Sustainable energy companies must set bold corporate environmental goals, while complying with federal and state laws and regulations. We've developed an Environmental Management System (EMS) to remain on track and on task. It's the framework we use to balance the energy and economic needs of our customers with environmental protection.
Environmental policy is the core of our EMS. We maintain, and continually improve, an EMS that aligns with the International Organization of Standardization 14001 standards. These standards consist of environmental best practices to help organizations comply with applicable regulations, minimize environmental impacts and continually improve their processes to achieve compliance. Additionally, an external third party conducts annual environmental compliance audits. The policy is included in the company's Code of Conduct, which communicates our foundational corporate values.
The life of any business cannot be separated from its impact on the natural environment where it operates. At CMS Energy, we operate our business with a focus on long-term environmental sustainability and a fundamental commitment to leave our company, state and surroundings better than we found them. Our culture includes the core value of ownership, and we hold ourselves personally accountable to exceed our commitment to people, planet and prosperity. We take seriously our role in protecting and enhancing the environment while meeting the energy needs and preserving the economic well-being and quality of life for the communities we serve. Our culture of caring includes a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development that is consistent with sound environmental practices.
As a result, we are committed to:
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