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Integrated Safety and Environmental Management Systems

Environmental Management System (EMS)

The Environmental Management System is a component of the overall Integrated Safety and Environmental Management Systems (ISEMS) at SLAC.  Our SLAC ESH Policy shows this at the core level of our management.

Program Description 

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Micki DeCamara, EMS Program Manager

What is an Environmental Management System?

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a system that helps an organization develop, implement, achieve, and maintain a successful Environmental, Safety, and Health policy. All organizations, including facilities operated for the federal government, have an obligation to preserve the environment and its resources for future generations. An Environmental Management System helps facilities meet this responsibility through planning, tracking, and continually improving environmental performance. See the EMS tri-fold pamphlet.

Executive Order 13423

EO 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management (issued January 2007), requires federal agencies to meet a number of sustainability goals in the areas of energy, renewable power, water, fuel, sustainable building, environmentally preferable purchasing, toxics reduction, and electronics stewardship. The EO specifies that EMS shall be the primary management approach to ensure implementation of the EO's sustainability goals.

Executive Order 13514

EO 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance is intended "to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority for Federal agencies."
The order builds on and extends the sustainability goals of Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, established in 2007.
Areas of focus of the new order include, but are not limited to, reporting and reduction of greenhouse gases, increasing energy efficiency; water resource conservation; fossil fuel reduction; waste reduction and pollution prevention; reduction of toxics purchased and used; acquisition of environmentally preferable materials, products and services; sustainable building and electronics stewardship.

EMS Documents


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