It is not often that an organization involved in the environment protection business gets selected as one of the best managed companies. But this is exactly what has happened with a company in Canada when a company selling spill kits, among other things, has been voted as one of the top 5 best managed companies in Canada. They must be doing many things right as the senior executive from Deloitte, Canada explains the different parameters on which the companies were judged to be well run.
Saving the Environment
The mindless growth and development the world has witnessed over the past 5-6 decades have left many cities and urban localities vulnerable to disasters. These can be in the form of oil spills, harmful chemicals leaking out and so on. On such occasions, there is a need to quickly step in and take care of the spill so that it does not spread and spoil the environment in any manner. Spill kits are one of the most frequently used products by the environmental services companies for this purpose.
The Composition of the Kits
In most cases, the kits meant to tackle undesirable spills would come in the form of powders, which should be spread quickly over the spilt liquid so that the powder absorbs as much of the liquid as possible and prevents it from spreading. The kits also contain the pads and other accessories needed to then clear out the stuff so that the place can be left as clean as possible. The place has to be restored to its previous state if it was possible to do.
Make Everyone Aware
It is essential to stock all kinds of pollution control products by the companies which handle any product even remotely capable of leaking or spilling. Of course, one is talking of products, which can harm the environment. These can include petroleum products, solvents and acids and so on. The people working in such facilities are usually trained on handling the kits kept in a place easily accessible and there are spill kit signs kept in prominent places and also where the kits are located so that those trying to handle the spills can quickly access the kits.
Some Preventive Steps
While all these support systems are useful in containing the impact after a disaster has occurred, the best way is to educate all the stakeholders to think beyond this fire-fighting approach and provide for steps to prevent any disaster from happening. There are products, which help in better storage and handling of drums or containers that carry the possibly offending stuff.
So, protecting the environment with spill kits is crucial for the establishments, but taking these precautionary steps to avoid any spillages whatsoever, can be even more important.
In sum, the responsibility for protecting and saving the environment lies with everyone; the organizations and industries which are involved in handling any hazardous chemical or substance, the government and non government agencies concerned with the environmental degradation and every member of the public. Whatever is needed to ensure that this is done with this approach the world can become a better place to live in.