This focuses on the environmental element of the NSF 391 standard. Prerequisites (the point here is to ensure a basic level of sustainability awareness and basic items): Environmental: 1. Environmental Policy 2. Environmental Management System model in use 3. Inventories a. Procurement (excluding major equipment and chemicals) b. Chemicals (e.g., cleaning products, pest control, etc…..) c. Major equipment (e.g., fleet, process units, mowers, fork lifts…) 4. Water use 5. Energy use (electricity, fuel – including that used to run equipment …) 6. Solid Waste generation (amount and general composition) Criteria: A. Operations 1. Environmental Management System (ISO 14001 or equivalent) 2. Training - annual (including environmental impacts, chemical management) 3. Environmentally responsible purchasing Plan (considerations across the lifecycle), should address items such as: a. Using fewer materials and products b. Using fewer new or virgin materials c. Locally-derived materials and products d. Durable materials and products e. Materials and products containing recycled content f. Materials and products that can be used most efficiently and completely g. Materials and products that can be recycled or reused at end-of-life h. Compostable materials and products i. Less toxic materials and products j. Less packaging requirements; efficiency in packaging k. Preference for recyclable, reusable, compostable packaging l. Reduced overall transportation 4. GHG (Scope 1 and 2) a. Reduction goals b. Reductions achieved 5. High priority procurement a. Identification of priority procurement areas based on volume and environmental impact 6. High priority operations a. Identification of priority operations based on environmental impact b. Plan to address priority operations c. Reductions achieved 7. High priority end-of-life management a. Identification of priority waste streams based on volume and environmental impact. 8. Water use a. Reduction goals b. Reductions achieved 9. Procurement a. Reduction goals b. Reductions achieved 10. Energy use a. Reduction goals (electricity, fuel) b. Reductions achieved 11. Chemical use a. Reduction goals b. Reductions achieved 12. Major equipment a. Reductions goals b. Reductions achieved 13. End-of-life Management (Solid Waste) a. Refined composition b. Reduction and diversion goals c. Reductions achieved B. Value Chain 1. Conveyance of Environmental policy, expectations of value chain 2. GHG Scope 3 a. Inventory b. Reduction goals c. Reductions achieved 3. Supply Chain a. Plan to address priority procurement (hotspots – would deal with significant environmental impacts and resource use in supply chain) b. Reductions achieved 4. Customers a. Commitment to assist customers in achieving their environmental goals (since environmental impacts with customers would be included in the environmental impacts of the service) 5. End-of-life management a. Plan to address priority waste streams b. Reductions achieved - companies involved assist in reducing environmental impact and resource use inefficiencies.