Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40Paper | Environmental Management System iso 14001 certification | ISO 14001 is a core set of standards relative to environmental management. Companies adhering to this standard have established a formal environmental management system (EMS) with a commitment to quantify and reduce the environmental impacts of their operations. Before a certification is issued, compliance to the standard must be verified by an independent auditing organization. For more information about ISO 14001, visit www.iso.org. epa programs | The Environmental Protection Agency has several voluntary partnership programs that include the Green Power Partnership, WasteWise and SmartWay which provide useful tools to facilitate environmental impact reductions. The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program designed to support the increased use of green power among leading U.S. organizations in order to reduce the environmental impacts associated with fossil-fuel electricity use. Partners commit to purchase an amount of green power that is proportional to their annual electricity consumption. Eligible renewable resources include wind, solar, geothermal, qualifying biomass and low-impact hydropower. Participants that meet all criteria may seek certification and use the Green Power Partnership logo. WasteWise is a voluntary program set up to help businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations save money by reducing their garbage. Organizations join the program for a three-year period and set goals in three areas: waste prevention, recyclables collection, and the purchase or manufacture of recycled products. WasteWise provides members access to online electronic reporting and valuable technical assistance. The program provides a framework for categorizing and quantifying solid waste and requires the establishment of waste reduction goals. SmartWay helps companies assess and streamline their shipping operations so they can use less fuel and generate less pollution. SmartWay provides a comprehensive and well-recognized system for tracking, documenting and sharing information about fuel use and freight emissions across supply chains. It also helps companies identify and select more efficient freight carriers, transport modes, equipment, and operational strategies to improve supply chain sustainability and lower costs from goods movement. For additional information on above and other EPA programs, visit www.epa.gov. Paper | 14