Under the influence of stakeholders, especially contractors including the government, customers, partners, suppliers and even employees, you must guide and adapt your practices to reduce your ecological footprint.
What are the steps ? From awareness, to demonstrate an approach, towards continuous improvement, from diagnosis to the implementation of corrective actions and follow-up to ensure performance.
These steps lead to protocols and possibly process modifications aimed at demonstrating your commitment to optimizing not only your industrial environmental performance, but also your internal environmental management.
Here are the steps to commit to reducing your ecological footprint :
First step : awareness
Awareness is a questioning of your ways of doing things and the internal ethics of the company, it is the trigger to put in place a process of change to take action.
Second step : diagnosis
The diagnosis allows you to have an objective and measured inventory, to do this, you must analyze your processes, collect and analyze all the relevant information related to the various surrounding ecosystems (industrial discharges into water, soil, atmospheric , noise, work environment, etc.). his allows you to assess the levels and types of interventions in order to prioritize those that will optimize your activities that impact the environment. This step also involves using diagnostic tools adapted to the context: i.e. measurement and sampling systems.
Third step : the intervention
The implementation of corrective actions by your company is directly related to the priorities that you plan following your diagnosis and your commitment to reduce your ecological footprint. We make adjustments to the materials used (petroleum products, metals, etc.), change of service providers (savings, methods, proximity), treatment of discharges (improvement of processes), modification, adjustment or optimization of machines and systems as needed.
Fourth step : Coordination of corrective actions and follow-up implementation
Accompaniment process by experts in process and also in measurements and sampling of air, water or soil to ensure that the desired improvements apply.
What to remember when adopting new eco-responsible practices
First, you will reap underestimated benefits, including :
- Increase your credibility vis-à-vis stakeholders ;
- Compliance with good practices for diagnosis, corrective actions, validation and preventive monitoring ;
- Reduction of your ecological footprint by respecting environmental standards.
Discover the technology that will allow you to reduce your ecological footprint in our following article : “Measurement and sampling technology to reduce your ecological footprint”