Environmental Operations Management Designs in Compliance with Environment
While designing new packaging, products, processes, factories or offices, their full compliance with environmental laws should be checked. In new designs, systems which are recently invented, and which will further protect the environment should be used.
Forklifts using LPG should be used when possible in the factory while electric forklifts should be used indoors. Maintenance of forklifts is performed regularly. Waste from forklift maintenance is disposed of in a manner that is compliant with legislation.
The type of waste generated at CCI locations, recyclable solid wastes, where and how to collect them, the amount of waste and whether to remove them from the collection area are determined. The hazardous waste of the factory is determined by the Environmental Coordinator by considering the provisions of relevant regulations, and the storage and removal methods are appointed according to the same regulations. Recyclable waste, hazardous waste, and medical waste are stored separately in the factory. Wastes which may not be recycled are collected and disposed of separately from recyclable waste.
Rainwater Pollution Prevention
Rainwater drainage channels are marked on a project plan showing all infrastructure drainage channels at CCI locations. The contamination of rainwater with substances hazardous to the environment through chemical diffusion or contamination of wastewater generated from the processes via channels in the factory is brought under control. Operators are trained on preventing the contamination of rainwater.
All process and domestic wastewater at CCI locations are processed (local treatment facility, neutralization, central treatment facility, etc.) as required in order to discharge them to the receiving environment in compliance with discharging standards without harming the environment. The operation and analysis methods and the principles of local treatment facility are described in the relevant procedures/guidelines. The required intervention in case of nonconformities in the quality of the treated water from the wastewater facility is made by the Treatment Facility Operator under the supervision of the Quality Assurance Chief. The central treatment facilities are periodically visited, and discharge water analysis results are taken. In case of nonconformity, a Corrective/Preventive action is taken.
Environmental Risk Assessment and Generating Control Plans
The environmental aspects which constitute a potential risk to the environmental pollution and ecological balance at CCI locations are determined. The environmental risk is scored on this list and the control measures for important environmental risks are determined. An action plan (Environmental Program) is prepared for medium and high risks, and it is updated in case of environmental accident, process amendment, new line installation, or legislation amendment is reviewed once every year.
To determine the effects of the noise on environment and employees at CCI locations, necessary assessments are conducted regularly. If the noise level exceeds the standards in the assessment, then necessary improvements are performed. The purpose is to reduce noise at its source.