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EMS Design Including P2. BMW Manufacturing Corp . August 24, 1999. BMW Received ISO 14001 Certification in August, 1998. New Plant Opened in 1994. Excellent opportunity establish state-of-the-art EMS Associates have no corporate memory to overcome

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Ems design including p2

EMS Design Including P2

BMW Manufacturing Corp. August 24, 1999

New plant opened in 1994
New Plant Opened in 1994

  • Excellent opportunity establish state-of-the-art EMS

  • Associates have no corporate memory to overcome

  • Culture includes commitment to the environment

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Bmw s environmental policy
BMW’s Environmental Policy

Commits us to:

  • Compliance

  • Continual Improvement

  • Consistency with BMW AG requirements

  • Pollution Prevention

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Plant 10 environmental performance
Plant 10 Environmental Performance

  • Recognized as most environmentally-friendly plant in automobile industry

  • Winner of 1997 Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award

  • Certified in the Wildlife & Industry Together Program in July, 1998

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Recent recognition
Recent Recognition

  • Accepted into South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program - November, 1998

  • Recipient Carolina Recycling Association award for “Outstanding In-house Waste Reduction Program” - March 1999

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Performance beyond compliance
Performance beyond compliance

  • Lowest air emissions in the industry

  • Best 5% in industry in toxic chemical releases

  • 24% reduction in toxic chemical releases from 1997 to 1998

  • 73% of all wastes recycled

  • VOC Emissions well below permitted limits

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Do results come about by chance
Do Results Come About by Chance?

  • P2 Team was created in 1996

  • Members from each operational department

  • Waste streams tracked annually

  • Menu of “possible projects” brainstormed

  • Environmental targets developed each year

  • Progress tracked annually

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Management s goal
Management's Goal

  • To increase the effectiveness of our environmental management system by making each department more directly responsible for setting and achieving agreed-upon goals

  • To implement ISO 14001 as an integral part of our business management system

  • Avoid environmental violations by any regulatory agency with environmental authority

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Examples of ems program results
Examples of EMS Program Results

  • Paint waste was reduced by 145,700 pounds, saving the company $864,000

  • Solvent parts washers converted to aqueous, eliminating waste stream

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More examples
More examples….

  • Returnable packaging projects (wiring harnesses and transmissions) reduced waste by more than 1 million pounds in 1998

  • Paint sludge dewatering improvements saved $57,500

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P 2 and iso 14001 a perfect fit
P2 and ISO 14001: A Perfect Fit

  • Little change for P2 team

  • ISO 14001 “programs” are a direct and natural outgrowth of P2 concept

  • ISO 14001 makes a P2 practices part of the “management system”

  • Probability of future success improved

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An important element of the ems is continual improvement
An Important Element of the EMS Is Continual Improvement

  • A good P2 Team functions at the heart of the continual improvement cycle

  • Requires good tools from technical support areas, including effective methods for tracking progress

  • Requires strong management support

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And a good P2 team is an essential element that can champion the continual improvement process and ensure success

Thank you

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