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Benchmarking Business Performance Best Practice Examples. Omar L. Hassouneh M.Sc. Environmental Engg. Future Environment. Objectives. What is Environmental Benchmarking? Why is it Important? Why to Enhance your Environmental Business Performance?

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benchmarking business performance best practice examples

Benchmarking Business Performance Best Practice Examples

Omar L. Hassouneh

M.Sc. Environmental Engg.

Future Environment

objectives
Objectives
  • What is Environmental Benchmarking? Why is it Important?
  • Why to Enhance your Environmental Business Performance?
  • What is an Environmental Performance Indicator?
  • How to Benchmark your Environmental Business Performance?
  • Does it Worth the Effort?
where does jordan stand
Where does Jordan Stand?

Environment-Related Indices

- Prescott-Allen’s Wellbeing Index

- Consultative Group on Sustainable Development Indicators (CGSDI)

- Redefining Progress Institute (the Ecological Footprint index)

- GLTETF/World Economic Forum, Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)

esi 2002
ESI-2002

Sixty Eight (68) parameters within Five (5) components:

  • Environmental Systems;
  • Environmental Stresses;
  • Human Vulnerability;
  • Social and Institutional Capacity; and
  • Global Stewardship
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Finland (1st) ESI 73.9

Jordan (53rd) ESI 51.7

Total 142 Countries

http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/indicators/ESI

key common parameters
Key Common Parameters
  • Significant Positive Correlation with GDP
  • Innovative Responses Development
  • Private Sector Responsiveness
environment related regulations examples
Environment-Related Regulations Examples
  • Law of Protection of the Environment, Law No. 12, 1995;
  • Clear Air By Law (Under Development)
  • Solid Waste Management By Law (U.D.)
  • Water Protection By Law (U.D.)
  • Greenhouse Emissions By Law (U.D.)
  • Regulation for the Limitation of and Precaution from Noise
environment related standards examples
Environment-Related Standards Examples
  • Pollutants Ambient Air Quality Standard JS 1140/1996
  • Reclaimed Domestic Waste Water JS 893/2002
  • Industrial Wastewater JS 202/2003 (Under Revision) 
  • Pollutants Maximum Allowable Limits of Air Pollutants Emitted from the Stationary Sources JS 1189/1991
how to measure your environmental performance
How to Measure your Environmental Performance?
  • Analyze your Process
  • Determine points of pollutants generation
  • Determine Environmental Performance Indicators
  • Define normalization factors (relate to production size)
  • Determine Pollution Contribution for each of the Processes
  • Find Best Available Technology (BAT) values for EPIs
  • Monitor Performance and Analyze Results
  • Compare to Competitors Performance
  • Continually Improve your Performance
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SMART

Compare to Competitors (Benchmark)

Set Targets

Monitor and Evaluate Performance

Implement

Process Analysis

“Determine EPI’s”

general tips and techniques
General Tips and Techniques
  • Water Conservation
    • Proper production management procedures
    • Reuse rinsing and cooling water
    • Use separate streams for chemicals flow (GHK)
  • Water Characterization
    • Avoid using chemicals wherever possible
    • Use biodegradable chemicals
    • Accurately adjust chemicals dosing system
tips and techniques cont
Tips and Techniques (Cont.)
  • Energy Conservation
    • Segregate cold and hot water streams for heat recovery
    • Insulate pipes and machinery to minimize heat losses
    • Monitor machines performance
    • Optimize tasks scheduling to minimize energy consumption
    • Consider the use of devices of low energy ration
tips and techniques cont1
Tips and Techniques (Cont.)
  • Solid Waste Minimization
    • Consult your vendor for using biodegradable and/or less volume packaging material
    • Minimize the use of disposable materials/containers
    • Segregate hazardous solid waste by special containers
    • Separate different types of domestic solid waste
case 1 chemicals industry
Case 1: Chemicals Industry
  • Large amounts of particulates emission. Exceeding the thresholds of JS 1140/1996.
problem analysis
Problem Analysis
  • Company’s Capital Investment: JDM1.5
  • Problem: Large amounts of particulates emission. Exceeding standards thresholds of air emissions (JS 1140/1996).
  • Investigation: Measure particulates (PM10) concentration in different units to determine contribution of each unit.
  • Result: Powder detergent filling unit produces 45% of total particulates emissions.
solution
Solution
  • Isolate Powder Filling Unit and install bag filters at unit ventilation points.
  • Install vacuum feeding machine to feed the filling machine directly from the mixer.
  • Contact vendor to provide raw material in barrels instead of bags.
  • Set a preventive maintenance program to ensure filling machine efficiency.
results
Results
  • A total investment of US$70,000 was required to install air filtration system.
  • Actual investment of US$8,000.
  • Reduced particulates emissions by 70%.
  • Improved the powder detergents unit performance by 5% (wasted raw material)
case 2 gas industry energy conservation
Case 2: Gas Industry-Energy Conservation
  • A monthly electricity bill that exceeds JD10,000 (20% of the plant operating cost).
problem analysis1
Problem Analysis
  • Company’s Capital Investment: JDM 0.5
  • Year of establishment: 1976
  • Problem: High electrical energy consumption (≈JD10,000) forming 20% of the plant operating expenses.
  • Investigation:
    • Review the design of the available equipment to ensure no over-sizing.
    • Deliver an energy audit to measure the power performance of available equipment.
    • Determine the high electricity consuming equipment/facilities and propose modifications.
findings and solutions
Findings and Solutions
  • Air compressors and refrigeration system are the major energy consuming facilities.
  • Monitored the performance of these equipment and determined their power factors.
  • Set procedures for the operation of the equipment away from the Maximum Demand Period (reduced penalties).
  • Used low power ration equipment.
  • Set a system for plant GHK and internal management.
results1
Results
  • Minor investment required (≈JD6,000)
  • First three months bill: JD6,800-JD7,900 (no major change to plant productivity)
economic value example
Economic Value-Example

“Best Management Practices for Pollution Prevention in the Textile Industry” EPA, 1996.

economic value example cont1
Economic Value-Example (Cont.)

Fabric Flow

Raw Water

Water Flow

Estimated Investment: US$50,000

Annual Estimated Savings: US$95,000/yr (Production dependent)

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