Implement and monitor environmentally

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Assessment 1

Part A

Introduction

The sustainability of the environment is essential for the life of the living things. This report will be helpful to reduce the environmental impact caused by the workplace or training kitchen. The aim of this report is to provide environmental sustainability through the use of different implements. The environmental impact is also identified in these studies that are harmful to the environment. Additionally, this study also provides the different ways to reduce the identified impact of the environment.

Environmental impact caused by the workplace or training kitchen

The workplace or training kitchen is impacting on the environment such as global warming and climate change. The kitchen has different types of equipment like the refrigerator, ovens, freezer, lighting, water-related equipment etc. that highly impact on the environment (Gimenez et al., 2012). The wastage of water and energy is a most negative impact on the environment. The preparation of the food consumes the high level of energy and wastage of water. Additionally, the extra food is also through that also impacts on the environment.

Change the atmosphere– The use of refrigerator and freezer increases the greenhouse effect in the environment that is very harmful to each living things (De Puy et al., 2015). The workplace is also impacting on the environment because the burning fossil fuels increase the greenhouse gas. The change in the climate is the main impacts of the greenhouse gases like the change in temperature, wind, precipitation, change the water level under the earth, etc.

Global warming– The global warming has a different kind of natural effects on the earth that are related to the flood, drought, cyclone, earthquake, landslides, soil erosion, etc. The global warming is also the most important reason of unbalanced or unseasonal raining in different areas (Xiang et al., 2014).

Ways for reducing the environmental effect

There are many techniques that can be used by human beings to reduce the environmental effect (Green Jr et al., 2012). The training kitchen and workplace need to concentrate on the different things which can reduce the environmental impacts such as reducing water use, reducing wastage, reducing energy uses, etc.

  1. Tap the leakage of water –A leakage of water can west ten thousands liters of water in a year so it should be taped as soon as possible (Higman, 2013). The taping of leakage of water can help the company to save the water.
  2. Reduce the water use in cleaning– In the kitchen training, the use of water should be reduced in the cleaning. The consumption level of water in the kitchen is cleaning so that the organization should reduce the wastage to wash the pots and blows.
  3. Timely provide maintenance to the electronic items– The electronic items should not consume more energy to their level so that the organization should provide timely maintenance (Seidel et al., 2013). For example- the refrigerator should timely get the maintenance otherwise it can increase the consumption of energy.
  4. Use the wastage material– The wastage material of kitchen and workplace should be used in the other work. This improvement will be helpful for the environment to reduce the impact on the greenhouse.
  5. Upgrade high energy efficient equipment in a kitchen– The energy equipment consumes high energy after getting some problem so that the organization should upgrade them after some time for improving the environmental impact.
  6. Switch off energy equipment after use– The energy should be switch off after the appropriate use to maximize the use of the equipment (Sawang and Kivits, 2014). Additionally, the doors of own and cooker should be close during the use to reduce the consumption level.

Environmental impact of the organizations current purchasing strategies-

The current purchasing strategy of the organization is impacting on the environment that is harmful to the organization because the consumption of the energy is much high (Horbach et al., 2012). On the other hand, the organization has made the new and differentiated strategy for consuming the energy. In this strategy, the organization has key goals for reducing the use of water and energy as well as reducing the wastage.

Implement and monitor environmentally

Conclusion

From the above study, it is concluded that the sustainability of the environment is necessary for optimal utilization of the resources. All the resources like water and energy are extremely important for the people.

Part B

Introduction

The environmental analysis of workplace and training kitchen is conducted for the sustainability that is helpful to reduce the consumption level of energy, water, and wastage in the organization. This strategy is environmental effects as well as it minimizes the risks of change in climate change. It will enhance the business image and satisfaction level of the customer.

Evidence obtained

According to the energy invoice, it is found that the organization has got the energy bill with the amount of $178.89 that is not much high. The energy bill provides the different ideas about the consumption of energy such as quantity of consumption and rate per kilowatt (Smith, 2013). In addition to this, the water bill also provides the consumption of water per month basis.

Analysis of environmental impact

The environmental impact can be reduced by the use of appropriate strategies like energy management, resource management, and water management. There is high consumption of energy in the areas of hospitality. The energy can mange by the different strategies like reduction in the energy consumption replaces the old energy equipment, provide regular maintenance to equipment, and replace the fossil energy sources (Glasson et al., 2013). The resource management can be done by reduction or recycling the wastage material, composting yard and kitchen waste etc. In addition to this, the water management is also imperative to reduce the environmental impact. The water management can be done by the water-efficient technology, rainwater harvesting, and grey water system.

Recommendations for improvement activities

It is recommended to the organization that it should focus on the reduction of the environmental impacts. The environmental awareness and training can play the most important role to reduce the environmental impacts. The firm should provide training and awareness in the workplace about the environmental effects (Osbaldiston and Schott, 2012). The workplace environment should support the environmental activities where the organizational people will be careful with running water, use eco-friendly resources for the business. Additionally, the cooling and heating equipment should be used by the organizational people at the time of need.

