Environmental Management Systems

First Environment has a long history providing award-winning environmental management system (EMS) consulting services which are grounded in sound management principles and promote client-specific solutions; our goal is to create an easily maintained system which reflects your specific organizational structure, workforce, culture, operations, and technological capabilities. We often innovate ways to use our clients’ existing programs and tools as a foundation for a well-integrated EMS. First Environment is also a leader in developing management systems which integrate sustainable practices, providing solutions to issues such as climate change adaptation and resilience. Our unique solutions are tailored to a specific organization’s needs and budgets and are easily implementable, with on-site training programs being a hallmark of our success.

Our EMS experts have experience implementing a variety of management system solutions, including integrated quality, environmental, health, and safety management systems (QEHSMS); enterprise-wide EMSs for global corporations; and systems best suited for local governments and federal agencies. We support systems in all types of settings and industries, including transportation operations, chemical plants, electronics manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, food manufacturers, refineries, wastewater treatment plants and collection systems, recycling and solid waste operations, and federal facilities (including prisons and hospitals).

Areas of Expertise:

  • Standards development, strategy development, and system design
  • Significant aspect and impact identification methodologies
  • Environmental program setup
  • Development and administering of training materials
  • Internal and external communication processes
  • Development of manuals, procedures and tools
  • Metrics identification and tracking
  • Internal audit program development
  • Third-party certification support (including ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and OHSAS 18001)
  • Third party auditing
  • System maintenance and improvement
  • Sustainability integration/planning

Our Work

Transit Climate Change Adaptation Program with Environmental Management System Integration

Client: Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Sustainability and Environmental Management System Services

Client: U.S. General Services Administration – Region 8
Location: GSA Region (Rocky Mountain Region)

Development of Quality, Environmental, Health, and Safety Management System

Client: U.S. Department of Justice – UNICOR Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
Location: Nationwide

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Re-Design

Client: Consolidated Edison
Location: New York, NY

Westchester County ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Development and Implementation

Client: Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities
Location: Westchester County, NY

Airport Environmental Management System Design and Implementation

Client: Westchester County Airport
Location: Westchester County, NY