As part of Madison Chemical's commitment to both our customers and the environment, we have embraced sustainability as part and parcel of our operations, as evidenced by adopting ISO14001. We partner with our customers to bring sustainability to their operations, too.
Environmental Management is the management of the interaction and impact upon the environment. It's the conservation of the environment for the good of mankind. It requires effective tools, standards and systems to implement and measure progress. ISO 14001 is one of the standards used to measure success of a program.
Management of Resource Consumption addresses the impact on the environment from an economic standpoint. Resource consumption must not exceed the renewal or regeneration of the resource. Renewable substitutes must be developed to offset non-renewable resources. Waste generated must not exceed the ability to absorb it properly in the environment.
Sustainability Interfaces With Economics
Sustainability Interfaces With Economics currently in that economics and the environment must not be attached to each other. There must be consideration that if economics wins over the environment, then it is not sustainable. If the environment wins over economics, then the economy suffers. The solution is to look at both separately or to "decouple" the two. You have to look not only at how much it costs to produce an item, but also how much you can reduce the environmental impact. Fewer resources used means less waste, and a better quality of environment.
Madison Chemical can help you with sustainability by studying ways to reduce resource intensity (the amount of resource (e.g. water, energy, or materials) needed for the production, consumption and disposal of a unit of goods or services) whether this be achieved from improved economic management, product design, or new technology. Our goal is to both help your business succeed and reduce its impact on the environment. It's a win-win!