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MARTA Environmental Management System (EMS)

MARTA has continued to make significant contributions to improving the environment and the quality of life in this region.  In keeping with MARTA’S environmental accomplishments under ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification at Armour Yard, we are implementing the new ISO 14001:2015 standard, released in September 2015, throughout the MARTA organization to include all Rail and Bus Maintenance facilities as well as administrative buildings over the next few years. 

EMS POLICY STATEMENT

“To establish an Authority-Wide policy and program that ensures MARTA’s commitment to compliance with environmental statutes, regulations, & other MARTA requirements. To provide safe and cost-effective pollution prevention, measures by controlling and minimizing the disposal of waste or emissions generated/released from MARTA operations and construction.”

Definition of EMS

  • A set of processes and practices used to manage environmental activities, products, or services that interact with the environment assist in fulfilling compliance obligations, address risks and opportunities, and increase operating efficiency.

Goals of EMS

  • Improve the use of resources and management of environmental impacts with life-cycle considerations.
  • Reduce the risk of non-compliance and unwanted escapes with performance monitoring.
  • Improve public perception and relations through greater commitment and involvement of top management in MARTA’s EMS program.
  • Heighten awareness of MARTA’s environmental impact
  • Manage MARTA’s environmental risks and opportunities.

Program Information

  • EMS is currently being implemented under ISO 14001:2015 at Armour Yard, the Laredo Facility, and our Headquarters building.
  • EMS Awareness Training is ongoing throughout MARTA
  • Internal Audits under the new ISO Standard will begin in November of 2015 with External certification audits conducted in early 2017.

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