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Jonathan Nwagbaraocha, Enhesa: Business Implications of Emissions Reporting (PRTR)
 

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    Jonathan Nwagbaraocha, Enhesa: Business Implications of Emissions Reporting (PRTR) Jonathan Nwagbaraocha, Enhesa: Business Implications of Emissions Reporting (PRTR) Presentation Transcript

    • Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 1
    • Overview Global PRTR Programs Around the World: Pollutant Emission Reporting Programs Challenges for Multinational Companies Understanding different reporting requirements Analyzing and submitting large amounts of data Keeping up-to-date about global PRTR developments Managing Your Reputation Summary and Parting Thoughts PRTR Compliance Cocktail © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 2
    • Around the WorldSource: PRTR.net - http://www.prtr.net/links_e.cfm © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 3
    • Companies with Multiple Facilities Reporting 28% operate 1-10 facilities required to report emissions under PRTR schemes. 46% operate 51-more facilities required to report emission under PRTR schemes. © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 4
    • Challenges for Multinational Companies Understanding differences Submitting data Tracking changes Managing reputation © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 5
    • Understanding PRTR Differences TRI NPRI RETC © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 6
    • Substances Required to Report Number of Reportable Substances 700 623 600 500 400 364 300 354 200 91 115 100 93 104 0 United States (TRI) European Spain Union Canada (European (European Australia PRTR) (NPRI) PRTR) (NPI) Mexico (RETC) Japan (Japanese PRTR) © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 7
    • Digesting Large Volume of Data © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 8
    • Annual Working Hours Spent Preparing ReportsIn an 2011 Information Collection Request, it was estimated that the working hoursto complete US TRI Form R involved 116.547 annual working hours. Estimated Working Hours – Israel PRTR Pilot Study Lowest Average Highest US Cost Mexico Canada (USD) Cost Cost (MXN) (CAD) Initially 70 300 900 6525 50265 9225 Following 30 90 200 1450 11168 2050 Years © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 9
    • Facility Certification – Compiling Data 44% use a corporate software system that facilities used to gather and analyze data. © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 10
    • Validating Data Facility Certification Government Evaluation © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 11
    • Certification and Validation of Data Submitted Are your emission measurements carried out or validated by an accredited body? 17% Always 28% Usually Sometimes 22% Never 33% © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 12
    • Keeping up-to-date © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting Slide 13
    • Keeping Up-to-date – Potential Solutions Using internal legal staff to track Hiring external regulatory tracking services Relying on free publications/news source © Enhesa, Global Pollutant Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Reporting 14 Programs, 12 November 2009
    • Managing Reputation © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting Slide 15
    • Managing Your Reputation Chart/Map: •Norway Year •Japan •United Interactive States HTML •European Report: Union (and Location •United member States states) •Australia •Canada Chemicals •European Release Union (and member states) •Norway Industry Excel Spreadsheet •Mexico •Japan © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 16
    • Name and Shame Experience? Have any of your facilities ever been identified as one of the largest polluters in its region/water-basin/industry? 20% Yes No 80% © Enhesa 2009, Global Pollutant Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs, 12 November 2009 17
    • Right to Operate at Risk? 13% have experienced problems obtaining permits as a result of the emissions they reported. © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 18
    • Corporate Reporting Do you proactively communicate about your emissions to stakeholders? Yes 48% No 52% © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 19
    • Summary - Key Elements of PRTR Reporting Accurate Data Collection Effective analysis of data Thorough understanding of legal requirements Effective Compliance with Pollutant Reporting Programs © Enhesa 2012, Business Implications: Global Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting 20