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Sustainability

Sustainability Management Systems

ISO14001 and Responsible Care

Industrial extension sustainability management systems will help you continually strive to improve your processes, and the impact they have on the environment.

Are you interested in learning more about how to reduce the negative impact your operation has on the environment? Are you unclear about what permits, practices, or policies you need to have in place regarding your operation? Do you want to do more to protect the environment, but are not sure how or where to start?

We offer assistance with a variety of sustainability management systems including ISO14000, responsible care, and custom developed systems. We have a variety of experience in implementation across several different industries. We can provide assistance ranging from a resource to help guide your efforts to management of your entire sustainability program.

We understand the development and implementation of a sustainability management system can be an overwhelming task. That is why we offer a step-by-step approach to implementing an effective, compliant quality management system customized to your specific operation. Each step of the process is provided as a separate project, allowing clients to proceed at their own pace, as time and business conditions allow.

  • Gap analysis  
  • Management overview training 
  • Employee overview training 
  • Internal auditor training  
  • System development/documentation development
  • System maintenance/retainers 
  • Internal audits

To learn more contact:
Gerald Biser
304.290.8425
gerald.biser@mail.wvu.edu

E3. . . Energy-Efficiency-Environment

Industrial extension can help you become more efficient, while saving money, and helping the environment through our E3 assessment.

Industrial extension, the West Virginia MEP, and the West Virginia Division of Energy have partnered to bring a multifunctional assessment to you free of charge. The E3 approach ensures that all aspects of your business that have an impact on cost and environment are optimized.

The energy assessment will provide a comprehensive review of all systems that consume energy including electricity, compressed air, HVAC, lighting, motors, and other equipment. The assessment will also review your billing rates and structure to make sure you are being billed properly.

The efficiency assessment will provide a comprehensive review of your processes, as compared to other world class manufacturing organizations. The assessment combines interview questions and plant floor observations aimed at providing valuable input for process improvements.

The environmental assessment will provide a review of all programs in place, to help ensure you are on the right track to a sustainable future and that you have a minimal impact on your surroundings.

  • Energy / Identify opportunities for reduced consumption
  • Efficiency / Identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Environment / Analysis of programs and efforts

To learn more contact:
David Carrick
412.327.9119
david.carrick@mail.wvu.edu