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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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