Environmental Management System Guidance Manual (July 2007)The "Environmental Management Guidance Manual" was designed to assist small and medium sized businesses and other organizations in developing and implementing an environmental management system (EMS). An EMS is a systematic, dynamic program which incorporates environmental responsibilities and management into the day-to-day operations at a facility.
This "plain English" manual is designed in a workbook style taking an organization step-by-step through an easy-to-follow process of developing and implementing an EMS. The manual contains a number of EMS documents and records along with blank forms and tables for your use. It is based, in part, on the Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) program requirements for EMS and the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 14001 EMS standard.
This web site contains a complete version of the guidance manual and allows you to down load it by chapter. A number of tables and forms are available in a Word format and are listed by number for each respective chapter.
Form 1.3 - EMS Environmental Policy
Chapter 2: Environmental Program Development
Form 2.1 - EMS Environmental, Legal and Other Requirements
Form 2.2 - EMS Identification of Activities, Products and Services
Form 2.3 - Process Information - Operations Units
Form 2.4 - Buildings and Surroundings Information
Form 2.5 - EMS Aspects and Impacts
Form 2.6 - EMS Aspect and Impact Analysis for Significance
Form 2.7 - EMS Objectives and Targets
Chapter 9: Environmental Self-Audits and EMS Audits
Appendix A: Elements of a C3 EMS
Appendix B: Pollution Prevention
Appendix C: Procedures for C3 Application
Appendix D: C3 to ISO 14001
Appendix E: Acronyms