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October 9, 2001

Novozymes North AmericaISO 14001 EMS

Jack Blackmer

Environmental Coordinator

Novozymes North America, Inc.

Franklin County, North Carolina

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What Will Be Covered

  • How we implemented our ISO 14001 EMS

  • Special focus on our approach to:

    • Identifying environmental aspects/impacts & determining significance

    • Determining legal & other requirements

  • Results - benefits & challenges

  • Keeping the system up-to-date

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Charter in


Environmental Committee

Corporate Environmental Department









Network Group

Production Sites

All sites

ISO 14001

in 2000

SiteEnvironmental Management Systems

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Why ISO 14001?

  • Integration with Quality System (ISO 9001)

  • Addresses most ICC Charter Principles

  • Structure provides for sustainability

  • Potential benefits

    • Environmental benefits

    • Business benefits

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Environmental Quality System

Was designed according to requirements in

  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard

  • International Chamber of Commerce Business Charter for Sustainable Development

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NZNA Environmental Policy


This document describes the Novozymes North America, Inc. Environmental Policy that provides the framework for the NZNA Environmental Quality System (EQS).


This document is applicable to all employees at NZNA.

Policy Statement

Novozymes North America, Inc. will maintain an Environmental Quality System to continually improve environmental performance. The EQS is based on the Novozymes environmental policy, relevant International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Charter Principles for Sustainable Development, applicable principles of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, and requirements of the ISO 14001 standard.

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NZNA Environmental Policy (Cont.)

Compliance is a Priority

The NZNA management team recognizes environmental management as an important management priority and as a key to sustainable development. Policies, programs, and practices for conducting operations in an environmentally sound manner will be established and maintained, using compliance with applicable federal, state, and local legal regulations as a starting point.

It is the responsibility of all NZNA employees to participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of EQS policies, programs, and practices.

Prevention of Pollution

We will implement practices to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, and reduce and beneficially reuse wastes.

Continual Improvement

NZNA will continually improve EQS policies, programs, and environmental performance, specifically taking into account technical developments, scientific understanding, and community expectations. Goals and objectives will be set and performance towards them periodically evaluated.

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NZNA Environmental Policy (Cont.)

Employee Education

NZNA will educate and train employees in the environmental aspects of their work activities and encourage them to conduct these activities in an environmentally responsible manner.

Prior Assessment

NZNA will assess environmental impacts before starting a new activity or project and, where feasible, implement measures to minimize environmental impacts.


NZNA will communicate the environmental policy, environmental practices, and progress towards environmental goals to employees and other stakeholders.

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Key Points of the Environmental Policy

  • Do it right! - Follow procedures to comply with regulations and NZNA requirements.

  • Keep it clean! -Prevent pollution by following instructions, preventing releases, and containing any that do occur.

  • Make it better! - Do your part by suggesting ideas for improvement through the use of Preventive Action Requests.

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Significant Aspects

  • Lab Waste

  • Unloading Ammonia Trucks

  • Use of Filter Pads in Recovery Plant

  • Maintenance Waste

  • General Solid Waste (Production)

  • Spent Bio-Mass Lime Operation

  • Raw Material Unloading

  • Freon Use in Chillers

  • General Water Usage

  • General Energy Usage

  • Granulation Micro-Dust

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Aspects for Objectives & Targets

  • Lab Waste

  • Unloading Ammonia Trucks

  • Use of Filter Pads in Recovery Plant

  • Maintenance Waste

  • General Solid Waste (Production)

  • Spent Bio-Mass Lime Operation

  • Raw Material Unloading

  • Freon Use in Chillers

  • General Water Usage

  • General Energy Usage

  • Granulation Micro Dust

  • Cooking Oil

  • Erosion

  • Disposable Serviceware in Cafeteria

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Legal & Other Requirements

  • Permits

  • Federal regulations

  • State regulations

  • Local regulations & ordinances

  • Pre-treatment requirements (ex. ICD)

  • Charters, associations, & agreements

  • Management directives

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NZNA Approach

  • Responsibility Matrix

    • Primary

    • Supporting

    • Communication

  • Applicability of charters

    • ICC Charter

    • UN Convention

  • Corporate directives for goals

  • Keeping up-to-date

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Employee Training Quiz

  • What are key points of the site Environmental Policy?

