Adopting ISO 14000 Standard Analytical Essay by Mr

Looks at the use of the ISO 14000 standard to implement better and safer environmental standards for all forms of pollution at the company Energex.
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Description:

This paper explains that companies and organizations develop and implement an environment management system, which is a set of processes, procedures and practices, to help the organization adopt the internationally defined ISO 14000 Standard. After reviewing the ISO 14000 Standard, the author describes the coal-fired power plants of the company Energex and five of its environmental pollution issues. The paper identifies the core causes of these issues and makes recommendation that will enable Energex to meet this standard.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
What is ISO 14000 Standard?
Company Profile
Environmental Pollution Issue at Energex
Awareness Problem of Environmental Problems
Outdated Equipment
Lack of Training and Resources
Conclusion and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Energex uses large quantities of coal in its power plants. Consequently this process produces tons of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds. Although these compounds are emitted into the air, not only that the air around the complex is polluted such compounds are often absorbed through the air and subsequently when it rains it comes back to the ground in what has been described as Acid rain which filters into the ground causing soil pollution in the region. Plants and vegetation including food crops are affected in many ways. The dangers of coal pollution resulting from coal-fired power plants such as the ones used by Energex could not be understated. It is a fact scientifically demonstrated that coal fired power plants produce so much green house gasses which not only damages the quality of air, but also has serious ramifications for the land and soil qualities.
"The consequences of coal pollution are significant and have serious health problems for humans and animals alike. In fact the location of Energex Company right on the banks of a river means that the pollution from Energex is not only restricted to air and soil, but also to the rivers and water which is a source of drinking water for many towns along the river as it empties into the Atlantic."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • About ISO (n.d) Accessed November 26, 2012 from http://www.iso.org/iso/about.htm
  • Clements, R.B 1996, Complete Guide to ISO 14000, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.Environmental Protection Agency, (n.d) "Environmental Management Systems" Accessed on November 26, 2012 from http://www.epa.gov/ems/
  • Gastl, R 2009, CIP in Environmental Management, English management summary of: Gastl, R 2009, Kontinuierliche Verbesserung im Umweltmanagement - die KVP- Forderung der ISO 14001 in Theorie und Unternehmenspraxis, 2nd Edition, vdf, Zurich-Switzerland.<http://www.envirocip.com/downloadables/summary-of-basic- cip-concept.html
  • The Daily Green (n.d) A Few Questions for EPA on Coal and Global Warming, Accessed on November 26, from : http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/global-warming-47110711#ixzz2DN2nSKVD

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