EMS Lite – Making an Environmental Management

This paper describes how the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines an Environmental Management System (EMS) as “a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency”. Various management systems are already in place in transit systems, whether they are designed to manage the maintenance needs for fleet vehicles, financial systems or records retention. EMS just happens to be a management system for environmental issues. While any organization that chooses to implement an EMS has to tailor their program to meet their needs, there are at least four core components that an EMS needs to be effective: (1) a commitment to sustained compliance with environmental regulations; (2) a commitment to pollution prevention efforts; (3) employee and community involvement to ensure a results-oriented EMS; and (4) a program based on continual improvement.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Pagination: 2p
  • Monograph Title: Bus and Paratransit Conference and International Bus Roadeo, 2007

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  • Accession Number: 01051641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594252
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2007 1:18PM