Everite ISO 14001
Water and Air Monitoring
Decommissioning of the Asbestos dump.
Monitoring and Measurement
There is a monthly monitoring and measurement programme in place at Everite where air quality is being monitored and measured. Site investigation will also be conducted and the findings will be listed.
Air quality includes monthly gravimetrical dust fallout as passive sampling and PM10, CO, CO2 and VOC as active sampling. Gravimetrical Dust Fallout is measured in the 8 main wind directions.
- Gravimetrical Dust Fallout – (milligram/square meter/day) or (mg/m2/day)
Indicative Active Sampling
- Dust - PM10 (milligram/cubic meter) or (mg/m3)
- CO2 - (ppm)
- CO - (ppm)
- VOC - (ppm)
ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Implementation
The ISO certification schedule is based on a three year cycle of which Everite will now effectively enter the initial certification period. Everite is currently in the checking phase of implementation and expecting to be certified by DEKRA by November 2011.
The certification audit will cover all the operations existing within Everite and covers the phases of design, training and ultimately the implementation.
This ISO 14001:2004 Management system is driven by continual improvement by a group of Everite ISO representatives with a focus on prevention through the principles planning, implementation, checking and corrective action, and management review directed in the organization’s Environmental Policy.
Decommissioning of the Asbestos dump
Everite has been manufacturing building material containing asbestos for more than sixty years. In conjunction, they have also operated an Asbestos Dump on the same site. Due to the health concerns regarding the use of asbestos in building products, and the problems associated with the disposal of asbestos, Everite investigated alternative methods and subsequently converted to NUTEC, a totally asbestos free product that has the same properties as asbestos.
The dumpsite has reached final height in 2009. After that period no more asbestos waste has been accepted. The time to formally close the dump by means of a consultative process with the authorities has been reached.
Environmental Assurance has been appointed to facilitate this process. The purpose of this Environmental Progress Report is to give feedback on the status of the Everite Dump Closure project.