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Action Plan for Promoting the Use of Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Abstract: EPA has developed an action plan regarding its commitment to increase efforts to promote the use of environmental management systems (EMS).
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/p2/pubs/ems/

An Empirical Study of the Impact of ISO 14001 Registration on Emissions Performance [PDF]
Abstract: Results of early research addressing how ISO 14001 influences emissions reduction. 70 facilities in electronics industry used as study group, TRI data used as measure of environmental performance.
Source: University of Oregon Department of Management
URL: http://lcb.uoregon.edu/app_themes/content/docs/csbp/russo_20
07.pdf

An Organizational Guide to Pollution Prevention [PDF]
Abstract: This guide provides information to help organizations get P2 programs started or to re-evaluate existing P2 programs. It presents an alternative method for working on P2 projects and four approaches to implementing a P2 program in an organization.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.p2ric.org/CachedPages/printguid.pdf

Aspects Evaluation [PDF]
Abstract: Draft method for determining which of your environmental aspects are significant, based on DfE priorities and other criteria.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/iems/tools/asp_eval.pdf

Business Benefits of ISO 14000
Abstract: Simple and effective article about using EMS principles
Source: ISO Support Group
URL: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/i
so14000.htm

Demystifying Environmental Management Systems
Abstract: Explanation of a printing company's experience implementing an EMS.
Source: International Environmental Systems Update
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/jeffa.cfm

DfE Policy Commitments [PDF]
Abstract: Draft guidance for including DfE commitments in your environmental policy.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/iems/tools/policy.pdf

EMS Self-Assessment Checklist [PDF]
Abstract: Guides for implementing an EMS.
Source:
URL: http://www.gemi.org/resources/ISO_111.pdf

EMSs, Environmental Performance, and Compliance
Abstract: A statement that considers the relation of comprehensive environmental management systems (EMSs) to improved environmental performance and regulatory compliance as perceived by MSWG participants.
Source: Newmoa.org
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/webconferences/emsweb/Minic
ucci.ppt

Environmental Management System (EMS) Alternative to Pollution Prevention Planning, Pub. #97-401 [PDF]
Abstract: Describes how to use an EMS to meet requirements of a P2 Plan.
Source: Washington Department of Ecology
URL: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/97401.pdf

Helping Industry Improve its Environmental Performance
Abstract: This guidance document for environmental management systems aims at helping business move beyond compliance with government regulations, as the head of CEC's Law and Policy program reports.
Source: North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
URL: http://www.cec.org/trio/stories/index.cfm?varlan=english&ed=
1&ID=7

Improving Environmental Performance and Compliance: 10 Elements of Effective Environmental Management Systems [PDF]
Abstract: Nine page guidance document describes elements of an EMS and indicates consensus among Mexico, Canada, and US groups.
Source: North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/incentives/
ems/cecguidedoc.pdf

ISO 14000 Advancing Globally
Abstract: Presents a chronological overview of ISO 14000 coming to fruition.
Source: Bullteck Ltd.
URL: http://www.bulltek.com/English_Site/ISO_14000%20Introduction
_English/ISO_14000_Advancing/iso_14000_advancing.html

ISO 14001: A Discussion of Implications For Pollution Prevention
Abstract: This white paper from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable is an introduction to the debate over ISO 14001. It describes the benefits of the standard and outlines the disadvantages that may limit its effectiveness in improving corporate environmental performance.
Source: National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
URL: http://www.greenbiz.com/resources/resource/iso-14001-a-discu
ssion-implications-for-pollution-prevention

Lockheed Martin Corporation's Perspective on EMSs and ISO 14001
Abstract: Presentation indicates potential of a recently completed EMS implementation. Chapter is not searched on this hub, but search of chapter and book available at site.
Source: Federal Facilities Council
URL: http://books.nap.edu/books/0309064422/html/32.html

Mexico: The Guadalajara Environmental Management Pilot [PDF]
Abstract: Description of a project involving large companies and their Sme suppliers in EMS development
Source: World Bank
URL: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPRRS/Resources/WPS1807
1.pdf

