URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) is committed to sustainable practices and being responsible stewards of the environment. This commitment captures the intent of UCOR's environmental policy, which is in turn the foundation for all other elements of its Environmental Management System (EMS). UCOR's corporate Environmental Policy states:
“URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) is committed to incorporating sound environmental management, protection and sustainability practices in all its work processes and activities that are part of our U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) East Tennessee Technology Park Contract. The environmental policy provides a framework for setting environmental objectives and includes a commitment to continually improve the environmental performance of our operations. Our commitment to protect and sustain human, natural, and cultural resources is inherent in our mission to complete environmental cleanup safely with reduced risks to the public, workers and the environment.
UCOR implements an Environmental Management System (EMS) as part of its existing Integrated Safety Management System. Using a graded approach appropriate for a closure and remediation contract, the EMS incorporates performance goals and provides a unified strategy for the management and protection of natural resources, the control and attenuation of risks, the prevention of pollution, the acquisition of sustainable products and services, and the establishment and attainment of all environmental, safety and health requirements. UCOR works continuously to improve our EMS and environmental performance and to communicate and reinforce this policy to our internal and external stakeholders.”
In order to achieve this, UCOR Environmental Policy adheres to the following principles:
- - Integrate responsible environmental practices into project operations.
- - Comply with all environmental regulations and standards.
- - Minimize the impacts of our environmental aspects on the environment through
a combination of source reduction, recycling and reuse, sound waste management practices and pollution prevention.
- - Maintain partnerships through effective two-way communications with our
customer and other stakeholders.
Visit POL-UCOR-007 to view UCOR's complete policy. For more details related to UCOR’s environmental performance and compliance status,
visit the latest version of the Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Report.