Tuesday, June 26, 2012

e-par USA gets thumb's up from Wisconsin

The e‐par USA Environmental Management System (EMS) for Golf has been accepted as “functionally equivalent” to the ISO 14001 EMS standard by the Green Tier Program, the State of Wisconsin’s environmental excellence recognition program managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As a result of this endorsement, golf facilities adopting the e‐par EMS for Golf will be eligible for recognition of their voluntary environmental accomplishments through the Green Tier Program.

“We are pleased to receive this acknowledgement from the regulatory community, and I am confident that Wisconsin will be the first of many state environmental programs to see the value of our environmental management platform,” said Kevin A. Fletcher, Ph.D., CEO of e‐par USA. “The e‐par online EMS tool helps golf facilities protect the natural environment by using an ISO 14001‐compliant approach to regulatory compliance, risk management, liability containment, and environmental excellence. Therefore, it’s a natural way for golf facilities to participate in terrific state and local environmental recognition efforts such as Wisconsin’s Green Tier Program.”

Through Wisconsin’s Green Tier Program (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/GreenTier/), participating organizations agree to adopt an environmental management system that meets the ISO 14001 environmental standard. Organizations adopting and implementing the e‐par USA Environmental Management System will meet this requirement. Green Tier adds value to any efforts of implementing an EMS by providing incentives for superior environmental performance, such as a customized working relationship with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Mark McDermid, Bureau Director for Wisconsin DNR Cooperative Environmental Assistance and head of the Wisconsin Green Tier Program stated, “e‐par’s EMS for Golf does a very nice job of producing a system that can have an impact on the environmental performance and improve profitability for those who use it. Simultaneous accomplishment of environmental and economic gain is what Green Tier is all about.”

For more information about e‐par USA and the e‐par Environmental Management System for Golf, visit www.eparusa.com, email info@eparusa.com, or call (855)372‐7872.

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