About AWM

Advanced Waste Management Systems, Inc. competed for and was selected to pilot the U.S. ISO 14001 certification body accreditation in 1996.

Leadership in the auditing and verification field has always been a trait of AWM. Similar to ISO 14001, AWM was one of the first ISO 50001 (Energy Management Systems) certification bodies accredited and one of the first verification bodies accredited to conduct verification for Superior Energy Performance (SEP). In addition, AWM was the first company to achieve ANSI accreditation to conduct greenhouse gas verifications in 2008.

AWM is an American veteran-owned small business with no ownership by any foreign entity. All of our auditors are direct AWM employees; no contract auditors are used. This provides a consistent experience for our clients.


AWM is committed to impartiality in all of our activities. AWM top management understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out our activities, managing conflict of interest, and ensuring the objectivity of all our services.

Company Officers
  • Richard Ellis, PhD
    Founder and Majority Principal
  • Rob Ellis, PG
  • Beth Rearden