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EMS Roles and Responsibilities

ISO 14001
The requirements identified on this page are derived from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Additional information on this standard can be obtained from their Website at www.iso.org/iso/home.htm Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

An organization is required to clearly identify those individuals who are responsible for developing, managing, and implementing the different components of the system. A great deal of the effort is managed by the organization's EMS Coordinator, who has overall responsibility for the system and direct reporting authority to the organization's senior management. Others with specific EMS responsibilities include the EMS Advisory Team who works with the EMS Coordinator to ensure the system is achieving the goals and ideals of the Region’s policy; the EMS Integration Team that helps to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the system; various teams charged with implementing the programs developed to achieve the organization's environmental goals; and an audit team that periodically checks the EMS against specific criteria to ensure it is operating as intended.

Region 7 has compiled a list of the roles and responsibilities for individuals and groups considered critical to the effective sustainment of our EMS. If you have questions about the function of a position or office, please contact the Region 7 Office of Public Affairs.

Region 7 EMS Roles and Responsibilities (PDF) (3 pp, 29K About PDF)

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