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Chapter 4. Organizational Capacity and Competency

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A well-implemented ESMS is ultimately about trained, committed people.  Senior management commitment is critical, but beyond that you need people throughout the company who take responsibility for the ESMS.  This does not mean that the ESMS becomes everyone’s full-time job.  You should scale the system to meet your company’s size and structure.  

Remember that there needs to be a progression from awareness to commitment to implementation. Think about this as you plan the relevant training.  For each training module, think about whether the goal is to raise awareness, gain commitment or give people the knowledge and skills they need to implement.

We present two tools related to this element: 

Think about ways to adapt these for your company.

 

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