Next to health and safety, IHI Power Services Corp.'s top priority is environmental stewardship. Environmentally compliant plants is one of our fundamental corporate values for obtaining and maintaining exceptional business results in an ever changing regulatory arena. We are challenged daily to minimize our environmental footprint, reduce impacts to the surrounding environment, and save resources. We are committed to continuous improvement of our environmental management practices and environmental performance, while creating value for our customers.
We believe that all non-compliance events are preventable and we foster a culture where employees are empowered to analyze environmental risks and take appropriate measures to mitigate those risks. Additionally, we closely interact with the agencies and regulators to ensure compliance with all existing and proposed rules and regulations, in conjunction with optimizing and allowing operational flexibility at each of our power plants.
At IHI Power Services Corp., we have established an Environmental Management System (EMS). The EMS goes beyond typical compliance activities, it actually elevates our standards to the higher “environmental stewardship” status. The EMS consists of multiple elements including but not limited to: environmental metrics, business planning, training, recordkeeping, assessments, controls, emergency preparedness, and compliance assurance. We strongly believe this complete and thorough environmental program is our pathway to environmental excellence.
Total commitment is a key component of our environmental stewardship culture that is embraced by leadership, and is part of our personal accountability expected of all employees.