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May 08, 2013

KBAM: Environmental Management– Controlling System

What- In the environmental management, there are two main environmental technologies: controlling and preventing. This blog will talk about the controlling system. One of the method in the controlling system is End-of-Pipe Solution System. The strength is that it does not need to be designed in the product so any organisation can implement it in the existing process. It seeks to minimise the waste AFTER the the pollution created, and it is a cost effective manner.

Why- This is a very straightforward approach for a company that cares about the environment. The general process of this system is very clear. Although it may not be an effective system to collect and disposal waste for any types company, it is still a good starting point to the company's environmental management. It also gives a me a direction to think about how WaveRiders or my future company can deal with the waste and pollution.

How- I am thinking about how to apply this system into WaveRiders company. I understand that this system will need to be adjusted before implement it. Because I just start to study the End-of-Pipe Solution System, there are many questions in my mind that need to be answer by reading the Christie's book. It is too early to tell you that how can I apply it to WaveRiders Company thoughtfully. I will start to identify what possible wastes could be generated in each following stages: production process, pollution capture, disposal, product consumption and disposal. Moreover, it seems that this system could be only applied to the production process, and it ignores the water usage or electricity wates created by employees. Therefore, an additional approach need to be found out to help WaveRiders to achieve the Environmental friendly excellence.

April 30, 2013

KBAM: Environmental Management

What-Environmental management has a very important role in Asset Management. It is quite often related to Social Cooperate Responsibility. Why company invests time and financial resources in environmental management? One of the reasons is to create a environmentally sound image of the company, or it is to achieve sustainable growth by reducing cost of production. It is a win-win strategy for most of the company that cares about environmental management.

Why-Companies are run by people. And people are part of the nature and part of the big environment. I am very sure that a company can achieve very short term benefit but can not survive for a long time if it ignores the environmental factors. The cost of the ignorance could be huge. As Hutchinson and Hutchinson (1997) point out, being a environmental friendly has an opportunity to increase competitiveness. The idea of Environmental Management inspires and tells me to not forget the impact of environment, either positive or negative, a company can make.

How-Environmental management is certainly matter to an resturant. One of the key concern of most of the resturant in China is about reducing and recycling waste. Especially, if a resutrant is open in the resedential area, which is quite often the case in China, how to reduce the fog from cooking is important. In addition, I am thinking to design by myself or ask expert to design a water recycle system. I think the water for washing vegetables can be reused for flushing the toilets. There are many little things I can do to, and the most important thing is to share and increase the awareness of environment. Shorterism may be the main barriers and challenges.

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