plan. Introduction to Environmental Management Systems (EMS). act. do. check. Presented by Faith Leavitt Global Environment & Technology Foundation July 2002. You Want Answers……. What is an EMS? Why do I need one? Benefits/barriers? OK, I want one, now what?
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Define the Environmental Footprint
Standard Operating Procedures
Roles & Responsibilities
Objectives and Targets
Loss of Control
“An EMS makes you think differently - ‘out of the box.’ It forces you to look at things you’ve been looking at for years in a new way, to formalize and rationalize your decisions. It creates a different, more dynamic organizational culture. There’s actually a heightened level of interest, even excitement that is generated.”
Better Compliance, Performance,xP2, Stewardship
Real Progress in Minimizing Our Environmental Impacts
Identify Priority Impacts
Action Plans for
Achieving Os & Ts
We’ll make it
by April 2003
Obj: Reduce Energy Use by 20%
Target: Maintenance by 10% & Offices by 20%
we get there?