Environmental Management Systems

An Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency. Most EMSs are developed to conform to the ISO 14001 standard.

Developing EMS that provide a demonstrable organizational and environmental benefits requires a deep understanding of EMS components and the ability to integrate them with existing organizational procedures and practices.

The Compliance-Focused Environmental Management System (CFEMS) concept was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in 1997, the same year AARCHER was founded, and last revised June 2005. The USEPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance (OECA) continues to advocate the use of CFEMS as part of enforcement agreements. State enforcement agencies also often include requirements for CFEMS implementation in state-driven enforcement agreements. The CFEMS includes 12 required elements, which are meant as supplements to ISO 14001 EMS components, but can be implemented independently.

AARCHER is an EMS and CFEM implementation consulting firm. Our EMS specialists support client organizations in developing conforming EMSs or working to improve existing systems to meet changing ISO standards or maximize organizational benefits.

AARCHER is an ISO 14001-certified company. We achieved this certification as a means of demonstrating our understanding of the process and to maintain current, first-hand knowledge of modern certification policies, auditing practices, and requirements.

Our environmental management systems EMS and CFEMS consulting staff understand that sustainable management systems must take full advantage of existing infrastructure, and can take root only as fast as the organization can progress, and add actual value to the organization. AARCHER EMS are continually engaged in developing and implementing systems designed to integrate with our client’s culture, organization, practices, policies, and goals.

  • EMS implementation teams led by RAB/QSA-certified ISO 14000 Lead Auditor-trained specialists who are crossed trained in environmental compliance auditing
  • ISO 14000 certification audits performed by ISO 14000-certified Lead Auditors
  • EMS Open Enrollment Courses offered through the Aarcher Institute of Environmental Training
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively train client staff in EMS concepts and implementation strategies

Environmental Management System (EMS) Development Comprehensive Support
Bureau of Land Management — Washington Office (WO), Wyoming State Office, Oregon State Office, Washington State Office, Nevada State Office, Utah State Office, Montana State Office, New Mexico State Office, Eastern States Office, Arizona State Office, Idaho State Office, Colorado State Office, Alaska State Office, California State Office, National Operations Center (NOC)

Environmental Management System (EMS) Development Comprehensive Support
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
Boise, Idaho

Environmental Management System (EMS) Development Comprehensive Support
US Department of the Treasury
Washington, DC

EMS/ISO 14000 National Training Program Development
National Training Center, Bureau of Land Management
Phoenix, Arizona

Third-Party ISO 14000 Conformance Audits
Federal facility EMS conformance audits by ISO 14000-certified Lead Auditors
Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Wyoming, District of Columbia

“Environmental Management System (EMS): Implementation Strategies”
Open Enrollment Course Presentations
Aarcher Institute of Environmental Training; Nationwide

“Environmental Management Systems (EMS): ISO 14001 Auditing and Conformance”
Open Enrollment Course Presentations
Aarcher Institute of Environmental Training; Nationwide

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Training
Bureau of Prisons; Denver, CO

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Training
Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California