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EMS Key Terms

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This summary lists major components of an EMS and summarizes action items associated with EMS.

Environmental Policy
Develop a statement of your organization's commitment to the environment.  Use this policy as a framework for planning and action.



Checking/Corrective Action

Management Review
Periodically review your EMS with an eye to continual improvement.

Source: National Science Foundation (with EPA Funding).  2001.  Environmental Management Systems: An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Organizations.  Second Edition.   Available on EPA's Office of Water Web Page.

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