Measuring, recording, monitoring and auditing are all essential for a good environmental management system.
An IT tool offers an integrated solution to information sharing. The reporting tool houses all of the data and permits real-time sharing of environmental accidents and notification of non-compliances and environmental information. It also allows users to establish and monitor action plans, and reporting is handled automatically. The web-based application, which users can access from any computer in the company, enables relevant sites to take action where necessary, and provides accurate environmental performance information (monthly KPIs, annual environmental reporting, etc.).
AGC Glass Europe has its own laboratories. These facilities work according to the latest standards. Members of the Sustainability & Product Stewardship Department and environmental specialists in the Group also carry out audits on environmental topics (e.g. air, water, soil or noise). These audits are planned on an annual basis but may also be carried out on special request (e.g. for due diligence). At Group level all relevant information is gathered to review the Group’s environmental performance and compliance in the environmental management review committee.
The Management Review Committee, made up of the Division heads, the head of Sales & Marketing and the Environmental Manager Representative, reviews the implementation and performance of the EMS and the attainment of group objectives. Also reviewed are the results of audits and non-compliance reports and the impact of new or upcoming environmental legislation on products and investments.