About the SMM Data Management System
In today's marketplace, many consumers look for products and services that use fewer natural resources, reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), and create less of an environmental impact. As a WasteWise partner or endorser, your organization can greatly reduce its climate footprint through waste prevention, recycling, and buying or manufacturing recycled products or by promoting these activities to others. The SMM Data Management System allows you to track and communicate the benefits of these waste diversion efforts while improving your operations.
What is the SMM Data Management System?
The SMM Data Management System is a reporting tool to track and report your organization's waste generation and reduction activities. It is free to WasteWise partners and endorsers Regardless of the number of facilities you have, the SMM Data Management System enables you to track and standardize waste management data for your entire operation. Here's how it works:
What you do:
- Register to be a WasteWise partner or endorser..
- Collect data on your current waste-related activities - generation, prevention, recycling, composting, buying/manufacturing recycled-content products.
- Enter your data into the SMM Data Management System. The system allows you to enter data daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly, depending on your preference.
- *Track and manage your data by running customized reports for your organization. (Future enhancement)
- Report baseline, goals and annual waste diversion data.
What the SMM data management system does:
- Compiles and analyzes your waste management data and maintains historical files.
- Submits your baseline, goals and annual waste diversion data with a click.
- *Generates instant reports on program performance and trends, and calculates GHG emission reductions associated with your activities. (Future enhancement)
- Provides your official EPA Climate Profile report on an annual basis.
What are the Benefits?
The SMM Data Management System is currently used by a large number of companies, municipalities, and state agencies to track their waste management activities. Its ease of use and accessibility has numerous benefits, including:
- Web-based - The SMM Data Management System can be accessed anytime, anywhere, by multiple users.
- Interactive - Users can track activities, input data, and generate internal reports whenever the need arises, not just at the end of the year.
- Flexible - WWith the SMM Data Management System, users can manage multiple facilities, control which users have access to each facility, and input data as frequently as desired - daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly. There is no limit to the number of reporting locations you can create for your organization.
- *Measurable - GHG emission reductions can be calculated instantly and translated into real-life equivalents. (Future enhancement)
- *Informative - The EPA Climate Profile can be used to communicate environmental benefits to management, employees, customers, and other stakeholders. (Future enhancement)
- Secure - The SMM Data Management System uses a multi-tiered security system to ensure your data remains safe.
In addition, EPA provides specific benefits to its WasteWise partners and endorsers, including:
- Recognizing your participation by listing you on our Web site.
- Providing individual technical assistance to help you develop and implement waste reduction activities and track your progress.
- *Developing your Climate Profile using reported data. (Future enhancement).
- Providing you with use of the EPA WasteWise logo.
- Giving you the opportunity to apply for annual awards.