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IEMS Implementation Guide

This guide is intended for organizations of any size, including companies; associations; federal agencies and facilities; and business educators. It offers a step-by-step approach to help organizations develop and implement an IEMS. Its simple, thorough directions are clear even to those unfamiliar with environmental management planning. The IEMS approach described in this document follows the guidelines of ISO 14001 - the official international standard for EMS - but enhances this standard by emphasizing continual environmental improvements. En español -- Guía de implementación de SIAA

This guide is most effective when used in tandem with a series of other essential IEMS tools.

Learn How To Use the IEMS Implementation Guide.

 

IEMS Implementation Guide Cover [PDF] (46 KB)

Entire IEMS Guide [MS Word] (4590 KB)

IEMS Implementation Guide Introduction [PDF] (226 KB)
IEMS Implementation Guide Introduction [MS Word] (158 KB)

Module 1: Laying the Groundwork [PDF] (397 KB)
Module 1: Laying the Groundwork [MS Word] (744 KB)

Module 2: Creating an Environmental Policy [PDF] (92 KB)
Module 2: Creating an Environmental Policy [MS Word] (78 KB)

Module 3: Determining Significant Environmental Aspects and Setting Objectives [PDF] (574 KB)
Module 3: Determining Significant Environmental Aspects and Setting Objectives [MS Word] (1,716 KB)

Module 4: Evaluating Alternatives [PDF] (245 KB)
Module 4: Evaluating Alternatives [MS Word] (712 KB)

Module 5: Setting Targets and Measuring Success [PDF] (63 KB)
Module 5: Setting Targets and Measuring Success [MS Word] (71 KB)

Module 6: Developing Operational Controls [PDF] (73 KB)
Module 6: Developing Operational Controls [MS Word] (76 KB)

Module 7: Implementing Your IEMS [PDF] (70 KB)
Module 7: Implementing Your IEMS [MS Word] (72 KB)

Module 8: Building Organizational Support [PDF] (129 KB)
Module 8: Building Organizational Support [MS Word] (98 KB)

Module 9: Establishing Continuing Improvement [PDF] (78 KB)
Module 9: Establishing Continuing Improvement [MS Word] (69 KB)

Appendix A: Glossary [PDF] (12 KB)
Appendix A: Glossary [Word Perfect] (24 KB)
Appendix A: Glossary [MS Word] (52 KB)

Appendix B: Sample Questions to Ask Your Supplier [PDF] (19 KB)
Appendix B: Sample Questions to Ask Your Supplier [WordPerfect] (21 KB)
Appendix B: Sample Questions to Ask Your Supplier [MS Word] (46 KB)

Appendix C: Example Performance Evaluation Worksheets [PDF] (52 KB)
Appendix C: Example Performance Evaluation Worksheets [WordPerfect] (34 KB)
Appendix C: Example Performance Evaluation Worksheets [MS Word] (58 KB)

Appendix D: Example Alternatives Evaluation Worksheet [PDF] (439 KB)
Appendix D: Example Alternatives Evaluation Worksheet [WordPerfect] (2,637 KB)
Appendix D: Example Alternatives Evaluation Worksheet [MS Word] (532 KB)

Appendix E: Alternatives Evaluation Sample Worksheets [PDF] (829 KB)
Appendix E: Alternatives Evaluation Sample Worksheets [WordPerfect] (3,303 KB)
Appendix E: Alternatives Evaluation Sample Worksheets [MS Word] (486 KB)

Appendix F: How to Evaluate Costs and Savings of Alternatives [PDF] (48 KB)
Appendix F: How to Evaluate Costs and Savings of Alternatives [MS Word] (104 KB)

Appendix G: References and Resources [PDF] (23 KB)
Appendix G: References and Resources [WordPerfect] (39 KB)
Appendix G: References and Resources [MS Word] (60 KB)

Appendix H: Blank Worksheets [PDF] (345 KB)
Appendix H: Blank Worksheets [WordPerfect] (746 KB)
Appendix H: Blank Worksheets [MS Word] (241 KB)

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