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Environmental
Management &
Sustainability

ALEX HETHERINGTON

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Benefits Beyond Compliance

Libstar Manufacturing Forum


May 24 2012

Irene Country Club

ALEX HETHERINGTON
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Benefits Beyond Compliance

Agenda

1.
Environmental legislation and policy

2.
Increasing consumer demand

3.
Best practice

4.
Steps to implementing sustainability












Sustainable Development

“… ability to meet the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their
own needs”

-

Brundtland Commission on Sustainable Development “Our Common Future”

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Policy & legislationm
-

primary

SA

Constitution



Section 24

-
Right to an environment
that is not harmful

-
Right to have

the
environment protected
for present and future
generations

Section 38

-
Right

to approach courts

NEMA 1998

Purpose

-
Co
-
operative

env
. governance

-
Promote public participation

Principles

-
Sustainable

development

-
Precautionary principle

-
Polluter pays principle

Enforcement

-
DG or Prov.

Head of
Dept



Env
. Management
Inspectors

-
Green Scorpions

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Policy & legislation
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specifics

NEM:Air

Quality Act

2004



-
Emission licenses for

particular
activities

-
Ambient air quality

NEM:Waste

Act
2008



-
Handling and disposal

of waste
in environmentally sound
manner

-
Extended producer responsibility

National Water Act 1998



-
Water use

-
Water quality

-
Water protection

NEM:Biodiversity

Act 2004

-
Management &

conservation of SA’s biodiversity

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Other policy & legislation

Environment

Conservation Act 1989

National Heritage
Resources

Act 1999

-
Protection & management of defined

resources,
eg
. cultural

Integrated Coastal
Management Act 2008


-
Integrated and sustainable

development of coastal zone

Hazardous
Substances

Act 1973

-
Control of hazardous substances

Marine Living Resources Act 1998



-
Conservation of marine ecosystems

-
Sustainable

utilisation of marine resources

2.
King Code of Governance Principles for South Africa 2009 (King III)


best practice










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Other ‘legislative’ drivers

1.
Companies Act (2008)



“to act in the best interests of the company”.













3.
Integrated Report


form of communication with all stakeholders


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Future policy/legislation

1. National greenhouse gas targets

34% by 2020

42% by 2025












2. Carbon tax

Second paper for public discussion due

Proposes: R120/tonne (10% pa thereafter)




2013/14
-
2020












3. Price hikes

Electricity


15,33%; 13,5%; 16,09%

Water












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Consumer perspectives

Consumer Protection Act 2011

Information on environmental impact of goods/services












Purchasing preference

Carbon Trust: April 2012


Generation Y

(18
-
25 yrs)














82% believe recent disasters are a result of climate change













64% consider the environmental impact of the products they buy













80%
-

companies should be obliged to reduce carbon footprints













86%
-

want favourite brands to reduce carbon footprint












30%
-

currently look for carbon information on products they buy












76%
-

would be more loyal to a brand if it was demonstrating
carbon reduction












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Measuring environmental impact and sustainability

1.
Define boundaries

-

organisational




-

operational

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Carbon

Energy

Water

Waste

2.
Data intensive
-

management




3.
Appoint responsibility


4.
Report and analyse


5.
Explain trends

Link environmental savings to financial savings!

Best practice


Strategy


why and how

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Define boundaries


Establish team & determine responsibility


Measure


Set targets


Report to stakeholders

Leading lights

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Target:
Reduce emissions 12%/FTE; 2007
-
15


Achieved:
13% energy reduction/FTE;

Carbon neutrality


Interventions:
Motion sensors, heat pumps, building



retrofitting; offsetting


Financial investment:
R6,6 million (excl. offsetting)


Financial savings:
R36 million


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Target:
Reduce absolute emissions 10% by 2009
-
12


Achieved:

29% energy efficiency at Medupi


expansion; 60% reduction in eco
-


friendly housing; 17% savings
from


co
-
generation at
Namakwa Sands

Interventions:
wind & solar; co
-
generation; carbon credit
trading


Financial savings:
R21 million per year


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Target:
Reduce emissions 30%/m
2

2006
-
12

Achieved:

10% reduction in relative energy


use from 2004; 35% reduction in


refrigerant energy in select stores;
Midrand

distribution centre savings 9 370km
per

week.


Interventions:
Energy efficiencies; reduced product miles


Financial savings:
R10 million


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The ecological journey

Type of business

Organisational boundary & Operational
boundary

Identify key areas of impact

SA
-
n competitors/activities

Int. best practice

Opportunities

(value
-
add)

Int. & local initiatives

Comms. & marketing

Sustainability reports

Opportunities

(environmental)

Direct

Resource consumption

Decrease consumption

Education

Cost savings

Target setting

Financial bottom line

Indirect

Procurement

Clients

New products

Monitoring & improvement

Sustainable & leading org

(Not CSR)

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What’s in an audit


Evaluation of current performance


Benchmark against peers
-

intensity


Review of legislation


Recommendation of environmental initiatives


Analysis of business case of initiatives


Thank you

Alex Hetherington

Tel: 021
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671
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9883


alex@ahmedia.co.za

www.ahmedia.co.za/alexhetherington

www.alexhetheringtonsustainabilityblog.com