Tag: Environmental Management Systems


Insights from My Recent ISO 14001 Training

My first experience with environmental management systems (EMS) was in the mid-1990s working with an international paint manufacturer to address waste solvents, out of specification oil-based products, and mis-tinted paints at their many retail facilities. At that time, environmental considerations were just a part of a Quality Management System under the ISO 9001 standard. A […]


SMG Invites You to an Executive Overview of ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015  – BRIDGE THE GAP – Changes to the Environmental Management Systems  standard you need to know about. Your Registrar has told you that ISO 14001 was revised last September and future registrations will need to conform to the new standard. You are invited to a free SMG  executive overview of the changes on […]


Hazardous Material Tank Permits

Environmental permitting for new developments is more and more often being worked into project schedules and addressed in a comprehensive manner.  I find, however, that for small projects in existing facilities, required permits are often times overlooked.  One of particular importance is a hazardous material tank permit.  State requirements vary.  In Kentucky, hazardous material tanks […]


ISO Updates their Environmental Management Systems Standard ISO 14001:2015

ISO has published the updated version of their Environmental Management Systems standard ISO 14001:2015. Transition to the new standard will be required over the next three years. The new standard and available support materials can be found at the ISO Technical Committee 207, Subcommittee 1 web site https://committee.iso.org/sites/tc207sc1/home/projects/published/iso-14001—environmental-manage.html. A revised guidance document, ISO 14004 is […]