MAN 3784 Simulated Microbusiness Essay
Directions for Individual Project Planning: ISO 14001 analysis for micro-business
Using a small business with which you are familiar, complete the two ISO 14001 forms below to (1) identify Issues, Targets, andPerformance Indicators for each of the eight areasto be assessed, and (2) Describe the Metrics for the Performance indicators. Use your analysis to write your ISO 14001 Sustainability Plan
Grading: Discussions in Weeks 5 and 7 will help you develop the two parts of this form. You will embed the two tables in the final project.15 points for Table 1;15 points for Table 2 in the final project. Do not include areas that will not be assessed (e.g., noise pollution in a quiet business.)
|Table 1. Developing Performance Indicators|
|Area to be assessed||Description||Where you are:
List sources of environmental issues
|Where you want to be:
|How you know you’ve improved:
|The company||Name, # employees, nature of business, main business activity, locations|
|Air emissions||Which processes produce emissions? Consider everything vented|
|Water pollution||Log everything that uses water, from toilets to cooling processes. Note processes that discharge water|
|Solid/hazardous waste||1. Solid = paper, plastic, metal, wood, etc.
2. Hazardous = sludge from paper manufacture; paint-spraying residue, etc.
3. Special waste = toxic, carcinogenic, highly flammable, harmful, corrosive, irritant
4. Clinical = medical
|Energy usage||Which processes use energy?|
|Noise pollution||List processes that emit internal/external noise|
|Soil/groundwater protection||Where/how chemicals stored; what/how much spilled; drainage plan|
|Resource management||Activities that reduce/manage fuel, energy, water, including waste minimization, recycling|
|Other environmental impacts||Odor, dust, vibration, visual, etc.|
|Indirect impacts||e.g., product design, packaging, transport|
|Table 2. Metrics Development|
|Area to be assessed||Source||Measure what?||Measure where?||Measure how?||Measure when?|
|Description:||From previous list||KW, gallons, pounds, etc.||Where in the process?
Where in the facility?
when incident happens
|Other environmental impacts|