Pollution Prevention: The Cost-Effective Approach to ISO 14001 Compliance
Abstract: Describes specifically how to weave P2 into an EMS in the latter half of the document.
Source: Irwin Professional Publishing
URL: http://www.zerowastenetwork.org/hub/p2rx-mod/index.cfm?page=
subsection&hub_id=9&subsec_id=4

Process Mapping: A Methodology for Aspects Identification [PDF]
Abstract: A draft explanation of a comprehensive method for identifying the environmental aspects of your company's activities.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/iems/tools/process.pdf

Resource Review: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives
Abstract: Book review points to statistics and lack thereof regarding SMEs and EMS
Source: Corporate Environmental Strategy
URL: http://tinyurl.com/afnpe6u

Review of Environmental Risk Managment at Banking Institutions and Potential Relevance of ISO 14000 [PDF]
Abstract: Conclusions of a roundtable with bankers and US EPA on opportunities to use of ISO 14001 information in financial services
Source: Research Triangle Institute
URL: http://www.epa.gov/p2/pubs/iso14000.pdf

Selection and Use of the ISO 9000:2000 family of standards
Abstract: Technical article about achieving joint registration to both standards
Source: ISO Support Group
URL: http://www.iso.org/iso/home.html

Successful Practices of Environmental Management Systems in Small and Medium-Size Enterprises [PDF]
Abstract: This report examines the use of environmental management systems (EMSs) in small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Canada, Mexico and the United States. In doing so, it provides a North American perspective on successful practices and some of the issues faced by SMEs in developing and implementing these systems. It also offers some suggestions for continued cooperation between the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States on promoting EMSs.
Source: Commission for Environmental Cooperation
URL: http://www.cec.org/files/PDF/ECONOMY/EMS-Report_en.pdf

The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme: A New Opportunity for Financial Institutions [PDF]
Abstract: 17 page document describes EMAS basics, costs and benefits.
Source: European Commission
URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/emas/pdf/finbroch/finb
roch_en.pdf

The National Database on Environmental Management Systems (NDEMS): Data Management and Research Program [PDF]
Abstract: 16 page paper describes the need for and utility of the NDEMS
Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/24/23302.pdf

Third-Party Auditing of Environmental Management Systems: U.S. Registration Practices for ISO 14001 [PDF]
Abstract: Comprehensive report on auditor qualification and registration and EMS auditing procedures with recommendations
Source: National Academy of Public Administration
URL: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/pollprev/Iso14001/NA
PA.pdf

Using Design for the Environment Concepts in Your EMS
Abstract: Illustrates the benefits of using an EMS based on DfE concepts with real world examples from the Acushnet Rubber Company in Massachusetts.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/iems/bulletins/bullet01
/index.html


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Multi-State Working Group Events
Abstract: Calendar of events for the MSWG
Source: Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Systems
URL:


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A Simple Guide to Set Up an Environmental Management System: Appoint a Green Manager
Abstract: First module provides suggestions justifying the position, who should fill it, and hints for getting started.
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
URL: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/how_help/tools_ems/ems_2.h
tml

A Simple Guide to Set Up an Environmental Management System: Carry Out An Initial Environmental Audit
Abstract: Third module describes objectives, benefits, and stages of an environmental audit.
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
URL: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/how_help/tools_ems/ems_4.h
tml

A Simple Guide to Set Up an Environmental Management System: Define an Environmental Policy
Abstract: Fourth module describes need for an environmental policy and several examples.
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
URL: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/how_help/tools_ems/ems_5.h
tml

A Simple Guide to Set Up an Environmental Management System: Establish Environmental Objectives and Targets
Abstract: Fifth module describes objectives, targets, their importance and gives examples.
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
URL: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/how_help/tools_ems/ems_6.h
tml

A Simple Guide to Set Up an Environmental Management System: Formulate and Implement Environmental Programmes
Abstract: Sixth module describes environmental programmes, or those projects & activities to be performed by green teams.
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
URL: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/how_help/tools_ems/ems_7.h
tml

