Samsung Engineering is always looking for new, more innovative ways to achieve green efficiency and further reduce industrial impact on the environment. This commitment to sustainability is reflected at every stage of the EPC process.
During pre-commissioning, Samsung Engineering conducts a feasibility study to identify site-specific environmental impact control points. Building on that analysis, the engineering design team then looks for opportunities to streamline energy use and reduce pollutant output. The procurement team takes the design team’s component list and identifies the suppliers who produce the greenest products, and then the transportation team works to optimize delivery schedules and logistics to minimize carbon emissions. On the jobsite, the project team creates a construction environment management plan (CEMP) to maximize resource efficiency, minimize the release of pollutants and preserve local biodiversity. Once the plant has been transferred to the client, its real-time environmental monitoring systems and efficient industrial components allow the client to operate the plant while minimizing its impact on the environment, reducing energy, water and chemical consumption in the process.
Although we follow strict internal policies regarding environmental preservation, we also abide by internationally recognized, third-party regulatory guidelines. In 1996, Samsung Engineering first earned the ISO 14001 certification, a stringent environmental certification that has since been offered to many of our regional offices around the globe. In 2011, we decided to revamp our green management system in order to earn the KS I 7001 certification, which includes standards for energy efficiency, greenhouse gas, and social responsibility in addition to the core standards of ISO 14001.
SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE SYSTEM
Samsung Engineering's Sustainable Environmental Initiative System (SEIS) is an internal three-part proprietary environmental monitoring system—EMS, GMS and GPI—that collects data from each of our project sites every month. The Environmental Management System (EMS) enables planning, site management, and monitoring in accordance with ISO 14001. The Greenhouse Gas Management System (GMS) measures and tracks emissions, and the Green Performance Indicator (GPI) allows Samsung Engineering to analyze environmental performance statistics.
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS WORK PERMIT SYSTEM
In order to minimize environmental hazards, Samsung Engineering has implemented a project permit system, which requires construction plans to be checked for potential environmental risk factors. For any project found to require an environmental mitigation plan, a work permit is issued. Those environmentally sensitive projects are then monitored throughout the construction process by inspectors who visit each job site to verify that the construction team is adhering to the limitations and requirements of the permits.
WASTE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIAL MANAGEMENT
Samsung Engineering applies the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) principle to minimize the environmental effect brought on by waste materials produced from our construction sites. We constantly monitor our project sites to make sure our waste management plans are being carried out effectively and performance targets are being met. We also collect data on environmental “near misses” that take place at project sites and share these findings with other sites so that similar near misses do not transpire again.