• Compliance Auditing and Self-Assessment Programs

  • To reduce environmental risks and foster continuous improvement, we have implemented Environmental Compliance Audit and Self-Assessment Programs. Through these programs, facility and company-wide operations undergo periodic evaluations of how they are meeting regulations and the effectiveness of our environmental management system.

    We use a holistic approach for auditing a broad range of company activities. Each operating area is required to participate in periodic audits of their facilities or programs. They also are routinely asked to self-assess their operations to ensure day-to-day activities are in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and in conformance with company policies and procedures. After any audit or review is complete, findings and recommended areas of improvement are entered into an environmental audit tracking system. Corrective action tasks are issued to responsible management teams and tracked to ensure appropriate resolution of the identified risks.

    We also designate an environmental compliance officer for each of our facilities. Compliance officers are responsible for certifying each facility quarterly. The certification is intended to attest that facility operations and activities were conducted during the quarter in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as verified through the Environmental Compliance Audit and Self-Assessment Programs and other routine site compliance inspections.

    Environmental Audit Protocols:

    • Environmental Management System
    • PCBs
    • Spill Prevention
    • Air Quality
    • Water Quality
    • Non-Hazardous, Hazardous and Universal Waste Management
    • Storage Tanks
    • Community Right-to-Know
    • Endangered Species Act
    • Pesticide Use
    • Chemical Use/Hazardous Material Management