Talk:Environment, health and safety
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what is environmental aspect and impact?
To answer your question, here is a citation from the book "Industrial Health, Safety and Environmental Management" by Constantin Stephan (page 53/54):
"Environmental aspects are inherent in a company’s activities, whereas environmental impacts are caused in the environment and reflect deterioration and pollution. [Comment: positive environmental impacts may also result from a company's interaction with the environment but are less frequent.] A specific environmental impact can be local or global and is the result of many companies’ activities, with different aspects usually contributing. A company can measure and quantify its environmental aspects, whereas environmental impacts are monitored by governmental agencies or NGOs.
|Environmental aspects||Associated environmental impacts|
|Emission of CO2 and CH4||Global warming|
|Emission of SOx and NOx||Acid rain, ground acidification|
|Emission of CFCs||Ozone depletion|
|Emission of VOCs||Summer smog|
|Nitrogen, phosphate in waste water||Water eutrophication|
|Risk of chemicals spillages||Ground and water pollution|
|Water and energy consumption||Resource depletion|