An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency. This course provides an overview of EMS and how the program can support environmental improvements at businesses, associations, the public, and state and federal agencies that are subject to environmental regulations.
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To some degree, all organizations consider environmental issues in their overall management processes. For some, it means dealing with a problem when an internal audit of compliance raises concern with environmental regulations. Alternatively, environmental considerations may take a commanding role in decision-making due to the organization’s policies. Each of these approaches can be considered the existing environmental management system for those organizations.
The content of this course draws from the EPA’s “Introduction to EMS 101” and other sources. It provides an overview of environmental management systems (EMS) and how EMS can support environmental improvements at facilities that are subject to environmental regulations. It also presents information regarding the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) involvement in supporting EMS efforts at facilities regulated under several environmental statutes.
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