This management system provides support for achieving the goals of our environmental policy and managing the interaction between plants and corporate services. It enables us to identify our strengths and weaknesses, control and reduce our environmental impacts, play a pro-active role in developing towards new legislation, minimise environmental risks and costs and retain and improve social trust and customer satisfaction.
Our EMS lays down the environmental policy and objectives that provide the framework for the day-to-day activities and for environmental initiatives and action programmes within the Group.
It describes the environmental roles, responsibilities and organisation at plant and group level.
It further provides a framework for communication, reporting and sharing of environment-related information and technology, for monitoring, auditing and evaluation of environmental performances, for taking corrective and preventive action and for ensuring “Green Purchasing” practices.
Finally it includes procedures to guarantee high standards of environmental protection, compliance with existing and new (upcoming) regulation and continuous improvement of environmental performance.
AGC group objectives for 2020
At group level, key performance indicators (KPIs) have been selected.
The targets must be achieved at group level by 2020 using 2006 as the baseline year.
We are committed to developing a long-term process of continuous improvement to enhance environmental protection.
Implementation and operations
AGC Glass Europe has assigned responsibilities to all relevant levels and positions within the group, has set up communication tools and established procedures to monitor compliance with legislation and our policy
Measuring, recording, monitoring, auditing and reviewing
AGC Glass Europe has its own laboratories and even a mobile laboratory. These facilities work according to the latest standards, and are available for measuring emissions from the plants.