Environmental Management Systems for Local Governments: Here to Stay or Flavor of the Day?

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While many have assumed that formal environmental management systems, whether they are based on the ISO 14001 standard or some other similar model, are mainly relevant in the private sector, a growing number of public agencies, especially local governments, are moving to adopt formal EMSs, following the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach embodied in the ISO standard. Other models are also emerging, such as the National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) EMS Program, that uses a structure very similar to ISO 14001, but also incorporates other features that are tailored to the biosolids industry.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864702784164622

Publication date: January 1, 2002

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