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Environmental Management Systems : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

No current federal laws or regulations require the implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS)

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International Organization of Standards (ISO) 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems—Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 50001:2011, Energy Management System—Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems—Requirements

Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001, International occupational health and safety management system specification

ISO 31000:2009, Principles and generic guidelines on risk management

ISO 26000:2010, Guidance for Social Responsibility

ISO 23601:2009, Safety identification—Escape and evacuation plan signs

ISO 19011:2002, Guidelines for Quality and Environmental Management Systems Auditing

ISO/International Electrotechnical Commissions (IEC) 27001:2005: Information Security Management Systems—Requirements

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), December 15, 2005, Position Statement on EMSs (updated Position Statement on EMSs, Federal Register notice, February 2, 2006)

Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management (January 24, 2007, President George W. Bush)

EO 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance (October 8, 2009, President Barack Obama)

Regulatory Agencies

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) formerly ANSI-RAB National Accreditation Program (ANSI-RAB NAP)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Strategic Environmental Management (OSEM) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)

Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship and Compliance Assistance ...


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