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Enviso: Edmonton's Environmental Management System

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Sustainability is an objective that evolves as our city grows and we try to meet the needs of all our citizens.  The model that the City has adopted through its strategic plan and the use of Enviso as a management system, provides the means to move towards sustainability.

About Enviso

Enviso is an environmental management system (EMS) that provides a way for our City to both manage and improve our environmental performance.  This is done in accordance with the highest international standard for EMS - ISO 14001.

Read the Enviso Brochure.

ISO 14001

Developed by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 14001 is a benchmark to help organizations reduce their environmental impact by:
  • minimizing how their operations negatively affect the environment
  • complying with applicable laws, regulations and other environmental requirements
  • continually improving their environmental performance
Achieving and maintaining ISO 14001 registration demonstrates the commitment to City Council's goal of becoming "the nation's leader in setting and achieving the highest standards of environmental preservation and sustainability, both in its own practices and by encouraging and enabling the practices of its partners".

Implementation

The City has opted for the most rigorous implementation strategy: third-party certification to the ISO 14001 Standard. This involves having a third-party auditor perform an independent validation that the EMS conforms to the ISO 14001 standard, and that it is "in place, complete and sufficient."



For More Information

Jim Andrais

Title Program Manager, Energy Transition
Telephone 780-944-7520
Email jim.andrais@edmonton.ca