Quality Magazine

Environmental Standard Under Revision

May 19, 2003
The Energy and Environment Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is in the process of revising the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ASQ E4-1994 standard. The standard covers specific requirements for a quality system to help organizations formulate policies and procedures to plan and implement quality management practices for environmental programs.

The standard is applicable to any organization wishing to:

  • Implement, maintain and improve a quality system for environmental programs;
  • Specify quality requirements when contracting for work;
  • Assure itself of its conformance with its stated quality policy and;
  • Demonstrate conformance.

All of the standard's require-ments are intended to be incorporated into quality systems sup- porting programs involving environmental data and environmental technology.