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  • RAISING THE BIOSOLIDS BAR: DEVELOPING AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    A California sanitation district’s journey through the process of establishing an EMS for biosolids provides valuable insights, especially for agencies battling public acceptance challenges. THE Orange County, California Sanitation District (District) provides wastewater treatment service for more than 2.2 million people. The facility treats approximately 250 million gallons/day of wastewater and ...


  • RC-14001: The Chemical Industry`s New Environmental Management System

    Responsible Care®-14001 (RC®-14001) gives chemical companies a powerful new tool to improve their environmental performance. Formally adopted in 2002, this environmental management system (EMS), was created jointly by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB). RC®-14001 lets companies become certified simultaneously by RAB-accredited registrars to both the ...


    By AECOM

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. Why is this important? If you ask these companies, you will generally hear this reason Risk management The liabilities resulting from noncompliance with environmental regulations can be severe, and include both monetary penalties and personal ...


    By ERS Global

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Untitled Document Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. ...


    By ERS Global

  • Get ready for ISO 14000 with Environmental Mananagement System Software (PDF)

    With the release of five ISO 14000 voluntary international standards for environmental management systems (EMS) in the fall of 1996, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Geneva, Switzerland provided the world with a common approach to environmental management. These standards are intended to increase confidence among stakeholders that organizations around the world have an ...


  • EHS Strategy & Management Quarterly

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  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


  • ALE - Integrated Management - Case Study

    ALE is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting and transport services for heavy, indivisible loads. Its services include lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking and weighing. Formed in 1983 and headquartered at Hixon, Staffordshire, ALE has expanded internationally and now has more than 30 offices worldwide. An ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Introducing LSPECS – Web-Based Integrated Field Program Management

    LSPECS is web-based software designed to simplify management of environmental field sampling programs. LSPECS represents a step-change in field sampling program communication and administration at all stages: Design & schedule sampling plans individually, or as part of a wider program Create a program team with variable permissions to ...

  • Alcoa`s flagship facility automates task management to simplify ISO 14001 compliance

    In 2007, Alcoa Inc. – the world's leading aluminum manufacturer – selected ESS' Essential Suite software to serve as its unified platform for EH&S sustainability management throughout the company's global operations. That decision was based in part on the company's 2006 success using one module, Essential Air, to save over US$100,000 on Title V compliance at its Tennessee Operations Location, ...


    By IHS

  • Supporting a global audit program - how the convergence business model provides consistent quality audits and business value case study

    Client: Fortune 500 US Global Company Sector: Pharmaceuticals Services: Environmental, health and safety (EHS) auditing for compliance to laws, regulations, company policies, and best practices; EHS Management Systems Additional Specialty Focus Areas: Process Safety; Radiation Safety; Registration, Evaluation, ...


    By convergence consulting LLC

  • Training case studies - Encore Envelopes Ltd

    Encore Envelopes recently received certification to ISO14001:2004 in April 2009 in addition to ISO9001:2000. It was quickly identified that specific training was required in order to develop and maintain the certification. SEQM were recommended through the IEMA website and from my first enquiry staff have been nothing but helpful, courteous and extremely accommodating. Through an initial meeting ...


    By SEQM Ltd.

  • The ISO 14000 Family of Standards - Frequently Asked Questions

    What is ISO 14000? Developed by ISO Technical Committee 207, which has as its scope of work “standardization in the field of environmental management tools and systems”, ISO 14000 is a series of international, voluntary environmental management standards, guides and technical reports. There are presently 14 standards, 2 technical reports (TRs) and a guide published in the 14000 series, with 3 ...


  • EPA enforcement can be costly for organizations that do not track refrigerant gases

    The EPA penalty aspect of the U.S. Clean Air Act is managed by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. The agency is diligently enforcing requirements to reduce harmful gas emissions. The law allows auditors and inspectors to conduct on-site inspections and request a facility's records regarding their regulation of gases. Without providing proper documentation, or supplying incomplete ...


    By Verisae

  • The US EPA`s FY 2008 Performance and Accountability Report

    PURPOSE OF THE REPORT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s FY 2008 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) describes the Agency’s many accomplishments and challenges in both program performance and overall management. Specifically, the Performance and Accountability Report presents results in meeting the 219 performance measures established in the FY 2008 Annual Performance Plan and ...

  • Support for the development of professional standards increases as the Environment Sector expands

    With recent events such as the BP oil spill, professionals and employers worldwide are becoming wary of the potential risks they run when dealing with our fragile environment. Industry personnel have become acutely aware of the need for specific competencies, skills, and training within the workforce of the environmental sector. But in a sector where the range of specializations is vast, ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Barriers and Motivators to the Adoption of Cleaner Production Practices

     Executive Summary This report was commissioned by Environment Australia to identify the barriers and motivators and drivers to the adoption of cleaner production by industry, and subsequently, to recommend a cleaner production policy strategy. In particular, the report makes specific references to the needs of small business, the potential for sector specific approaches and the role of ...


  • EPA enforcement of the ozone depleting substance (ODS) regulations

    Is Your Organization Flirting With EPA Compliance Risk? The EPA Enforcement Office will issue fines for undocumented refrigerant gas usage as it relates to ozone depleting substances. Do you know how to mitigate this compliance risk? The phase-out program of refrigerant gas is now in full swing and facilities that use equipment requiring the use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are at risk for ...


    By Verisae

  • The New ISO 14001:2004 Standard

    Untitled Document On November 15, 2004, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the new environmental management ...


    By AECOM

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