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EMS Policy
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USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Subtropical Horticulture Research Station

Environmental Management System

Policy Statement 

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) conducts research to develop solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority. In conjunction with this mission, ARS is committed to protecting human health and the environment; meeting or exceeding Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and guidelines; and employing sustainable pollution prevention practices. Whenever feasible, ARS will utilize pollution prevention initiatives as the means for achieving compliance. We will strive to minimize impacts and continually improve our environmental performance by: