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"Supporting Readiness and Global Projection"
Environmental Management System
... ensuring Marine Corps Base Hawaii
complies with laws that protect our environment.
Click here to download our Sustainability Awareness Flyer.
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MCB Hawaii EMS Coordinator
Why Use EMS?
The quality of the environment in which we operate is critical to the success of our overall military mission --
EMS directly supports our mission. EMS will ensure that future generations of Marines and Sailors will have a place to train and operate here.
Five inter-related components of EMS (illustrated below) ensure we consider impacts to our environment in our daily and long-term decisions.
Elements within these components include training, standard operating procedures, inspections, internal and external communication, emergency response, and compliance with federal/state/local laws and regulations.
An environmental policy statement was developed and signed by the CO;
MCB Hawaii practices (example: Motor Vehicle Maintenance) were identified and their aspects (example: Uses Hazardous Material) were evaluated to determine which aspects are significant in their impact on the environment;
For these significant aspects, objectives and targets were established (example: Reduce Hazardous Material Use) to lessen its negative impact; and
Each year we monitor our progress in meeting these environmental objectives to ensure continual improvement of our EMS.
Everyone who visits, lives, and works aboard MCB Hawaii are accountable across all missions, activities, and functions to understand and manage the environmental impact of their actions and their jobs. YOUR role is to:
For more information, click here to visit the MCB Hawaii Environmental home page.