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Exhibit 1, 565 FW 1
Environmental Management System (EMS) Policy

Supersedes  Exhibit 1, 565 FW 1, 4/28/2010

Date: December 20, 2017

Series: Sustainability

Part 565: Sustainable Practices

Originating Office: Division of Engineering



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Title: 2012 Environmental Management System (EMS) Policy - Description: This is a picture of the actual signed policy statement. The statement says, "The mission of the Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. In keeping with this mission, the Service has made a commitment to incorporate sustainable practices into our everday activities. The Headquartesr program administers key programs that promote sustainability through activities such as policy development, training, and communication. Implementation of sustainable practices occurs at all levels of hte organization, and the effectiveness of the Service's sustainability program is assessed by measuring our performance against set goals in areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, green procurement, nad solid waste management. The Service's performance is an indication of our impacct on the environment. The Seravice accomplishes this environmental policy through our organizational environmental management system -- or EMS -. The organizational EMS is a framework for implementing programs, policy, and guidance that incorporate sustainability considerations into all of the Service's operations. While the organizational EMS is managed at the Headquarters level, it applies to everyone working on behalf of the Service because the commitmenent to incorporate sustainable practices into our everyday activities can be fulfilled only through the individual actions of our employees, volunteers, and contractors. Through our EMS, we are committed to (1) demonstrating leadership in all aspects of sustainability, (2) Putting forth sustainability guidance and policy, (3) communicating our success to stakeholders, (4) establishing and reviewing  sustainability objectives and targets, (5) reducing waste and preventing pollution, (6) meeting or exceeding all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and (7) continually improving our organizational EMS in order to improve our overall sustainability performance. " Signed by Rowan W. Gould, August 13, 2013. 


For more information about this policy, contact the Division of Engineering’s Branch of Environmental Compliance. For more information about this website, contact Krista Bibb in the Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs.



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