A Simple Guide to Set Up an Environmental Management System: Preface
Abstract: Overview provides a process chart of the simple guide to set up an EMS.
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
URL: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/how_help/tools_ems/ems_1.h
tml

A Simple Guide to Set Up an Environmental Management System: Set Up A Green Management Committee
Abstract: Second module provides suggestions justifying the team, and its relationship organizationally
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
URL: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/how_help/tools_ems/ems_3.h
tml

A Strategic Approach to ISO 14001
Abstract: Discusses the challenge of responding to the new ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard.
Source: Cleaner Production International LLC
URL: http://www.cleanerproduction.com/Pubs/pubs/ISO14-P2Article.h
tml

Environmental Management Systems: Creating an EMS
Abstract: Overview of the process of EMS creation highlights planning, action plan implementation, monitoring, and improvement.
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/Creating/creating
.htm

Environmental Management Systems: Implementing the Action Plan
Abstract: Implementation includes subsections on Training Staff, Communicating EMS Information, Setting a Budget
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/Implementing/impl
ementing.htm

Environmental Management Systems: Improving Results
Abstract: Improvement includes subsections on Creating and Implementing a New Action Plan and Writing an Environmental Policy
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/Improving/improvi
ng.htm

Environmental Management Systems: Monitoring Progress
Abstract: Monitoring includes subsections on Formulating a Measurement System, Assessing the EMS, Benchmark Technique, Assessment Procedures
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/Monitoring/monito
ring.htm

Environmental Management Systems: Planning an EMS
Abstract: Planning includes subsections on Selecting an Environmental Task Group, Prioritizing Projects, Creating an Action Plan and an Action Team, Prevention and Emergency Preparedness Plan.
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/Planning/planning
.htm

Environmental Management Systems: Success Stories
Abstract: Cryptic examples of businesses that profited from an EMS
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/Stories/stories.h
tm

IEMS Implementation Guide: Blank Worksheets [PDF]
Abstract: Appendix H holds blank worksheets that correlate to those used in each module of the guide.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/apph.pdf

IEMS Implementation Guide: Building Organizational Support [PDF]
Abstract: Module 8 corresponds to "Implementation" and "Evaluation" components of ISO 14001. Describes how to develop documentation and improve stakeholder interest.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/mod8-re
v.pdf

IEMS Implementation Guide: Developing Operational Controls [PDF]
Abstract: Module 6 corresponds to "Implementation" component of ISO 14001. Well described procedures, along with measures and prescriptive corrective action are explained.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/mod6-rev.pdf

IEMS Implementation Guide: Establishing Continuing Improvement [PDF]
Abstract: Module 9 corresponds to "Review" component of ISO 14001. Describes how to use documented improvements to ensure continuous improvement."
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/mod9-rev.pdf

IEMS Implementation Guide: Implementing Your IEMS [PDF]
Abstract: Module 7 corresponds to "Implementation" component of ISO 14001. Describes the management system development process and setting up projects to meet objectives.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/mod7-rev.pdf

IEMS Implementation Guide: Setting Targets and Measuring Success [PDF]
Abstract: Module 5 corresponds to "Implementation" and "Evaluation" components of ISO 14001. Discusses ways to set goals and provide useful measurement.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/module5-rev.pdf

IEMS Implementation Guide: Creating an Environmental Policy [PDF]
Abstract: Module 2 corresponds to "Commitment and Policy" component of ISO 14001. Provides a review of current company environmental management. Includes examples of policy statements.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/module2
-rev.pdf

IEMS Implementation Guide: Determining Significant Environmental Aspects and Setting Objectives [PDF]
Abstract: Module 3 corresponds to "Planning" component of ISO 14001. Provides a method for estimating environmental risk and prioritizing environmental aspects.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/module3-rev.pdf

IEMS Implementation Guide: Evaluating Alternatives [PDF]
Abstract: Module 4 corresponds to "Implementation" component of ISO 14001. Discusses several approaches to alternatives, including the importance of pollution prevention.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/module4-rev.pdf

IEMS Implementation Guide: Introduction [PDF]
Abstract: Includes table of contents, waste reduction hierarchy, an overview of the IEMS process, and a road map between IEMS and ISO 14001
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/intro-rev.pdf

