Environmental Management Systems


We assist our clients in developing and implementing ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (EMS) to the Standards of ISO 14001, Responsible Care® or the MassDEP’s EMS Guidance under the Toxics Use Reduction Program.

We assist with consultation on setting up the framework of company policies, operating procedures, regulatory compliance requirements, monitoring and corrective action programs, personnel organization and training, and management participation and commitment. We also help with internal audits or gap analysis of the EMS elements to identify the degree of execution achieved in the organization toward full implementation of the plan – do – check cycle.

IRWIN can assist you in updating or implementing portions of your EMS program to increase efficiency and lower compliance costs. We also have the capability to assist clients participating in EPA’s Performance Track program which rewards and expands the use of compliance audits and EMS.

The objective of many EMS programs is to achieve pollution prevention for source reduction beyond compliance requirements. Our engineering staff can work with you in promoting, designing and implementing the management of change for source reduction opportunities.