UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH DEPARTMENT OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Session Term 2016/2017 1 Course Title Environmental Industrial Management Level 6 Tutor Kostis Evaggelinos Assessment Assignment Aims The aim of this assignment is to familiarise students with the issues associated with the implementation of an environmental management system. Learning Outcomes On completion of this assignment, you will â€“ ï‚· Understand the principles behind environmental management systems ï‚· Recognise the importance of effective implementation of an environmental management system ï‚· Be familiar with all of the stages associated with the development and implementation of an environmental management system ï‚· Appreciate the benefit to an organisation of developing and implementing an environmental management system. Brief While Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001 and EMAS) have been advocated by policy makers and consultants on the basis of a number of benefits associated with their implementation, many companies are reluctant to implement them. Using a range of sources to support your argument, discuss this statement. Integrate in your analysis at least 3 refereed journal articles1. 1 Refereed journal articles are articles published after they have been reviewed by other scientists, knowledgeable in the field of inquiry, to determine whether the studies they describe are of reasonable quality and the conclusions reported are supported by the evidence. ReputableGeneral Instruction The work is to be word-processed and appropriately referenced using the Harvard system of referencing. The length must not exceed 2000 words, excluding appendices, bibliography, etc. A word count must be included. All assignments must be submitted electronically using the Turnitin plagiarism service through Moodle (even where a hard copy is required by your local centre). In the correct Moodle course, click on the Assignment folder; Assignment Submission; identify and click the correct assignment link and then follow the instructions. There are a number of centres offering this programme so you must ensure you submit in the correct folder or your assignment may not be marked. You may also be required to submit a hard copy to your local centre. Your local centre will tell you whether or not a hard copy is required to be submitted. Assignments will not be marked unless they are submitted electronically. Assessment This coursework accounts for 50% of the course marks. It will be assessed on the basis of: 1. Content 45% 2. Critical evaluation 25% 3. Structure and presentation 15% 4. Referencing 15% Submission Submission date:- This assignment will normally be submitted 6 weeks after the study school but check online or with your Centre for exact dates. Work submitted late will not be marked unless a formal extension of time has been granted. scientific journals use a process of peer review before accepting a paper for publication. You can access such articles through the University of Greenwich Library Databases and Electronic Information ResourcesPlagiarism and Copying It is not acceptable to copy other student’s coursework or material directly from your sources of information. This is plagiarism. If you copy material it will be highlighted by the Turnitin system that is used for on-line submissions. The copied content will not be marked and you may be referred to the Plagiarism Panel and will be awarded a zero mark. Your final mark transcript will also show that you have been penalised for submitting plagiarised material. We will ignore small matches associated with common phrases and terms and will ignore matches highlighted in your reference list when considering whether or not your work is plagiarised. As a general rule you should aim to get your similarity index into the “green” zone on Turnitin. If you are in the “amber” zone you will need to look very carefully at your work to see what you can put into your own words to reduce your score. High amber scores may be referred to the plagiarism panel and will certainly mean that a significant part of your work will not be considered in the marking. If you are in the “red” zone you will be referred to the plagiarism panel. We strongly advise you to submit a final draft through Turnitin well before the cut-off date to check your similarity index. Please remember that you are only allowed to submit one draft version of your coursework every day so leave yourself plenty of time to revise and resubmit your final version of the coursework.