  • What are the site-wide Objectives & Targets?

  • What are the environmental aspects of your job duties?

  • What can you do to minimize environmental impact?

  • What do you do if there is a spill?

  • Preventative and Corrective Actions. What do you do if you see a problem, or see a way to improve?

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Integrating Environmental Into SOP’s

In order to support our Environmental Quality System (QS.EQ.1000 NNBNA ENVIROMENTAL POLICY), this system will be operated according to this procedure to reduce environmental impact and conserve natural resources whenever possible. This operating procedure was written and this system designed to accomplish these goals. All items in this procedure pertaining to EQS will be in bold type.

Work InstructionComment

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  • NNBNA Distribution Department Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Version:2 Prepared: MEdw File:W:\DIST_ISO\8600 No:8916.8600 Valid Date: 01/01/00 Page:1/1

  • Before starting the receiving of Raw Material Bulk Loads, the following needs to be checked:

  • Section 1: Driver Hook up and Emergency Information

  • Item # Description Checked

  • 1 Carrier name.

  • 2 Product and date.

  • 3 Does driver have MSDS for required materials?

  • Does driver have proper safety equipment? If not, provide and notify Purchasing.

  • 5 Has driver been informed of what to do during an emergency? i.e. eyewash stations, safety

  • showers, spill kit, and control room location.

  • 6 Has driver been in formed where process and storm drain are located?

  • 7 If trailer is unhooked from tractor chock wheels.

  • 8 Has QC approved material before hook up?

  • 9 Was receiving tank/silo locked prior to unloading? If not notify Supervisor.

  • 10 Has driver been informed of proper hook up line?

  • 11 Has driver connected ground strap to truck? (When unloading Sugar, Corn Starch, and Soy Grits)

  • 12 Does driver know to stay within 20 feet of controls during unloading?

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  • Section 2: Startup and disconnect Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Item # Description Checked

  • 1 Has control room confirmed tank capacity? If tank will not hold material call Purchasing.

  • 2 Are seals on tanker intact?

  • 3 If a leak occurs hit emergency shut off and contact distribution handler?

  • 4 Has material handler observed startup and ensured there are no leaks?

  • 5 Has material handler ensured drivers are wearing PPE?

  • 6 Has driver been informed to leave area clean?

  • Section 3: After receiving is complete

  • Item # Description Checked

  • Has station been checked for cleanliness? If station is left unacceptable, clean and notify Supervisor.

  • Has tank/silo been locked?

  • Completed by: _________________________________________ Date:______________

  • Section # Comments Initials


  • Initials: Corrected Problem: Work Order Written AR Written

  • Date: Yes No Yes No Yes No

  • W/O #:

  • Was Production Stopped: Yes No If yes explain.

  • Was Waste Management Notified Yes No

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2000 Objectives and Targets Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Improve hazardous waste management and measurement (Passed EPA/DENR Inspection)

  • Minimize potential for ammonia release during unloading operation (Alarms & procedures)

  • Reduce environmental impact from use of filter pads (Carryover to 2001)

  • Reduce volume of solid waste generated per NZNA unit Carryover to 2001)

  • Eliminate the disposal of cooking oil (Now recycled)

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2000 Objectives & Targets – Cont. Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Minimize excessive lime releases during lime unloading (Larger baghouse filter)

  • Evaluate and reduce the impact of raw material unloading on Stormwater runoff (Drain conversions & procedures)

  • Minimize the potential for Freon release (New Chiller & leak detection)

  • Increase eco-productivity index of general water usage (4% improvement)

  • Increase eco-productivity index of general energy usage (9% improvement)

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Primary Benefits Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Improved management of lab hazardous waste

  • Reduced impact on Stormwater

  • Reduced releases of Freon

  • Reduction in water and energy usage per unit of production

  • Identified opportunities for compliance improvement

  • Improved site-wide environmental awareness & understanding of environmental impacts

  • Dedicated “champions”

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Management Support Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Priorities

    • Stressed importance of implementation

    • Allocated personnel time for the project

    • Conducted frequent Management Reviews

  • Expenses

    • Internal Costs - $125,000

    • Consulting - 15,000

    • Certification - 11,200

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Challenges Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Personnel time to implement and maintain

