Consultant/Contractor/Vendor Responsibilities under the Environmental Management System (EMS) 
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has adopted an Environmental Management System (EMS) that conforms with the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Standard. Developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), it is the international industry standard for best environmental management practices.  In order to conform with the DPU EMS, consultants, contractors, and vendors are required do the following when performing work either for the DPU, at DPU facilities, or on DPU job sites:

Environmental Policy
Review the citywide Environmental Policy (Policy# PO21) effective 6/16/2014.
Act in conformity with the applicable elements of the policy.
For consultants and contractors, make employees and subcontractors performing work on behalf of the DPU aware of the policy and direct them to act in conformity with the applicable elements of the policy.

Competence, Training & Awareness
Review the DPU Consultant/Contractor/Vendor EMS Awareness Procedure.
For consultants and contractors, make your employees and subcontractors aware of the elements of the procedure applicable to the work they are performing on behalf of DPU.

Record Keeping
Maintain any and all records necessary to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the EMS. Provide such records to the DPU upon request.

Questions, Comments:
Any questions/comments can be directed to Timothy Evans, Environmental Management Representative at 614-645-3290, email, or mail to: 
Department of Public Utilities 
ATTN: Timothy Evans 
910 Dublin Road 
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Columbus Public Utilities' ISO Certificate
Public Utilities received its initial ISO certification for its EMS in December 2014 - the first public utility in Ohio to receive such. Since then, Utilities has been re-certified to the current ISO 14001:2015 Certification.

View the certificate or the related press release: Columbus Commits to Environmental Management System; Utilities' Receives ISO Certification 12-17-14