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.
Environmental Management System
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
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.