An Environmental Management System is a systematic approach to managing environmental hazards and potential impacts. It helps us identify potential environmental risks and prevent negative impacts by putting necessary controls and programs in place, monitoring and measuring environmental performance, continually improving and sharing our progress with interested parties. An EMS reduces risk while improving efficiency and effectiveness.
For nearly 50 years, Energy Northwest has produced a diverse mix of carbon-free energy – first through hydroelectric power, later by adding nuclear, wind and solar. Utilizing clean energy is important to ratepayers throughout the Northwest and vital to protecting the environment for current and future generations.
As an organization, Energy Northwest is committed to doing its part to take care of the environment. Through a comprehensive environmental stewardship program that touches every aspect of the operation, this commitment is formalized in an Environmental Management System. ISO 14001:2004 certification, which underscores Energy Northwest’s commitment to the environment, exhibits compliance to international environmental standards and provides third-party validation that its EMS is effective and sustainable.
Key Components of Energy Northwest’s Environmental Commitment