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<ul><li>Everyone has the right ­  </li></ul><ul><li>to an environment that is not harmful to their  health or well-being; ...
<ul><ul><li>prevent pollution and ecological degradation;  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promote conservation; and  </li></ul...
<ul><li>EIA – The Grandpa of them all </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive Management </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Auditing  </li...
<ul><li>In the past EIA was focused on:  </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Pr...
<ul><li>Today EIA focuses on: </li></ul><ul><li>Social Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Ecosystem loss: Habitat loss, degradation, fragmentation & change </li></ul><ul><li>Overexploitation </li></ul><ul...
 
 
 
<ul><li>A management tool... </li></ul><ul><li>A process standard…. </li></ul><ul><li>A guideline to define... </li></ul><...
<ul><li>A structured, iterative process of optimal decision making in the face of uncertainty; </li></ul><ul><li>with an a...
<ul><li>Testing Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally recognized </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by supply chain pressure (export!) </l...
<ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Paper work exercise? </li></ul><ul><li>Loose focus on environmental performance </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Plan – Identify impacts on environment, correlate </li></ul><ul><li>impacts with activities (aspects), rate signif...
<ul><li>SIGNIFICANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Note: No specific ISO 14001 formulae for determining t he significance of an enviro...
 
<ul><li>Perception of risk </li></ul><ul><li>» Compliance risks - changes in laws  and understanding the potential liabili...
•  PG&E - $30 billion company •  Hexavalent chromium used  as a corrosion inhibitor •  Holding ponds were unlined •  Hinkl...
<ul><li>Do  you have what it takes to be an environmental auditor? </li></ul>
What is wrong with this photo?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plan  –  Do  –  Check  –  Act
Plan  –  Do  –  Check  –  Act
Plan  –  Do  –  Check  –  Act
<ul><li>Need: </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities to be defined, documented and communicated </li></ul><ul><li>Ma...
<ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><li>Document responsibilities in each procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss resource requirements...
<ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><li>Training Needs Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Training Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Awarene...
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A short presentation to Rotary Clubs about environmental management in South Africa.

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  1. 2. <ul><li>Everyone has the right ­ </li></ul><ul><li>to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and </li></ul><ul><li>to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that ­ </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><ul><li>prevent pollution and ecological degradation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promote conservation; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development . </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>EIA – The Grandpa of them all </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive Management </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Auditing </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>In the past EIA was focused on: </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Protection </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Today EIA focuses on: </li></ul><ul><li>Social Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity Theory </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Ecosystem loss: Habitat loss, degradation, fragmentation & change </li></ul><ul><li>Overexploitation </li></ul><ul><li>Invasive species, GMOs </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution or toxification of soil, water, atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>A management tool... </li></ul><ul><li>A process standard…. </li></ul><ul><li>A guideline to define... </li></ul><ul><li>• What to do? </li></ul><ul><li>• Who should do it? </li></ul><ul><li>• How to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>• When to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>• How had it been done? </li></ul><ul><li>• How to do it better next time around </li></ul>Environmental Management Systems
  8. 12. <ul><li>A structured, iterative process of optimal decision making in the face of uncertainty; </li></ul><ul><li>with an aim to reducing uncertainty over time via system monitoring. </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>Testing Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul>
  10. 15. <ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally recognized </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by supply chain pressure (export!) </li></ul><ul><li>Easily recognized by Customers </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates good management </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Consistency of operation </li></ul><ul><li>Route to redress if problems arise </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>Paper work exercise? </li></ul><ul><li>Loose focus on environmental performance </li></ul><ul><li>Cost? </li></ul>
  12. 17. <ul><li>Plan – Identify impacts on environment, correlate </li></ul><ul><li>impacts with activities (aspects), rate significance, decide on performance indicators and targets, ensure legal compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Implement – set up methods, procedures, train personnel & contractors, record </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor / check - monitor performance, use performance indicators, analyse data, check legal compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Act - Review & improve </li></ul>
  13. 18. <ul><li>SIGNIFICANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Note: No specific ISO 14001 formulae for determining t he significance of an environmental aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Important factors to consider: </li></ul><ul><li>Is the impact ACTUAL or POTENTIAL? </li></ul><ul><li>NORMAL, ABNORMAL, EMERGENCY </li></ul><ul><li>CONSEQUENCE </li></ul><ul><li>» i.e. scale of event, toxicity and mobility of substances involved, quantities, sensitivity of receptors. </li></ul><ul><li>PROBABILITY </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency, likelihood, control measures </li></ul>
  14. 20. <ul><li>Perception of risk </li></ul><ul><li>» Compliance risks - changes in laws and understanding the potential liability </li></ul><ul><li>» Operational risks – down time, labor issues, etc </li></ul><ul><li>» Financial risks - Asset valuation, insurance costs, accounting issues, lender involvement and interest </li></ul><ul><li>» Public relation / reputational risks - “license to operate” </li></ul>
  15. 21. • PG&E - $30 billion company • Hexavalent chromium used as a corrosion inhibitor • Holding ponds were unlined • Hinkley Town used groundwater for drinking • US$333 million direct-action settlement • Hexavalent chromium - widely used in RSA
  16. 22. <ul><li>Do you have what it takes to be an environmental auditor? </li></ul>
  17. 23. What is wrong with this photo?
  18. 32. Plan – Do – Check – Act
  19. 33. Plan – Do – Check – Act
  20. 34. Plan – Do – Check – Act
  21. 35. <ul><li>Need: </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities to be defined, documented and communicated </li></ul><ul><li>Management to provide sufficient resources (incl. human and technological) </li></ul><ul><li>Specific management representative (Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Manager or EMS Coordinator) </li></ul>
  22. 36. <ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><li>Document responsibilities in each procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss resource requirements in meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Official appointment of Environ Rep representatives </li></ul>
  23. 37. <ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><li>Training Needs Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Training Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Job specific </li></ul><ul><li>Informal discussions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Toolbox Talk” sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Photos of employees </li></ul><ul><li>Keep training records of formal training </li></ul>
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    May. 10, 2020

A short presentation to Rotary Clubs about environmental management in South Africa.

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