Details of any environmental hazards

The hospitality industry includes many environmental hazards like slippery, uneven floors, dangerous machinery, dangerous equipment, food hazards, heavy lifting, crowd, burn, etc. In which, the burn is most common hazards that are arises in the hospitality (Gimenez et al., 2012). It can be the reason of hot oil splashing, spills, and contact with hot equipment. In addition to this, the burn hazard can be the reason for catching the fire through the clothing items.

SUSTAINABILITY CHECK SHEET
WATERYESNODECISION/ACTION
Are there leaking tapes 

 

Washing up with running water 

Do you save water by washing up in smaller bowls 

 

Is the hot water at no more than 70ᵒC 

 

 

The temperature calculator equipment has purchased
Are items washed under running water 

 

ELECTRICITYYESNODECISION/ACTION
Oven slow to heat up 

Ovens recover slowly 

Ovens not full all the time while switching on 

Take time for customer demand
Ovens left on all day with little use 

Ovens heated up, allowed to

cool down and reheated due

to the variation of products and

availability for baking

 

Lighting in storeroom left on all day 

Need for auto switch in storeroom
Is the lighting in the fridge and deep freeze switched off when not being used? 

Mixers left to mix for excessive times? 

Is the equipment relatively new and energy efficient? 

Is refrigeration working

Properly?

 

Is bulk hot food being cooled down before placing in the fridge? 

Are your fridge and freezer doors kept closed 

WASTE MATERIALSYESNODECISION/ACTION
Is there a lot of flour on the floor from production each day? 

Are there recycling bins outside to put used food containers and paper wrappings/ bags? 

Does flour use for dusting on the table get sieved and used again? 

Are any spoilt or stale

Products re-worked?

 

To save the health of customer
Are sugars- caster and icing used for dusting cakes and pastries collected on paper and re-used? 

Are there any food items that cannot be reworked but are recycled? 

 

 

Sometimes, it does happen
Are bowls of mixture scraped out and completely used? 

Is surplus dough recycled into the next mix or kept for sourdough? 

Is surplus pastry recycled into the next mix or kept? 

There is no use
Fossil fuels (petrol, gas, etc)YESNODECISION/ACTION
Where applicable do delivery vans have hybrid engines? 

To reduce fuel costs have there been any changes in delivery schedules? i.e. delivering at earlier times to reduce delivery time and fuel consumption? 

Purchases are made  from local suppliers to cut fuel being used for deliveries 

Do you buy locally produced ingredients when possible? 

Cleaning MaterialsYESNODECISION/ACTION
Do you use bio-degradable cleaning materials? 

Do you measure/meter the amount of cleaning material

used when washing /

cleaning equipment and

floors

 

Assessment 2 (Implementation Plan)

Targets for improvement-

The implementation plan includes the improvement in the different work practices like reduction in water & energy wastage, reduce the wastage material, reduction in fossil fuel, use of effective cleaning material, etc.

Detail to implement the improvements in the form of a basic implementation plan:

Work practices

 

Resources/tool requiredActions are taken/to take to avoid environmental impactTraining ConductedUpdate Policy
Water WastageSprayPurchase the spray and put over the tap for larger coverage to washYesYes
Electricity

Wastage

Green powerBuy green power products to reduce the consumption level of the electricity.YesYes
Wastage materialRecycle binsTo aware the organizational people about the use of recycle binYesYes
Fossil FuelSolar PowerPurchase the solar power products to reduce the use of  fossil fuel like petrol and gasYesYes
Cleaning materialVolatile organic productsPurchase volatile organic products to clean indoor and outdoor air qualityYesYes

Develop the impalement procedure

The implication process is necessary to effectively implement the plan. This implication process includes different steps where an organization defines the goals to make the plan. After making the plan, it is necessary to develop the schedule to effectively implement the improvement plan (Green Jr eta l., 2012). In addition to this, the provided impanation process includes the external conditions that can be changed. After this, the different benchmarks are provided to take the actions. Finally, update and revisions are developed to analyses the implemented plan.

The below table includes the implementation plan of the organization-

Journal

Date

 

What was doneWho was involvedAny actions to take
 

 

 

Tap the leakage of waterOperation managerCall the plumber to tap the leakage
 

 

 

 

Reduce the water use in cleaningSweeper and other lower level employeesProvide awareness program
 

 

 

 

Timely provide maintenance to the electronic itemsOperation managerTimely call to the service provider of maintenance
 

 

Use the wastageAll the employeesProvide training and awareness to reduce the wastage
 Upgrade high energy efficient equipmentOperation mangerProvide budget to upgrade the energy equipment in firm
 Switch off energy equipment after use

 

Daily user of the equipmentDevelop the awareness program about switching off energy equipment after use.

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