What is ISO 14001? • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) • ISO standards are voluntary • The ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) specification was first published in 1996 and amended in 2004 • ISO 14001 certification (formal audits)
What is an EMS? • Structured management system • EMS should help your organization in many ways • Philips Lighting • Helps them manage their environmental obligations • Demonstrates pollution prevention and continual improvement • Supports corporate sustainability
Traditional Approach Traditional Approach Environmental Issues Environmental Results EMS Business Issues Product Development, Purchasing, Marketing, Production, Quality, etc. Mgt. System Business Results
New Approach New Approach Integrated Environmental Issues Waste, energy, risk, P2 EMS Business Results Mgt. System Business Issues Product Development, Purchasing, Marketing, Production, Quality, etc.
Why an EMS? • Do you answer “yes” to any of these questions on page 4? • Then your organization would benefit from an EMS • Method to prevent loose of corporate knowledge
“Before, we focused on compliance issues without the benefit of an EMS. Now, we have a strategic plan in place to look beyond legal requirements and save money. It makes my job easier when I can prove my department does not have to be a cost center.” Charlie Saunders, EMS Manager, Pfizer Global Research & Development
Case Study #1 – Major Pharmaceutical Manufacturer in Pennsylvania • Drivers • Environmental department in “Reactive Mode” • 4 hours every workday spent in environmental record keeping and other clerical activities • Increasing regulatory and corporate duties • Perception of environment as drain on profits • Creativity and enthusiasm stifled • Department felt it could play a greater role in the organization’s success
Goals • Develop and implement operating procedures • Continuously improve management systems by effectively using existing resources, • Cost control and cost improvement • Forward-thinking • Transform the environmental department functions into a revenue-generating mindset, • Help improve the financial performance of the company.
Investment: Time and $$ • 22 month implementation • $60,000 in direct labor costs ROI: $418,000 saved - 60,000 spent +$358,000
Results: • Decrease in natural gas usage and electrical demand, net annual savings of $139,000. • Eliminated CFCs, reduced other emissions, and improved the system efficiency by 25% to 35%, net annual savings of $164,000. • Plant waste reduced by 34% net annual savings of $100,000. • Increased recycling rates from 68% to 75% net annual savings of $15,000.
Results continued • Ingrained management framework and philosophy of continuous improvement • Goal of zero waste discharges • Improved morale • Favorable public perception • Favorable feedback from state and federal environmental agencies.
EMS Framework PLAN ACT DO CHECK
Key Concepts • Top Management Support • Focus on continual improvement • Flexibility • Compatibility with organizational culture • Employee awareness and involvement