This may seem like a silly question to some, but I am struggling with setting our organizations objectives and target. When setting an objective/target, does it mean that you must improve the EMS program for which you are setting the objective/target. Can a objective/target be to only maintain a program? For example, my objective/target for the coming year is to recycle as much paper as last year (no improvement). For some reason when I think objectives/targets, it means that I will improve some process, but from reading the standard it does not mention improving, only that you have objectives/targets.