Environmental Management Systems Handbook for Refineries

1st Edition

Polution Prevention Through ISO 14001



This book offers refineries a practical guide for implementing environmental management systems (EMS).The author, who has implemented hundreds of successful EMS programs throughout North America, Europe, Russia and the Middle East, provides a detailed explanation of what an EMS is and how it can benefit refinery operations in complying with environmental laws and improving the overall efficiency of their operations. The author’s approach has been recognized internationally as an integrated model that captures improved compliance and financial savings by reducing operating costs through dedicated pollution prevention programs.

Table of Contents

About the Author Preface 1 Is Compliance Enough? Introduction Environmental Cost Accounting Liabilities for Simply Meeting Minimum Compliance Requirements Understanding the Elements of an EMS 2 Getting an EMS Started Introduction Practical Aspects of an EMS Examples of EMSs Defining Pollution Prevention and Related Terminology Pollution Prevention within the Context of an EMS The Initial Environmental Review 3 Integrating Cleaner Production with an EMS Introduction The Link between Pollution Prevention and an EMS Integrating EMS and CP/P2 The Role of an Environmental Management Information System Recommended References 4 Improving Competitiveness through an EMS Introduction Benefits That Improve Competitiveness A Case Study on Greening the Supply Chain Greening the Supply Chain 5 Conducting Cleaner Production Audits Introduction In-Plant Assessment and Pollution Prevention The Environmental Management Hierarchy Reasons to Prevent Pollution Improving Product Quality through Total Quality Environmental Management Steps to Conducting CP/P2 Audits Toolkit and Worksheets 6 IER Case Study Introduction The Methodology Applied Environmental Management System Structure The Initial Environmental Review Final Remarks 7 Cleaner Production Case Studies Introduction CP/P2 Case Study at the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company, Zarqa, Jordan CP/P2 Case Study at the Chevron Products Company, Richmond Refinery, United States CP/P2 Case Study at the Beijing Yanshan Chemical Corporation, China CP/P2 Case Study at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Gujarat Refinery, Vaodara, India CP/P2 Case Study at California Refineries Index


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