February 15, 2018
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes
ISO 14001:2015 is structured similarly to ISO 9001:2015 (as ISO 50001 will probably be when it is next revised), with a similar focus on the context of the organization, and needs and expectations of interested parties. Clause 4.4 focuses on “enhancing environmental performance,” while clause 5.2 emphasizes prevention of pollution and again mentions “environmental performance.” Even clause 6.1, Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities, focuses on compliance with environmental regulations. None of this explicitly explains why the organization should implement this standard, as opposed to doing what it has done traditionally to comply with the regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (or corresponding non-U.S. regulatory entities).
Compliance with environmental regulations, while mandatory, does not add money to the bottom line and can even cost money for pollution controls or appropriate disposal of wastes. If the organization uses clause 6.1.2 (“Environmental Aspects”) as a limit, rather than a starting point, it will not even begin to look for material wastes that are not associated with the environmental aspects. And yet, organizations should implement an environmental management system (EMS) that uses ISO 14001 and ISO 50001, as this can contribute to your organization’s growth.
Join this session with expert speaker William A. Levinson, to learn how you can transform these international standards into value-adding servants that can contribute enormously to your organization’s bottom line. Similarly to cost accounting, where debits must balance credits exactly, outputs from a process must balance inputs in quantity and kind. Any input that does not emerge as a saleable product is a waste. Energy inputs beyond those needed to transform the product are a waste too.
William will discuss this new perspective on environmental management systems: energy and material balance, a basic chemical engineering analytical technique. ISO 50001 promotes automatic improvement in energy efficiencies by calling for the development and use of energy performance indicators (EnPIs), and for a focus on effective energy performance. This will automatically improve economic performance because your organization will have to purchase less energy. In this session, you will learn to use these standards to deliver quantifiable economic benefits to your organization.
- How the application of these standards, which should be the organization’s servant rather than its master, should deliver quantifiable economic benefits, in the language of money
- How avoidance or re-use of what would normally become environmental waste can contribute enormously to the bottom line and, thus, deliver lower prices for customers, higher wages for employees, and higher profits for investors
- How ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 can serve all relevant interested parties including upper management that must support implementation
- How anything that is thrown away, even if it is not a pollutant or has an environmental aspect, represents wasted resources and, therefore, wasted money
- How considering all material wastes, as opposed to the environmental aspects covered by ISO 14001, can help an organization to realize the full benefits of an environmental management system
- How the supplier, input, process, output, customer (SIPOC) process approach, which is promoted by ISO 9001, supports the material and energy balance, quantifying everything that moves through the process boundary to compel all forms of waste to become visible
- How the concept of “dumpster diving”, which involves simple observation of everything that is thrown away, helps identify material waste
- Some simple principles for waste reduction, such as Shigeo Shingo’s “paint parts, not air,” and “grease parts, not scrap metal”
- What is the role of design for manufacturing—a principle that dates back to Henry Ford— in reducing material waste, such as that from machining
- How to perform a material and energy balance to force all forms of material and energy waste to become visible
Who Should Attend:
- Managers and others responsible for environmental and energy management systems
- Quality supervisors
- Environmental health and safety managers
- R&D professionals
- Regulatory affairs personnel
- HR managers
- Environmental managers
- Quality managers