Environmental Management Systems (EMS) have been widely implemented by organizations across various industries since late 1980s. The system comprises of policies, procedures, processes, and various documents and formats that are essential not only to attain governance within organizations but also establish a robust management system. In the last decade, the need to enhance environmental performance and achieve sustainability objectives has become a business imperative for organizations across the world. Organizations are mandated to comply with environmental requirements and regulations through contractual agreements between customers and their business partners. Globally, the ISO 14001:2015 standard in its current version is the most implemented environmental management system (EMS) across organizations. It is a framework based on ‘PDCA-Plan, Do, Check, Act’ cycle. Medical and healthcare organizations are varied in nature from hospitals, emergency care centers, clinics to humanitarian aid supply establishments. In this capstone paper, we will present a practical, real-world example of how an environmental management system (EMS) was implemented in a medical supply organization in the UAE. The organization caters to customers in humanitarian aid and relief domain by supplying a range of medical products in their projects, often in intricate and challenging geographic locations

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Master's Project

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Engineering Management (ME)


Amol Gore

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Muhammad Imran


RIT Dubai