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Environmental Management System

The Environmental Management System (EMS) at Vanderbilt is used to gather baseline environmental data and helps ensures that critical tasks, such as monitoring and reporting required by environmental regulatory authorities, are performed in a timely manner. Through this centralized repository of environmental performance data and reports, VU can measure the effectiveness and efficiency of its environmental programs, establish objectives and targets, conduct continuous improvement of existing programs, and easily identify missing data and areas where there is room for improvement.  Routine tasks and environmental monitoring data are all kept in one place, reports can be generated on pre-determined intervals, and environmental performance can be reported to the Vanderbilt Community.

The Vanderbilt University EMS secure online database is administered by staff in the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.