Environment Management Policy
The maintainable practices in our tasks guarantee a safe and solid work environment for our representatives. We perceive that our inventory network, forms and items have both direct and circuitous ecological effects for which we do recognize the antagonistic effects as and where they happen and to discover successful methods for disposing of or diminishing them. Our point is to gain ISO 14001 testaments inside a most limited conceivable time and subsequently accomplish consistent enhancement in our natural execution and advancement towards ecological supportability through the foundation of Environmental Management System (EMS). The utilization of EMS will guarantee legitimate consistence, oversee ecological effects, enhance execution and control and guarantee ceaseless enhancement.
Our natural objectives have been picked and are routinely investigated to guarantee that our enhancement programs and activities viably actualize our ecological approach; they are:
Environmental issues related to key decisions:
The organization shall ensure that environmental issues are properly assessed & considered when key decisions are taken about supply chains, processes & operation.
Environmental training, awareness, educations & competence:
The organization shall identity training needs for all employees. The training includes awareness of the environmental policy of the organization, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), significant environmental impacts of their work, their roles & responsibilities in conformance with regulations & attainment of goals & objectives. The training coordinator will be responsible to monitor, maintain & review employees training record.
The organization shall establish, maintain procedures to identify the environmental aspects of its activities, products or services that it can control. Any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially from activities, products or services must be recorded & updated.
Envronmental Management Programs(s):
The organization shall establish & maintain programs for achieving its objectives & targets. It shall include:
- Designation of responsibility for achieving objectives & targets at each relevant function & level of the organization.
- The means of time frame by which they are to be achieved.
Programs shall be amended for new developments & new or modified activities, products or services.
Land use & biodiversity:
The organization shall ensure that environmental issue related to land use & biodiversity are properly assessed & considered when key decisions are taken during planning implementation & operation.
The organization shall plan those operations & activities that are associated with identified significant environmental aspects in order to ensure that they are carried on under specified condition by:
- Establishing & maintaining documented procedures to cover situations where their absence could lead to deviations from the environmental policy & the objectives & targets.
- Stipulating operation criteria in the procedures.
- Establishing & maintaining procedures related to the identifiable significant environmental aspects of goods & services used by the organization & communicating relevant procedures & requirements to suppliers & contractors.
Prevention of pollution:
The organization shall use processes, materials or products that avoid, reduce or control pollution, which may include recycling, treatment, process changes, control mechanisms, efficient use of resources including natural resources & material substitution.
Fight against global warming:
The organization shall make a realistic & meaningful contribution to mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emission across our own operations, transport & the complete lifecycle of our products & their packaging.
Monitoring & measurement:
The organization shall establish & maintain documented procedures to monitor & measure, on a regular basis, the key characteristics of its operations & activities that can have a significant impact on the environment. This shall include the recording of to track performance, relevant operational controls & conformance with the organization’s environmental objectives & targets.
Monitoring equipment shall be calibrated & maintained & records of this process shall be retained according to the relevant procedure. The organization shall also establish & maintain a documented procedure for periodically evaluating compliance with relevant environmental legislation & regulations.
Nonconformance & corrective or preventive action:
The organization shall establish & maintain procedures for defining responsibility & authority for handling & investigating nonconformance, taking action to mitigate any impacts caused & for initiating & completing corrective & preventive action.
Any corrective or preventive action taken to eliminate the causes of actual & potential nonconformance shall be appropriate to the magnitude of problems & commensurate with the environmental impact encountered. The organization shall record all corrective & preventive actions in a Corrective Action Log & at the same time implement & record any changes in the documented procedures resulting from corrective & preventive action.
Work with suppliers & contractors:
The organization shall rely on input from the suppliers & contractors with regards to their products. The organization shall educate all first tier vendors & contractors on the environmental programs & our environmental policy, goals, & objectives & ask for vendors & contractors help in adhering to the policy & meeting the goals & objectives.
