the preparation of an EMP that is more usable in ongoing routine business operation and not cost prohibitive for smaller businesses or businesses with a portfolio of sites.

It also allows for easy and fast periodic review and update of EMPs to assist with continual improvement and ongoing changes to relevant legislation, regulatory guidelines and industry best practices.

Our typical process in completing an EMP is to undertake a desktop and site-based review of business operations followed by generation of an EMP document.

  • The desktop element incorporates elements like relevant legislative requirements and regional site environmental settings into the process.
  • The site-based inspection allows us for collaborative discussion with business owners and staff for greater understanding of site-specific risks. This ultimately leads to better fit for purpose controls for hazards and supports preparation of a ‘live’ EMP document which can be used alongside existing systems, policies and procedures.


Under the Environment Protection Act 2017 and subordinate legislation, all Victorians have a General Environmental Duty (GED).

The GED makes it clear that businesses are responsible for identifying and reducing risks to human health and the environment. It states that you must manage your activities to reduce the risk of harm:

  • to human health and the environment; and
  • from pollution or waste.

Victorian businesses that undertake activities that create risks of harm to human health and the environment from pollution or waste must minimise those risks by putting in place controls.

An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is a documented approach to ensure that the environmental risks associated with a business’s current or historical activities are identified and then eliminated or minimised in accordance with the GED.

Typically, an EMP will include the following aspects of a business or organisation:

  • environmental policies and objectives;
  • site activities that may impact human health and the environment;
  • site setting (including residual contamination);
  • management measures;
  • monitoring programs; and
  • associated review processes.
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An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) outlines strategies for preventing, controlling, and mitigating potential risks to human health and the environment arising from a business's operations, ensuring compliance with GED.

Environmental objectives, targets, and performance indicators for the business are frequently included in an EMP. It also examines environmental laws and guidelines that are important to the organisation's activities.

The document also includes information on the organisation's monitoring, reporting, and auditing mechanisms that are in place to make sure environmental requirements are being met.

Our efficient, effective EMPs are customized to a business's particular requirements and the specifics of its operations. They include a philosophy of continual improvement and are a "live" document that is easily usable by employees of the business.

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