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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Second Edition Environmental Management Systems: An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-sized Organizations

Title:
Second Edition Environmental Management Systems: An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-sized Organizations

Abstract:
The first edition of this Guide was published in November 1996. Like its predecessor, this second edition is designed to explain environmental management system (EMS) concepts and to support and facilitate the development of EMS among small and medium-sized organizations. In this edition, the authors have provided additional information on certain EMS elements that many organizations have found to be particularly challenging – including environmental aspects, communications and operational controls, among others. Sections 3 through 5 have been reconfigured into a new "Ready-Set-Go" format. The new Section 5 (GO!) has been added to provide a "roadmap" or logical sequence for implementing the key elements of an EMS. In addition, pollution prevention success stories and examples of EMS implementation practices from public sector and service based-organizations have been added to help demonstrate the value of EMS. Copyright NSF 2001. (PDF Format; Length: 201 pages)

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/owm/iso14001/ems2001final.pdf

Source:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Type:
Manual/handbook/curriculum

Date of Publication:
2001

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