Training Module #4

environmental Management Strategy (eMS)

You can’t be in business without being impacted by environmental exposures. To date, the hundreds of billions of dollars spent by businesses for known environmental liabilities such as superfund, asbestos, lead, mold, underground storage tanks and the list goes on, has forced businesses to change the way they operate.

In today’s transparent business environment, the way to minimize risk, maximize value and optimize performance while driving your growth and profits begins with discovering your environmental footprint.

“What is your environmental footprint?” Is government reporting required? Are you impacted by SOX, SAB 92 ruling, FIN 47, GASB 49? Do you generate a waste stream, air emissions, storm water runoff…? Do you use TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) chemicals? Should you get ISO 14000 certified? Go carbon neutral? Do you have a neighbor contaminating your property? Underground or above ground storage tanks? Brownfield’s? LEEDS?…

Businesses need a proven strategy that will assist them to compete in today’s business environment. For more than two decades eS has developed the environmental Management Strategy (eMS). Through development and execution of an eMS, a business will discover their environmental footprint.

Besides giving you your environmental footprint an eMS also identifies your starting point from which to build a sustainable business. The better defined your starting point, the more control you will have.

Through implementation of an eMS, sustainable businesses create value by taking control of their environmental issues and moving beyond just meeting government compliance. An eMS is an evolving strategy, utilized by sustainable businesses to add value.

An eMS has proven successful because it’s based upon a TEAM SPORT strategy. TEAM SPORT stands for (Together Everyone Accomplishes More because Strategic Partners Optimize Resources and Time). A TEAM SPORT strategy assures a business gathers the competitive environmental intelligence necessary to execute an eMS while better competing in today’s business environment.

eMS Benefits:

REDUCE: Liability exposures, labor cost, compliance cost, training cost, paper use, legal cost, accounting cost, insurance cost, banking cost, vendor cost, research cost, disposal cost.

IMPROVE: Global competitiveness, public relations, employee morale, lobbying efforts, coordination of environmental services, waste recycling, TEAM development, profit center development, outsourcing efficiency.

INCREASE: Stock value

*An online test is administered in order to become a certified eS.