Environmental Management Systems (EMS) need to be maintained in order to recognize a return on investment from your environmental, health, and safety programs. Since 1980, our programs have encouraged our clients to be proactive rather than reactive:
Recognize that federal, state, and local environmental regulations are minimum requirements and the time is right for management to go "beyond compliance."
In addition to "keeping up" with regulatory requirements, you need to "keep up" with your competition.
Are you considering the requirements of the ISO 14001 international environmental standard?
Do you discuss worker safety and health in the corporate boardroom?
Is your environmental, health, and safety management program centralized (i.e., corporate management oversight) or decentralized? Which one is right for you...?
Are your EMS personnel involved in the planning stage of any new project?
Do you have environmental, health, and safety resources (internal and external) available locally?
Do you interact with your local community (i.e., outside the plant) on issues relating to environmental issues?