March 5, 2012
Riordan Manufacturing wants to improve its sustainability practices. In this paper Learning Team C summarizes the business sustainability assessment worksheets on Table one containing objectives, targets, and programs involving sustainability. The next section identifies and summarizes the relevant technologies, strategies, products, and practices that increase sustainability. Learning Team C also identifies three best practices that Riordan Manufacturing should consider implementing by describing new items or practices to implement, a summary of cost-benefits, justify why benefits outweigh the costs, and implementation steps for the new items. The last section is a discussion about if the EMS recommendations eliminate the need to comply with state or federal regulations.
Environmental policy requires objectives that focus environmental actions to achieve targets using quantifiable measures with specific endpoints that relate to the objectives and develop progressive goals that responsible parties’ actions must achieve. In the appendix Table one Development of Environmental Policy Commitment is an assessment summary of nonsustainable processes, objectives, targets, programs, and responsible parties representing Riordan Manufacturing four locations Michigan, California, Georgia, and China.
Policy commitment contains development for nonsustainable initiatives that Riordan should commit to resolve at each facility. Objectives provide the specificity of nonsustainable operational areas that align to specific task for focusing resources and efforts. Targets are quantifiable goals in percentages and with definite ending points for concluding actions that reflect periods of a year or months. The environmental programs are a result from planning activities by the responsible party who is accountable for the activities of the implementation team.
The responsible party...