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Horsehead Corporation Environmental Management System

Environmental management system drives zinc producer to establish measurable sustainability goals.
  • Industrial Plant

    Horsehead’s plant turns hazardous waste into a non-hazardous commodity.

Horsehead Corporation

Nationwide, U.S.

Our Role
Environmental Management System Development.

3 years
  • EMS provides sustainability framework by establishing energy and waste goals. 

Horsehead Corporation is the largest zinc producer in the U.S. and the largest producer of zinc from recycled sources in the world. As part of their environmental policy, the company is committed to continuously improving its environmental performance. Gannett Fleming is helping them reach that goal by implementing an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 environmental management system (EMS) for five facilities throughout the U.S. ISO 14001 certification has been achieved at four of those locations.

What We Did

Gannett Fleming began the EMS implementation by performing a gap analysis. While the gap analysis was being performed, Gannett Fleming identified the operation’s environmental aspects and impacts by reviewing and inventorying environmental interactions and risks. The results helped to determine where operational controls, procedures, and plans needed to be developed and applied. Horsehead now has a framework for sustainability that helps the firm remain in compliance with environmental regulations, train staff, and establish and pursue objectives for continuous improvement of their EMS. Horsehead monitors and measures environmental performance and implements corrective actions as needed.

Key Features

  • EMS implemented in Palmerton, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; Barnwell, South Carolina; Rockwood, Tennessee; and Mooresboro, North Carolina.

Sustainability Features & Outcomes

  • EMS drives environmental improvements by providing framework for measurable and verifiable goals.

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