  • Conflicting priorities

  • Keeping the system up-to-date as changes are made

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WHERE ARE WE HEADED? Bulk Receiving Checklist

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2001 Significant Aspects Bulk Receiving Checklist

Lab Waste

Unloading Ammonia Trucks

Use of Filter Pads in Recovery Plant

Maintenance Waste

General Solid Waste (Production)

Raw Material Unloading

Freon Use in Chillers

Process Wastewater Irrigation – Piping Failures

General Water Usage

General Energy Usage

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2001 Objectives & Targets Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Minimize Potential for Freon Releases

  • Increase Solid Waste Eco-productivity index by 5%

  • Increase Water Eco-productivity Index by 1.5%

  • Increase Energy Eco-productivity Index by 1.5%

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2001 Objectives & Targets – Cont. Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Measurement

  • Improve PWW Treatment Capacity

  • Evaluate Alternatives to Minimize Impact of PWW Spray Irrigation

  • Improve Prior Environmental Assessments of Process and Equipment Changes

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Assessment of Changes Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • New Raw Materials

  • Significantly Greater Amounts of Existing Raw Materials

  • Equipment Changes

  • New Processing Technology

  • Potential affects on compliance, waste treatment, recycling & disposal

  • New legal and other requirements

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Reaching Outside the Organization Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • EPA Multi-State Working Group

  • DENR State ISO 14001 Pilot

  • EPA Performance Track Program

  • UN Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Suppliers

    • Raw Materials

    • Transportation

  • Customers

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BALANCED Bulk Receiving Checklist


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Triple Bottom Line Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Financial

  • Environmental

  • Social

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Balanced Scorecard Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Year 2000 Goals

    • Water Eco-Productivity Index

    • ISO 14001 Certification

  • Site-wide Test & Dunking Booth

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Balanced Scorecard Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Year 2001

    • Solid Waste & Recycle EPI

    • Assessment of Changes

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SOURCES Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Industry Associations

  • Stakeholder Committees

  • Federal & State Registers

  • Update Newsletters

  • List Servers

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KEY AREAS Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Air Regulations

  • Water Regulations

  • Toxic Releases Inventory

  • New & Revised Regulations

  • Permit Rule Changes

  • Emission & Discharge Standards

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Criteria Pollutants Bulk Receiving Checklist







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NITROGEN OXIDES Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Formed when burning fossil fuels

    • Coal

    • Oil

    • Natural Gas

  • Contribute to Ozone formation

  • EPA NOx SIP Call – New State Rules

  • EPA nationwide regulatory approach

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PARTICULATES Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • General dust

  • <10 microns

  • <2.5 microns

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WATER REGULATIONS Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Nutrients

  • NC River Basin Rules

  • EPA – Total Maximum Daily Load

  • Triennial Review of State Water Quality Standards

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Toxic Releases Inventory Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Annual reporting

  • Listed compounds and compound categories

  • Threshold quantities

  • Releases, treatment, transfers, disposal, recycling

  • Approved methodologies

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ENVIRONMENTAL Bulk Receiving Checklist


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MIND BOGGLING! Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Federal Tax Code – Approximately 8,000 pages

  • Federal Environmental Regulations – Approximately 30,000 pages!

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CONTAMINATION LEVELS Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Percent (1/100)

  • Thousandth (1/1000)

  • PPM (1/1,000,000)

  • PPB (1/1,000,000,000)

  • PPT (1/1,000,000,000,000)

  • PPQ (1/1,000,000,000,000,000)

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TOXIC RELEASE REPORTING Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Emissions & discharges

  • Treatment

    • On-site

    • Off-site

  • Transfers

  • Recycling

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WELCOME TO Bulk Receiving ChecklistELM CITY

Founded 1843

Population 6478

Elevation 830

Total 9151

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RIVER CROSSING Bulk Receiving Checklist

100 ft. 10,000

10 ft. 1,000

1 ft 100

0.1 ft. 10

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Link to ISO 14001 Bulk Receiving Checklist

  • Determine environmental aspects and impacts

  • Focus on those than can pose a risk

  • Take a “Big Picture” approach

  • Continual improvement – focus on the long term - are you getting better over time?

  • “Sustainable Development”

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“Don’t emit or discharge into the earth’s environment at a rate greater than the earth can assimilate it.”