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WASTES & EMISSIONS POLICY

SCOPE

All wastes and emissions generated in Kenchic operations.

POLICY STATEMENT

This policy outlines the procedures to be used in all Kenchic operations in handling and disposal of wastes and emissions.  

It reiterates the commitment by Kenchic to uphold good waste disposal and environmental protection practices throughout our production chain with the aim of ensuring sustainable and environment-friendly production.   

GOALS

  1. To ensure all Kenchic operations generating wastes and emissions have a waste management procedure.
  2. To ensure all Kenchic operations handling wastes and emissions adhere to our commitment to good waste management.
  3. To limit the use of non-approved methods of waste management in our operations.
  4. To ensure all Kenchic staff and stakeholders are aware of our commitment to good waste management practices.

APPLICABLE REGULATIONS

  • Environmental Management and Co-ordination (Waste Management) Regulations 2006, Kenya Legal Notice No. 121
  • Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act No.8 of 1999, Laws of Kenya.

POLICY DEFINITIONS FOR WASTE & EMISSIONS

 

Licensed Operator

Person(s) licensed by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to collect, transport, treat/dispose waste.

Waste generator

Person(s) whose activities result in production of waste

Authority

National Environmental Management Authority

Hazardous wastes

Wastes drugs/chemicals/poisons/biocides/pesticides/rodenticides as per the Fourth Schedule in the regulations.

Segregation

Activities that separate wastes from production/processing

Storage

Temporary placement of waste in a suitable receptacle before treatment/disposal

Treatment

Process that reduces the hazardous nature of a waste

Disposal site

Area of land where waste is finally discharged

POLICY STATEMENTS

  1. Responsibility of waste generator

All Kenchic sites that generate wastes must ensure that the waste is not dumped on non-designated sites, and it is their responsibility to ensure such waste is collected and disposed of by a Licensed Operator.

  1. Segregation of waste by generator

Every Kenchic site that generates wastes shall separate such wastes from production/processing operations as per Authority requirements.

  1. Mode of transporting waste

Only licensed operators shall transport wastes.

  1. Waste treatment

Waste treatment sites in Kenchic must be approved by the Authority.

  1. Environmental audit

Every Kenchic waste treatment plant shall carry out annual environmental audit in line with NEMA regulations.

  1. Environmental Impact Assessment

No Kenchic site shall carry out activities generating hazardous wastes without a valid Environmental Impact Assessment License issued by the Authority.

  1. Disposal
  • Disposal of wastes shall be done as per the regulations and under approval of the Authority.
  • Herbicides, medicines, pesticides and other toxic substances shall be disposed of in sites/plants approved by the Authority.

This Policy shall be reviewed annually.