The organization shall establish & maintain a documented procedure for periodical environmental awareness programs for the suppliers & contractors.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Committee:
The organization shall establish & maintain procedures through a Committee (made up of employees) to take care of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) issues. The taskforce in collaboration with the environmental team will provide specific & additional training to the employees & workers by trained trainers on PPE, chemical safety (secondary containment & spill response), waste identification-handling tracking-inventory & air emission etc. All essential training documents must be kept in record & must be verifiable. The training coordinator will be responsible for maintaining & reviewing employee-training records.
Water use & wastewater management:
The organization shall ensure that the efficient use of water by improving the water quality through water management system & also at the same time ensure that the wastewater are treated as required by the national rules & regulations.
Hazardous Waste Management:
The organization shall avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials & products, seek substitutions where feasible, & will take all reasonable steps to protect human health & the environment from usage, storage & disposal of such hazardous materials.
The association will build up and keep up technique of (an) inside correspondence between the different levels and elements of the association (b) getting, reporting and reacting to important correspondence shape outer invested individuals. Set up strategies should cover interchanges with people in general, media, neighbors, and local gatherings, controllers, nearby authorities, responders and other intrigued bunches in regards to the natural program.
The natural master should direct outside correspondence with respect to the ecological arrangement or different parts of the natural program. The motivation behind this correspondence is to manufacture working associations with every single invested individual, and to give data on ecological program and how it enhances the association’s natural execution.
The organization shall establish & maintain procedure for controlling all documents required by ISO 14001 international standards to ensure that;
- They can be located
- They are periodically reviewed, revised as necessary & approved for adequacy by authorized personnel
- The current version of relevant documents is available at all locations where operations essential to the effective functioning of the environmental management system are performed.
- Obsolete documents are promptly removed from all points of issue & points of use, or otherwise assured against unintended use.
- Any obsolete documents retained for legal and/or knowledge preservation purpose are suitably identified.
Documentation shall be legible, dated (with dates of revision) & readily identified & maintained in an orderly manner & retained for a specified period. Procedures & responsibilities shall be established & maintained concerning the creation & modification of the various types of documents.
Environmental Management System Audit:
The organization shall establish & maintain programs & procedures for periodic environmental management system audits to be carried out, in order to;
- Determine whether or not the environmental management system-
- Confirms to planned arrangements for environmental management including the requirements of ISO 14001; &
- Has been properly implemented & maintained; &
- Provide information on the results of audits to management.
The organization’s audit program, including any schedule, shall be based on the environmental importance of the activity concerned & the results of previous audit in order to be comprehensive, the audit procedures shall cover the audit scope, frequency & methodologies, as well as the responsibilities & requirements for conducting audits & reporting results.
Review of the environmental management system is conducted as a part of management review. These reviews are conducted to ensure continued suitability, adequacy & effectiveness of the environmental management system. These reviews include the assessing of opportunities for improvement & the need for change to the EMS, the environmental policy & the environmental targets.
The following areas shall be reviewed as a part of Management Review:
- Results of audits
- Evaluations of compliance with legal requirement & with other requirements
- Communications with externally interested parties including complaints
- Objective & preventative action
- Follow-up actions as a result of the previous management review
- New development & circumstances (legal & other requirements relating to environmental aspects)
- EMS improvement recommendations.
Future plans for a modern product design department:
Customarily, similar to dominant part of the fare arranged organization in Bangladesh, we do pass by client’s item structure. The association trusts that decreasing the ecological effects of our items could begin with item configuration stage since configuration directs the amount of crude materials and in addition the sort and recyclability of materials utilized. It additionally decides how much vitality is expended amid assembling.
Accordingly the association understands the significance of having an appropriate/current item plan branch of our own to work and spotlight on condition cordial item structure advancement.
The ecological official will bear the obligation regarding the association’s natural consistence and its ecological arrangement and execution. These duties are appointed operationally through the association’s line administration structure for mindful manageability and planning ecological execution over the association.