Sustainable Management Systems




Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Implementation

LANL initially contracted Ms. Chaplin to write a communication procedure for their upcoming environmental management system, however in December 2004, this role was expanded to include facilitation and deployment of the system design and implementation.  Key features of this project included:

  • Facilitation of a collaborative approach to system design and deployment with 33 divisions
  • Preparation of EMS documentation, including the crucial EMS Toolkit, a step by step guide to division implementation
  • Development of new systems, process evaluation, procedures, communication tools and training

This success of this project was recognized within LANL, and also by the achievement of an NNSA 2006 “Pollution Prevention Best in Class Award” and a national 2006 Department of Energy “P2 Star Award”.


"Libby Chaplin is one of the finest project managers I have witnessed in action for regulatory and managerial process design and implementation projects.

Libby's ability to grasp the requirements, bring decision makers and design teams to agreement, and then to meticulously execute a robust project management plan produces an enduring result. She also designed and facilitated the creation of supporting tools that keep the system going today."

Lorrie Bonds Lopez, 2009