IEMS: A Company Manual Template for Small Business [PDF]
Abstract: Downloadable version of an example EMS manual for "Smith Company". Other, editable versions exist.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_template/template.pdf

National Database on Environmental Management Systems: Executive Summary [PDF]
Abstract: This document provides a compendium of research papers and publications that have been produced from the National Database on Environmental Management Systems (NDEMS) as of March 2001.
Source: National Database on Environmental Management Systems
URL: http://ndems.cas.unc.edu/document/consortiumexecsum.pdf

Surviving Supply Chain Integration: Strategies for Small Manufacturers - Introduction
Abstract: This book on supply chain integration looks at this crucial component of business at a time when product design, manufacture, and delivery are changing radically and globally.
Source: Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design
URL: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309068789&page=13


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About MSWG
Abstract: Overview of the multi-state working group (MSWG) purpose and activities.
Source: Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Systems
URL: http://www.mswg.org

Baldridge National Quality Program: Criteria for Performance Excellence
Abstract: Short description and link to PDF file of criteria of management system whose concepts have been integrated with some EMS models
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
URL: http://www.quality.nist.gov/Business_Criteria.htm

Business & Corporate Social Responsibility
Abstract: Description of the resource, "Environmental Management System Training Resource Kit," now available in 15 languages.
Source: United Nations Environmental Programme
URL: http://www.unepie.org/outreach/business/ems.htm

Business Charter for Sustainable Development
Abstract: Principles for establishing actions in an EMS; highly-regarded international standard
Source: International Chamber of Commerce
URL: http://www.greenseal.org/FindGreenSealProductsAndServices.as
px

DfE and Gap Analysis [PDF]
Abstract: A series of questions to help you incorporate DfE into your gap analysis.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/iems/tools/gap.pdf

EMAS and ISO/EN ISO 14001: Differences and Complementarities [PDF]
Abstract: 2 page sheet posits that EMAS has more rigorous elements; includes good chart showing the implementation process for both.
Source: European Commission
URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/emas/pdf/factsheet/fs_
iso_en.pdf

EMAS FAQ: What are the different steps to implementing EMAS?
Abstract: Describes basic components of EMAS EMS.
Source: European Commission
URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/emas/tools/faq_en.htm#
implementing

EMAS Frequently Asked Questions
Abstract: Basic information about EMAS in simple format
Source: European Commission
URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/emas/tools/faq_en.htm

EMS & ISO 14000 FAQ
Abstract: Frequently asked questions about environmental management systems (EMS) and the ISO 14000 standard.
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/iso/emsisofaq.asp

EMS Can Improve Economic and Environmental Performance
Abstract: Promotional piece describes EMS basics and potential benefits
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/text/00067a.htm

Environmental Management Systems : Paper Tiger or Powerful tool [PDF]
Abstract: Good overview of EMS basics by a Swedish networking organization has links to supporting articles
Source: Swedish Institute for Production Engineering Research
URL: http://www.swerea.se/Global/Swerea%20IVF/Dokument/skr00828.p
df

Environmental Management Systems: Questionnaire for Establishing Priorities for Objectives and Targets
Abstract: Multiple questionnaires appear to be an on-line tool, but are not interactive. Even so, they provide a good list of queries to consider when establishing priorities and an action plan.
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/sustainability.nsf/Content/EMS-Ch8

Environmental Management Systems: Sample Forms
Abstract: Several forms and model language that can be used ot develop Action Plan, Emergency Plan, Process Identification Plan, Environmental Policy, Prevention Plan, Training Plan, Material Identification Plan
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/Sample_Forms/samp
le_forms.htm

Environmental Self-Assessment Program (ESAP) [PDF]
Abstract: Analysis tool for determining how close an organization is to meeting the principles of the Business Charter for Sustainable Development
Source: Global Environmental Management Initiative
URL: http://www.gemi.org/resources/ESAP_102.pdf

How to Use the IEMS Implementation Guide
Abstract: Describes how small businesses can use the guide to develop an EMS.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/howtoiems.htm

