The City of Kansas City, Mo., strives to incorporate environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance into all of its organizational activities.
To help achieve this goal we developed our Environmental Management System through a work group involving City employees from 12 departments. The EMS describes the structure of the City's internal environmental management program, and specifies the best management practices to be followed by City employees in handling most commonly encountered environmentally sensitive tasks.
According to City policy, “It is the responsibility of each department director, in conjunction with the Office of Environmental Quality, to assure that good environmental stewardship is practiced in each department.”
The EMS has been adopted by each City department as the most effective way to implement the City’s environmental policy and assure that City activities enhance the Kansas City environment. This EMS is the focus of environmental orientation training received by every City employee, and is the standard used for the annual environmental audit of every City facility.
For more information about this EMS or Kansas City’s environmental stewardship and compliance efforts, please contact Andy Savastino at 816-513-3460 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the EMS Manual