Richard Stover, PhD, and the Center for Biological Diversity counted nearly 8,000 significant incidents, between 1986 and 2014, in records of the pipeline safety administration. By “significant” they mean causing injury, death, damages exceeding $50,000 in value, a loss of 5 barrels of highly volatile substances, 50 barrels of other liquids or there was an explosion. There have been more than 500 human deaths and 2,300 injuries through-out that period. The number of plant and animal casualties is much higher. Though most pipeline failures occur where there is a long history of development, they occur through-out the Lower 48. Texas is the worst offender, with 1657 incidents. California had 621 and 48 deaths. The leading causes of incidents are excavation damages (24.3%), corrosion (18.2%) and equipment failure (17.1%).
In line with its commitment to optimize energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact.
The ISO 50001 standard is the benchmark international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for the development of an energy management system within an organization. Lecta’s compliance with this strict standard guarantees the existence of a system optimized for proper, efficient energy use at all its manufacturing sites.
Lecta, by carrying out its activity in accordance with the requirements of this important environmental certification, also reaffirms its commitment to the implementation of energy saving measures, with the resulting reduction in emissions and environmental impact.
Lecta’s ISO 50001 certification falls within the framework of its Integrated Management System Policy, which applies to all its operations at all sites. This policy is the backbone of our entire organization, bringing together quality, environmental, energy, and occupational health and safety policies, in accordance with Lecta’s focus on innovation and its commitment to sustainability.