IEMS: A Company Manual Template for Small Business
Abstract: Access to downloadable, editable version of an example EMS manual for "Smith Company"
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/projects/iems/index.htm

IEMS: A Company Manual Template for Small Business
Abstract: Access to downloadable, editable version of an example EMS manual for "Smith Company"
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/projects/iems/index.htm

Ingredients of Eco-Management Systems
Abstract: Brief list of the essential elements of an EMS, describes more rigorous requirements of EMAS
Source: Quality Network
URL: http://www.quality.co.uk/eco/ingridnt.htm

ISO 14000
Abstract: Short fact sheet designed for business executives explaining ISO 14000
Source: Green Business Network
URL: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/i
so14000.htm

Mini Gap Analysis
Abstract: Simple online quiz for evaluating gaps between current operations and the ISO 14001 standard
Source: Transformation Strategies
URL: http://www.realquality.com/gap1.htm

Pan European Local Authority Eco-Management and Audit Scheme
Abstract: EMAS program for local governments in Europe; includes reports, case studies, policy analysis
Source: European Commission
URL: http://euronet.uwe.ac.uk/emas/main.htm

Performance Track Program Criteria
Abstract: National Environmental Performance Track criteria includes EMS as a basic tenet.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/performancetrack/

The Multi-State Working Group, Its Vision and Operating Principles
Abstract: Overview of the MSWG and principles for its efforts.
Source: Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Systems
URL: http://www.mswg.org/


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A Simple Guide to Set Up an Environmental Management System
Abstract: Table of contents for a seven-module simple guide that emphasizes leadership roles
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
URL: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/how_help/tools_ems/ems.htm
l

EMAS News and Events
Abstract: Bulletin and calendar of EMAS related events and new publications listed both current and for the past 12+ months
Source: European Commission
URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/emas/news/index_en.htm

EMAS Toolkit for Small and Medium Enterprises: Contents
Abstract: Excellent guidance manual with very clear, step-by-step instructions and suggestions, including checklists, frequently asked questions, case studies and financing information for EMAS, a somewhat more demanding EMS than ISO 14001. Not made full text searc
Source: International Network for Environmental Management
URL: http://www.inem.org/Default.asp?Menue=151

EMS Matrix
Abstract: Key elements of an EMS
Source:
URL: http://www.nben.org/HTMLSrc/Forum/EMSMatrix.html

EMS Sector-Specific Information
Abstract: Small but growing collection of case studies, reports and links by sector
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.
URL: http://www.zerowastenetwork.org/hub/p2rx-mod/index.cfm?page=
links&hub_id=9&subsec_id=100

Environmental Management Systems
Abstract: An excellent site with many links to case studies and resources.
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.
URL: http://www.p2pays.org/iso/emsisofaq.asp

Environmental Management Systems
Abstract: An excellent site with many links to case studies and resources.
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.
URL: http://www.p2pays.org/iso/emsisofaq.asp

Environmental Management Systems and Enforcement Reference Materials [PDF]
Abstract: Reference documents for US EPA training on including EMS in enforcement decisions
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oecaerth/resources/publications/monitorin
g/cwa/inspections/npdesinspect/npdesinspect.pdf

Environmental Management Systems: Table of Contents
Abstract: Table of contents for a good on-line only implementation manual with many organizational tips, examples for SMEs (defined here as viable businesses with less than $5 milllion in assets)
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/ems.htm

Environmental Management Systems: Table of Contents
Abstract: Table of contents for a good on-line only implementation manual with many organizational tips, examples for SMEs (defined here as viable businesses with less than $5 milllion in assets)
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/ems.htm

Frequently Asked Questions
Abstract: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) provides answers to FAQs about ISO 14000
Source: American National Standards Institute
URL: http://www.ansi.org/about_ansi/faqs/faqs.aspx?menuid=1

Integrated Environmental Management Systems Implementation Guide
Abstract: Access to several versions of the step-by-step, simplified and clear guide to EMS structure and procedures
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/iems/iems_guide/

