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EMS - Environmental Management System


Environmental Management System   


One of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s highest priorities is ensuring that its environmental performance measures up to its world class status in science. As part of our commitment to environmentally responsible operations, we have established a formal Environmental Management System (EMS).

An EMS is a systematic methodology for managing and integrating the environmental, safety and health aspects of operations with special emphasis on compliance assurance, resource efficiency, pollution prevention, and continuous improvement. PPPL implements its EMS in conjunction with its Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) and work planning processes to meet the requirements of Executive Orders as well as DOE Order 436.1.

The PPPL EMS is certified against the rigorous requirements the globally recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Standard. In 2017, an EMS certification audit determined that PPPL’s EMS conforms to the ISO 14001: 2015 Standard. Annual audits are required to maintain an EMS registration, and recertification audits of the entire EMS occur every 3 years.

Related EMS Links/Documents

PPPL Annual Site Environmental Reports

Sustainable PPPL

PPPL Environmental Purchasing Requirements: Federal requirements for contractors


PPPL Voluntary Sustainable Partner

  • US EPA Waste Wise
  • US EPA Food Recovery Challenge
  • US EPA Federal Green Challenge
  • US DOE Federal Greenbuy Program
  • EPEAT Electronics 

PPPL Environmental Press Releases



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