DEQ Environmental Management System (EMS)

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As the primary agency responsible for protecting Arkansas from pollution, DEQ sets an example by reducing its own environmental footprint. To achieve this, DEQ established an Environmental Management System team to identify our most significant negative impacts on the environment and look for ways to reduce them.

Each year the team evaluates the measures it put in place and looks for more ways to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency.

Successes include reducing the building's energy use by about a third, paper use by 62 percent, and fleet fuel use by 30 percent.