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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Environmental Management System Guidance Manual (October 2004)

Environmental Management System Guidance Manual (October 2004)

The 2004 edition of the "Environmental Management Guidance Manual" was designed to assist small and medium sized businesses and other organizations in developing and implementing an environmental management system (EMS). An EMS is a systematic, dynamic program which incorporates environmental responsibilities and management into the day-to-day operations at a facility. This "plain English" manual is designed in a workbook style taking an organization step-by-step through an easy-to-follow process of developing and implementing an EMS. The manual contains a number of EMS documents and records along with blank forms and tables for your use. It is based, in part, on the Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) program requirements for EMS and the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 14001 EMS standard. This web site contains a complete version of the guidance manual and allows you to down load it by chapter in PDF format. A number of tables and forms are available in a Word format and are listed by number for each respective chapter. Hard copies of the manual may be purchased from Michigan DEQ for $10 each; an order form is available on this web site.


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

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October 2004

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