The e‐par USA Environmental Management System (EMS) for Golf has been accepted as evidence of environmental leadership by the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP). As a result, golf businesses in South Carolina that work with e‐par USA to build an EMS for their facility will be eligible for recognition of their voluntary environmental accomplishments through SCEEP as well.
The South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP) is a voluntary environmental leadership initiative designed to recognize and reward facilities that have demonstrated superior environmental performance through pollution prevention, energy and resource conservation, and the use of an environmental management system (EMS). The program is managed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Center for Environmental Sustainability, and decisions about membership are made through a multi‐stakeholder Advisory Committee. Since the e‐par EMS for Golf is an ISO 14001‐compliant environmental management tool, it can be used to meet the performance requirements of this state‐level voluntary environmental recognition program.
“We really want to make it easy for golf courses and clubs in South Carolina, and around the country, to take credit for leadership efforts as environment stewards,” said Kevin A. Fletcher, Ph.D., CEO of e‐par USA. “While our Environmental Management System for Golf is compliant with the internationally‐recognized ISO 14001 standard, it’s also important for our members to gain access to other sources of local and state recognition as well. So, we’re clearly pleased that our EMS platform has been recognized as a golf industry standard for environmental excellence by the SCEEP Advisory Committee.”
For more information about e‐par USA and the e‐par Environmental Management System for Golf, visit www.eparusa.com. To learn more about SCEEP, visit http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/admin/cwm/sceep/.