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Reviewing Use of Energy and Materials

An organisation's use of energy, materials and other resources has an effect not only upon its costs and subsequent financial performance, but also its environmental impact as the more it consumes the greater its direct or indirect contribution to pollution levels or destruction of the environment.

There will be two primary ways of mitigating and lessening this negative impact without necessarily affecting output; either by reducing its consumption levels through more efficient processes or by introducing and/or making better use of more environmentally-friendly means of energy generation.

When first commencing a process the company is likely to pay close attention to various cost factors, with the cost of the required energy consumption, inputs and waste generation being highly important considerations. However, many will then fail to monitor and regularly review how minor changes to the process over the next months or years, or how aging machinery, may be making more demands on resources or generating increasing amounts of waste or defective products. It may be the case that what once started as an efficient process may now have become increasingly less so, which will be even worse if advances in technology mean there is a much more efficient method of doing the task/process.

So just as reviews need to be made to health and safety controls to ensure that they are still suitable for any changes that may have occurred since the last review or since they were introduced if no reviews have taken place since that time, so too will regular reviews of processes from an environmental point of view need to be performed at regular intervals to ensure that the processes still come up to the standards required from that perspective also.

Related Environmental Health and Safety Course:

  • NEBOSH Environmental Certificate
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