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En inledande miljöutredning, Sparbanken Öresund

Holmberg, Helena LU (2012) MVEK02 20122
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract
This thesis consists of an initial environmental investigation of the Sparbanken Öresund. The Bank currently has an environmental policy and ambitions from 2011 but no one has been responsible for implementation of them. In addition, upon my review of the policy and ambition list I found that there were neither measurable objectives nor procedures for how those objectives will be met, thereby creating impossibility for the Bank to control how the environmental work has operated throughout the business.

The Bank´s environmental aspects have been identified through interviews and discussions with employees, analysis of invoices and statistics as well as literature studies. With specific focus on the Bank´s core activities, ie. credit and... (More)
This thesis consists of an initial environmental investigation of the Sparbanken Öresund. The Bank currently has an environmental policy and ambitions from 2011 but no one has been responsible for implementation of them. In addition, upon my review of the policy and ambition list I found that there were neither measurable objectives nor procedures for how those objectives will be met, thereby creating impossibility for the Bank to control how the environmental work has operated throughout the business.

The Bank´s environmental aspects have been identified through interviews and discussions with employees, analysis of invoices and statistics as well as literature studies. With specific focus on the Bank´s core activities, ie. credit and cash flow, substantial numbers of environmental issues were identified. Environmental aspects related to office operations received a lesser degree of analysis. For example, this refers to energy and paper use, waste and transports. Any strengths and proposed measures have been presented for each environmental aspect.

A model for evaluation was developed for scaling issues in regards to significant environmental aspects.
The aim of this model was that it should be simple and easy for the Bank to apply this model in future work. Parameters for scaling each aspect were proportion, severeness, possibility to implement, legal and other requirements, economics and the Swedish environmental objectives. Ten significant aspects of high priority were identified, ie.; energy and paper use and credit grant.

The assignment was also to make a comparison of today's environmental efforts against the environmental management system ISO 14001, as the bank will eventually work towards a certification in the future. This thesis includes a review of all system elements of ISO 14001, but with its major focus on the section about environmental issues.

This initial environmental investigation showed that a great deal of environmental work remains in several areas for Sparbanken Öresund, before an ISO 14001 certification can be achieved. Two of the key elements in an initial approach is for the board of directors to show the rest of the employees a clear environmental commitment and to allocate the environmental committee resources both in terms of training, time and personnel. Thereafter predetermined steps of the plan should be implemented to reduce the environmental impact and costs of the significant environmental aspects of high priority, identified in this investigation. (Less)
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Holmberg, Helena LU
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MVEK02 20122
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Sparbanken Öresund, Initial environmental review, Environmental management system, Environmental aspect, Environmental impact, Evaluation model, ISO 14001.
language
Swedish
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3232291
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2012-12-06 16:20:38
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  abstract     = {This thesis consists of an initial environmental investigation of the Sparbanken Öresund. The Bank currently has an environmental policy and ambitions from 2011 but no one has been responsible for implementation of them. In addition, upon my review of the policy and ambition list I found that there were neither measurable objectives nor procedures for how those objectives will be met, thereby creating impossibility for the Bank to control how the environmental work has operated throughout the business.

The Bank´s environmental aspects have been identified through interviews and discussions with employees, analysis of invoices and statistics as well as literature studies. With specific focus on the Bank´s core activities, ie. credit and cash flow, substantial numbers of environmental issues were identified. Environmental aspects related to office operations received a lesser degree of analysis. For example, this refers to energy and paper use, waste and transports. Any strengths and proposed measures have been presented for each environmental aspect. 

A model for evaluation was developed for scaling issues in regards to significant environmental aspects.
The aim of this model was that it should be simple and easy for the Bank to apply this model in future work. Parameters for scaling each aspect were proportion, severeness, possibility to implement, legal and other requirements, economics and the Swedish environmental objectives. Ten significant aspects of high priority were identified, ie.; energy and paper use and credit grant.

The assignment was also to make a comparison of today's environmental efforts against the environmental management system ISO 14001, as the bank will eventually work towards a certification in the future. This thesis includes a review of all system elements of ISO 14001, but with its major focus on the section about environmental issues. 

This initial environmental investigation showed that a great deal of environmental work remains in several areas for Sparbanken Öresund, before an ISO 14001 certification can be achieved. Two of the key elements in an initial approach is for the board of directors to show the rest of the employees a clear environmental commitment and to allocate the environmental committee resources both in terms of training, time and personnel. Thereafter predetermined steps of the plan should be implemented to reduce the environmental impact and costs of the significant environmental aspects of high priority, identified in this investigation.},
  author       = {Holmberg, Helena},
  keyword      = {Sparbanken Öresund,Initial environmental review,Environmental management system,Environmental aspect,Environmental impact,Evaluation model,ISO 14001.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En inledande miljöutredning, Sparbanken Öresund},
  year         = {2012},
}