ISO 14000 Keys to Success
Abstract: Useful implementation tips compiled from many sources
Source: Transformation Strategies
URL: http://iso14001.homestead.com/iso14000success.html

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Workbook
Abstract: Table of contents and assembly instructions for Ford Motor Company supplier manual, has very detailed information oriented to Ford suppliers. Links are to PDF documents and one slide show. Book is not available for full text search at this topic hub.
Source: Ford Motor Company
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/08/07378.htm

ISO 14001 in Pennsylvania: Publications
Abstract: Collection of cases and slide shows from a range of organizations
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/pollprev/Iso14001/is
opubs.htm

Members
Abstract: List of MSWG participants, both members and observers from public and private sector
Source: Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Systems
URL: http://www.mswg.org/about-mswg

Pfizer Inc. ISO 14001 Procedures
Abstract: Links to Word files of actual procedures from the EMS manual of Pfizer Inc. Tehse documents are not searchable through this topic hub.
Source: Pfizer Inc.
URL: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/pollprev/Iso14001/Pf
izer/pfizer.htm


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Compliance-Focused Environmental Management System - Enforcement Agreement Guidance [PDF]
Abstract: National Enforcement Investigations Center 17-page manual prescribing details of EMS design needed for incorporation of EMS into compliance agreements
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/incenti
ves/ems/ems12elemr.pdf

Environmental Management Systems: An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Organizations (2nd Edition)
Abstract: The 201-page primary US EPA manual on EMS, revised in 2001, is intended to provide a plain-English guide to organizations interested in implementing an EMS, using the basic Plan-Do-Check model.
Source: NSF International
URL: http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/P1001VUV.TXT?ZyActionD=Zy
Document&Client=EPA&Index=2000+Thru+2005&Docs=&Query=&Ti
me=&EndTime=&SearchMethod=1&TocRestrict=n&Toc=&TocEntry=
&QField=&QFieldYear=&QFieldM

ISO14000: Implementing an Environmental Management System [PDF]
Abstract: 90-page, detailed manual for assessment of EMS suitablility and step-by-step EMS development
Source: Ellipson Consulting Ltd.
URL: http://www.ellipson.com/files/ebooks/ISO14000.pdf

The Nothing to Waste Program: Incorporating Pollution Prevention into Small Businesses [PDF]
Abstract: 70 page manual provides "how to" for businesses aspiring to Green Zia Environmental Excellence award.
Source: New Mexico Environment Department
URL: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/P2/Nothing-to-Waste.pdf

Training Module on Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Abstract: Opening page of course training module developed for developing countries, including notes for trainers, on EMS and other management tools. Course intended to give the student a basic understanding of EMS concepts and a classroom exercise in performing a
Source: United Nations Environmental Programme
URL: http://www.unep.or.jp/ietc/publications/techpublications/tec
hpub-14/2-EMS1.asp


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EMS-HSMS Message Board
Abstract: The Environmental, Health & Safety Management System Message Board was created for the many individuals looking for answers, and for the community to respond to each other.
Source: Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.
URL: http://www.ems-hsms.com/ubb-cgi/ultimatebb.cgi

EPA Position Statement on Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001
Abstract: EPA supports and encourages the use of EMSs that focus on improved environmental performance and compliance, as well as source reductions and system performance. An evaluative process, using pilot projects to test the utility of EMSs, is explained in the
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-GENERAL/1998/March/Day-12/g6
389.htm

ISO 14001 Standards for EMS
Abstract: The ISO 14001 standard is intellectual property of the International Organization for Standardization. Copes are available here.
Source:
URL: http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_
detail.htm?csnumber=31808


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About INEM
Abstract: The International Network for Environmental Management (INEM), founded in 1991, is the world federation of non-profit national business associations for environmental management with about 30 member associations and cleaner production centres in 25 countries.
Source: International Network for Environmental Management
URL: http://www.inem.org/default.asp?Menue=3

About ISO
Abstract: ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
Source: International Organization for Standardization
URL: http://www.iso.org/iso/about.htm

Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Abstract: List of publications and information resources from the CEC.
Source: Commission for Environmental Cooperation
URL: http://www.cec.org/Page.asp?PageID=1115&BL_WebsiteID=4

