CGRS’s Sustainability and Resilience Program provides services that assist organizations and communities in identifying risks and opportunities and establish objective and actions to meet the needs and expectations of key stakeholders, such as citizens, regulatory agencies, and customers. Services include environmental compliance auditing, organizational assessment and improvement, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation and auditing, and disaster management and planning support. 

Call a CGRS Expert:

Matt Zoccali, C.H.M.M.
Senior Environmental Scientist
Mobile: 970.556.2556

ISO 14001: 2014 Environmental Management Systems 

Why ISO 14001? 

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed-upon standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). The standard provides a framework for organizations to identify their unique risks and opportunities and the needs and expectations of their stakeholders, establish goals and metrics to improve their environmental performance, develop processes for change management and process improvement, and increase efficiency through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, and gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.  

CGRS can assist your organization in establishing an EMS that meets the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard and prepares you for a certification/recertification process with an ISO Registrar. 

CGRS staff has more than 10 years’ experience with implementation of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS), including successfully supporting implementation and certification at the City of Fort Collins Water Treatment, Water Reclamation, and Streets facilities. Our staff includes an ISO 14001:2015-certifed Lead Auditor who will create audit plans to assist your organization in identifying compliance obligations, developing pollution prevention plans, and establishing measurable environmental performance objectives. Included in these services are: 

  • ISO 14001:2015 implementation 
  • Environmental compliance audits, including root cause analysis for corrective action 
  • Conformance audits and reports with continual improvement recommendations 

Disaster Management 

Natural and manmade disasters can have cascading impacts to a community’s economic stability, social well-being, and environmental health- impacts that can be felt for many years after the incident has occurred. Community preparedness and planning efforts are a critical step in bringing stakeholders together to identify risks, build capabilities and relationships, and establish actional strategies to reduce damages from these events. 

CGRS has experience with a wide range of disaster preparedness, response, and mitigation efforts to assist organizations and communities to be better prepared for natural and manmade disasters. Solutions we can deliver include: 

  • Local Hazard Mitigation Plans 
  • Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) 
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans