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479-490 S.N. Kalnins, S. Valtere, J. Gusca and D. Blumberga
Combined management response and indicator based evaluation methodology of implementation of environmental management system at a wood pellet production industry
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Combined management response and indicator based evaluation methodology of implementation of environmental management system at a wood pellet production industry

S.N. Kalnins*, S. Valtere, J. Gusca and D. Blumberga

Institute of Energy Systems and Environment of the Riga Technical University, Kronvalda bulvaris ¹, LV-¹0¹0 Riga, Latvia;
*Correspondence: silvija-nora.kalnins@rtu.lv

Abstract:

The sustainability factor stimulates industrial companies to be more active and precise in improving their performance in relation to energy efficiency and environmental indicators. One of the more widespread practises to introduce improvements in energy efficiency and environmental processes is through energy and environmental management systems. However until now, there is a lack of practical studies assessing the role of environmental management systems to the improvement of the wood fuel production sector. The paper describes an analysis of lessons learned based on combined management-response and indicator based analysis on the introduction of environmental management systems (in accordance with ISO ¹⁴00¹:²00⁴) in an industrial enterprise. The chosen subject of this research is a wood pellet production facility located in Latvia. The research can be applied as a guideline for entrepreneurs in wood fuel production industry that are planning to implement energy and environmental management systems.

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