Environmental Management Systems

Environmental Management Systems

Sponsors
American Bar Association
Standing Committee on Environmental Law
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Section of Business Law
Section of Tort and Insurance Practice

 

RESOLVED , that the American Bar Association recommends that federal, state, local and territorial legislative bodies, departments and agencies responsible for environmental protection adopt and implement legal and policy incentives designed to support and encourage businesses, governmental agencies, and other entities subject to environmental regulation to implement voluntary environmental management systems ("EMS").

FURTHER RESOLVED , that the American Bar Association encourages federal, state, local and territorial legislative bodies, departments and agencies as well as businesses, governmental agencies and other entities subject to environmental regulation to recognize and champion voluntary EMS as an increasingly important means of enhancing compliance assurance and environmental stewardship supplementing existing and future environmental control regulations and enforcement.

Adopted by the ABA House of Delegates, August 6, 2001, Chicago, IL.

For a copy of the complete report, contact Katie Jennings at scel@americanbar.org.

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