Presentation on theme: "By Derek Doherty Operations Director Presentation 4 th December 2013."— Presentation transcript:
by Derek Doherty Operations Director Presentation 4 th December 2013
Rich Sauces was founded in 1985 by Trevor Kells The business is privately owned We manufacture a broad range of the highest quality mayonnaise, sauces, dressings and bouillons Our factory is located in Newtownards We supply customers in UK, Ireland, USA, Middle East & Europe Company Background
Why does an SME need to have an environmental policy when we have very little waste? We only have a few pallets of compacted waste going to landfill every 4-5 weeks We attended a seminar in 2007 which highlighted the need to look at waste streams entering the factory and the impact this had on waste internally and externally Although at this stage we had no written policy we began our environmental journey Do we need an Environmental Policy?
We assessed our energy and waste streams: Water – mains water Electricity – lighting / refrigeration Dry Waste – paper / cardboard / plastic / wood Wet Waste – wash water / waste product / effluent Train Staff – buy in and accountability Key Factors in our Policy
Meter and measure water volumes Reduce hose dimensions / attach guns to hoses, for example: 1” hose = 60lpm x 12hrs = 43,200L ¾” hose = 40lpm x 12hrs =28,800L ½” hose = 25lpm x 12hrs =18,800L The operatives complained about reduced water pressure and increased wash down time. We stated to operatives that this was are new policy and it will take longer Reduce rinse cycles for CIP system (subsequent impact on hygiene results) Staff awareness - turn off taps / never leave hoses running / attach guns to hoses at all times Water
Measure where the electricity is going Explore market tariffs – are we on the right tariff Staff training: turn off lights, installation of PIR sensors for offices and factory, and make people responsible for checking Power factor correction Refrigeration – update to inverter pack system Change lighting to energy efficient were practical – we have adopted a change as they blow policy Inverters for motors over 2.2kw Example Outside security lights 22 x 400w x 10hours = £4818 per annum Change to 125w led 22 x 125w x 10hours = £1505 Electricity
How do we separate our waste which is currently going to compactor/landfill? Cardboard - 7 Tonne per annum Plastic – ½ Tonne Metal – 2 Tonne Secondary plastic – 1 Tonne General waste – 8 Tonne The benefit from separating this waste is that we now have an income from this waste stream, we have reduced our landfill costs by 50% Dry Waste
Meter the WTP and assess overall volume What can we take out at source – start up and final production 300-500lpw - this is recycled by a 3 rd party for bio-diesel Example: 2008 WTP cost £53,000 per annum Investment £65,000 Target figure £30,000 Payback 34 months Review annually to improve 2014 approx spend £22,000 Possibilities to reduce this further: Anaerobic digestion / de-watering system / composting Wet Waste / Effluent
After all this hard work the company can consider itself to be Environmental experts…or so we thought. Stem contacted Rich Sauces in December 2012 to assess our EMS and conduct a free audit with a view to completing ISO 14001 We soon realised that although we were committed on the practical aspects we had no written policy with no real targets or aspirations How Stem Continue to Add Value
With Stem’s help we started to build an Environmental Management System which would compliment our previous endeavours. We achieved our accreditation on 1 st August 2013, 8 months after being introduced to Stem. We have benefited from their experience and networking forums which has allowed us to explore other revenue streams whilst meeting our targets and obligations. By using the sustainable plan which Stem have provided we will continue to learn and develop our Environmental strategy How Stem Continue to Add Value
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