Environmental Management Plans and Systems

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of practices and procedures that help a company reduce environmental impacts while increasing operating efficiency and addressing regulatory demands. This proactive approach can help reduce the risk of non-compliance and improve health and safety practices for employees and the public.

An EMS can also help address non-regulated issues, such as energy conservation, and it can demonstrate an organization’s commitment to environmental sustainability and employee well-being, as well as help control operational costs.

Establishing a successful EMS requires an intimate knowledge of EMS standards, coupled with experienced personnel to carry out the task. SCS Engineers specializes in all aspects of EMS planning and implementation, the basic elements of which include:

  • Reviewing an organization’s environmental goals
  • Analyzing environmental impacts and legal requirements
  • Setting objectives and targets to reduce environmental impacts and comply with legal requirements
  • Establishing programs to meet these objectives and targets
  • Monitoring and measuring progress in achieving the objectives
  • Ensuring employees’ environmental awareness and competence
  • Reviewing the efficacy of the EMS and making adjustments and improvements

SCS Engineers is uniquely qualified to provide EMS services, having participated in the development and update of EMS standards as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to the Technical Committee 207 (TC 207) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The US TAG to ISO TC 207 represents the U.S. in development and promulgation of the ISO 14000 series of international standards for environmental management systems.

SCS Engineers Risk Management Procedures
Monitoring and measuring progress to reduce environmental impacts and comply with legal requirements.

SCS Engineers’ EMS consulting services include: Environmental management plans reduce risk and help plan for EPA and OSHA policy change.

  • Gap Analyses
  • Environmental Baseline Studies and Facility Audits
  • EMS Corrective Action Assistance
  • EMS Design
  • EMS Audits
  • Reverse Engineering EMS
  • Integration of Compliance Requirements in EMS
  • Correlation of Pollution Prevention Programs with Aspects and Objectives
  • Refinement of Environmental Programs to Meet Objectives
  • Evaluation of Aspects, Impacts, Objectives, and Targets
  • Due Diligence and All Appropriate Inquiry Assessments
  • Assessment of Carbon Footprints
  • Pre-Surveillance Audits
  • EMS Workshops
  • Integration of Global Warming Objectives

Our professional staff are experienced, well-qualified engineers, scientists, and technicians who can help you achieve your environmental management goals with practical, cost-effective solutions.