Forward-Thinking Environmental Management Systems for U.S. Military

EnSafe provided forward-thinking Environmental Management Systems (EMS) services to the Department of Defense overseas by evaluating key tasks in the context of what specific actions could be taken to effect long-term, sustainable improvements in environmental performance.

EnSafe introduced a command in Europe to EMS concepts in 1998, two years before the Executive Order to implement an EMS was issued. EnSafe’s work on numerous EMS projects for this client demonstrates this systematic and strategic approach to enhancing installation EMSs in support of the service branch's Environmental Quality Assessment program and EMS policy.

Rather than simply marking off milestones and achieving deliverables on individual task, EnSafe used its strategic vision to work toward a larger, more global goal in each task or project — the same goal that the client had: long-term, sustainable improvements in its EMS.

At an installation in Spain, for example, EnSafe developed and implemented EMS and trained personnel. EnSafe conducted facility inspections and an audit of written documents to assess EMS program. EnSafe also developed standard operating procedures as part of solid waste plan revision. EnSafe provided recommendations on future solid waste management operations including disposal alternatives, recycling alternatives, available markets, and cost evaluation of alternatives.

Work also was performed in Cuba, Greece, the United Kingdom, and Italy.

Services Provided

  • Aspect analysis
  • Gap analysis
  • Initial review
  • EMS review
  • EMS training