Environmental Management System

The Environmental Management System provides a business management system to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and Department of Energy sustainability goals. EMS sets controls to accomplish effective waste management, natural and cultural resource management, pollution prevention/source reduction, recycling/reuse, environmental remediation, sustainable acquisition and design principles, energy management/efficiency, fleet management, and water conservation.

Senior Leadership Involvement

A team of senior management personnel at Pantex will leads the review, approval, promotion, and provision of human and physical resources to support achievement of environmental objectives and DOE sustainability goals through the implementation and continual improvement of the Pantex Plant’s EMS.

The EMS Senior Management Team help build awareness of the CNS Environmental Policy (E-POL-1024) within our organization. They communicate the policy across the Plant and integrate our commitments to minimize the environmental impact and maximize the sustainability into all operations at Pantex Plant.

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Department of Energy Expectations

Department of Energy Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, requires sites to maintain an Environmental Management System that conform with the International Organization for Standardization 14001. The Pantex EMS has successfully been audited by independent third-party auditors. The NNSA Production Office has declared to the Secretary of Energy that Pantex fulfills specific requirements of DOE Order 436.1 - requiring the development and maintenance of an EMS that conforms to the ISO standard. The Pantex EMS is a significant component of the CNS Integrated Safety Management System and contributes to sustaining the Pantex imperatives of Safe, Secure, Zero Defects, and Deliver as Promised.

EMS Objectives and Targets

The current environmental objectives with specific targets for FY21 and past EMS objectives and target are listed below.

FY21
By utilizing the DOE sustainability goals as our Environmental Aspects we are in the unique position to work on multi-year objectives on the site and quantify the big projects in terms of environmental impacts. This means that most of the initial objectives for FY2020 with flow into FY2021.

  • Reduce water consumption and intensity throughout the Plant
  • Increase the amount of clean/renewable energy used from the PREP
  • Reduce Scope 1&2 GHG emissions
  • Grow the general Plant Population’s Environmental Awareness
  • Divert 50% of non-hazardous solid waste

FY20

  • Reduce water consumption and intensity throughout the Plant
  • Increase the amount of clean/renewable energy used from the PREP
  • Reduce Scope 1&2 GHG emissions
  • Grow the general Plant Population’s Environmental Awareness
  • Divert 50% of non-hazardous solid waste
  • Remain 100% compliant on all Environmental Authorizations, Regulations, and Permits

FY19

  • Maximize use of Ogallala Aquifer recommendations from FY16 Third Party Audit

FY18

  • Maximize use of Ogallala Aquifer recommendations from FY16 Third Party Audit
  • Determine Plant’s ISO 14001 Compliance – Third Party Audit