Golf News for Friday, March 14, 2014 | Business

e-par's Environmental Management System certification for golf

Already established in over thirty countries worldwide, e-par provides hundreds of golf course owners and operators with the assurance that their operations are effectively complying with environmental regulations, managing environmental risks, and utilizing best environmental management practices in day-to-day operations. Certification of through e-par offers golf course owners and operators a trusted way to be recognized for these efforts.

"Members that we're working with here in the United States are already implementing and using their EMS to improve their overall environmental performance, and now they are ready for third-party validation and recognition of those ongoing environmental improvement efforts," states Kevin A. Fletcher, Ph.D., President & CEO of e-par USA, Inc. "The e-par EMS Certification offers an effective means to achieve this, through an internationally-recognized, proven environmental leadership standard that's already well-respected by key environmental stakeholder groups."

The e-par EMS for Golf is compliant with the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System standard. This is a globally-recognized, independently-developed environmental management standard, promoted by federal and state regulatory agencies and the environmental community alike. The e-par EMS Certification is open to any golf facility in the United States. Requirements for certification include the development of an Environmental Management System, ongoing implementation of the EMS, and verification of EMS implementation.

For more information about the e-par EMS Certification contact e-par USA at or call toll free at 855-372-7872.

About e-par USA, Inc.
e-par USA, Inc. ( provides guidance and support to implement environmental management and sustainable business solutions at golf facilities, sports facilities, parks & recreation operations, and municipalities. The organization has expertise in the development and support of ISO 14001-compliant Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for organizations, while also providing education, online and on-site training (, and other forms of environmental management support.

For more information, please visit, email, or call (855)372-7872.