Companies Registered & Committed to OHSAS 18000
Abstract: This website provides links to sites with information on organizations that are Registered/Certified to the OHSAS 18000 Standard.
Source: Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.
URL: http://ems-hsms.com/Community/OHSAS18K/ohsas18k_Committed.ht
m

Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
Abstract: The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a management tool for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance.
Source: European Union Commission for the Environment
URL: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/emas/about/summary_en.htm

EMAS Toolkit for Small and Medium Enterprises
Abstract: Sign-in page to access on-line version of excellent resource for SMEs seeking to conform with stringent requirements of EMAS. Includes information to order the guide. Includes on-line assessment tool to determine benefits and costs.
Source: International Network for Environmental Management
URL: http://www.inem.org/Default.asp?Menue=151

Environmental Audit - A Simple Guide
Abstract: Basics of auditing in an on-line manual, using a clear format
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
URL: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/how_help/tools_ea/audit_1.
html

Environmental Management System
Abstract: Contains links to publications, tools, and other resources related to environmental management systems.
Source: Office of Health, Safety, and Security
URL: http://www.hss.doe.gov/nuclearsafety/env/ems/

Ford Greener Miles Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Innovation
Abstract: Ford has developed the Greener Miles program, offered in association with TerraPass, so that consumers can offset their emissions from driving.
Source: Ford
URL: http://www.ford.com/innovation/environmentally-friendly

Global Environmental Management Initiative
Abstract: The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) has created tools and provided strategies to help business foster global environmental, health and safety excellence and economic success.
Source: Global Environmental Management Initiative
URL: http://www.gemi.org/gemihome.aspx

Greenbridge Management, Inc.
Abstract: Online consulting firm consulting based in Mississauga, Ontario. The company works with clients to design and test new ways to measure performance, to design and implement continuous improvement systems, and to design the supporting IT for these initiatives.
Source: Greenbridge Management, Inc.
URL: http://www.greenbridge.com/

IFC Sustainability
Abstract: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) provides investments and advisory services to build the private sector in developing countries.
Source: International Finance Corporation
URL: http://www.ifc.org/enviro/Publications/EMS/Resources/resourc
es.htm

International Chamber of Commerce - World Business Organization
Abstract: The ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity.
Source: International Chamber of Commerce
URL: http://www.iccwbo.org/

ISO Support Group
Abstract: This organization helps organizations improve their business performance and maintain their ISO Registered systems.
Source: ISO Support Group
URL: http://www.isosupport.com/

ISO/TC 207 Website
Abstract: This website is the home of the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) Technical Committee 207 on Environmental Management--the committee responsible for developing the ISO 14000 series of standards and guidance documents.
Source: International Organization for Standards
URL: http://www.tc207.org/

Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Systems
Abstract: Important organization studying EMS policy and promotion at regulatory and implementation levels. Useful to find contacts in individual states.
Source: Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Systems
URL: http://www.mswg.org/

National Database on Environmental Management Systems [PDF]
Abstract: Research project creating a database of EMS cases; and providing reports to inform policymakers and business decision makers
Source: Environmental Law Institute
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/24/23302.pdf

Standards and Publications
Abstract: Standards and publications related to environmental management systems and ISO 14000.
Source: BSI America
URL: http://www.bsiamerica.com/en-us/Standards-and-Publications/

Total Quality Management (TQM) Tutorial/Help Page
Abstract: ISO 9000 is a Quality System Management Standard. TQM is a philosophy of perpetual improvement. ISO implementation is a basis for a Total Quality Management implementation.
Source: Dexter A. Hansen
URL: http://home.att.net/~iso9k1/tqm/tqm.html

What is an EMS?
Abstract: An environmental management system (EMS) is a systematic approach to dealing with the environmental aspects of an organization.
Source: International Organization for Standards
URL: http://www.p2pays.org/iso/emsisofaq.asp

What is EMAS?
Abstract: The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a management tool for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance.
Source: European Union Commission for the Environment
URL: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/emas/index_en.htm

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