Module 3

Environmental management & sustainability in the foundries

How to identify the current situation and relevant requirements needed to address the administrative necessities and environmental issues within the company?


Self-assessment test Module 3

3.0.1.Basics of metal casting:

a) What is the name of the cavity where metals and alloys are solidified?

  • 1.Core
  • 2.Mould
  • 3.Part
  • 4.Scrap

3.0.2.Proses information:

a) What is the basic disadvantage of cupola and electric arc furnaces?

  • 1.High energy consumption
  • 2.High noise
  • 3.Larger emissions
  • 4.High manpower need

3.0.3.Environmental management system in the foundries:

a) What is the objective of Environmental Management System?

  • 1.Reduce energy consumption
  • 2.Minimize environmental impacts
  • 3.Need of a detailed strategic plan
  • 4.National and international regulations requirement

3.0.4.Best practices and sustainability:

a) Which one is NOT used for air emissions control in foundries?

  • 1.Designing and using a ventilation system
  • 2.Using hoods and fans to collect emissions
  • 3.Using big size silica sand grains for moulding
  • 4.Using both dry and wet systems for dust and particle removal

b) Which one is NOT the approach and system applied in foundries in order to increase efficiency, product quality and organizational performance?

  • 1.Lean production
  • 2.5S applications
  • 3.Conducting quality audits
  • 4.Kaizen approach

3.1.1.Twin transformation framework

a) Green transformation concept (EU Green Deal) applications are:

  • 1.The use of natural resources needs to decrease
  • 2.Circular economy model should be in place
  • 3.Industry 4.0 applications should be in place
  • 4.All of the above

3.1.2.Needs of the industry and the labour

a) The biggest obstacle to sustainability is:

  • 1.Quality Management (ISO 9001)
  • 2.Environmental Management (ISO 14001)
  • 3.Occupational Health & Safety Management (ISO 45001)
  • 4.Profitability

3.1.3.Green HR Management principles

a) Green HR Management principles do not cover:

  • 1.Engaging and empowering employees to undertake green initiatives at work
  • 2.When people are given green opportunities, could lead to a competitive workforce with green values for future of companies
  • 3.Employees would better understand the needs and and the importance of concerns for environmental protection
  • 4.More open communication and encouragement for the top management is not necessary for organizations to promote employee empowerment

3.1.4.Seven (7) circular concepts in HR management

a) 7 circular concepts in HR Management does NOT cover:

  • 1.Reuse/Repurpose
  • 2.Recycle/Restore
  • 3.Second hand and sharing economy
  • 4.Low cost raw materials purchase

3.1.5.Role of HR professionals in circular transition

a) Which one of the following is a human centered concept that targets balancing environmental and social needs to boost resilience, innovation and fundamental labor rights:

  • 1.Industry 4.0
  • 2.Industry 5.0
  • 3.IATF 16949 Automotive QM System
  • 4.UN Sustainable Goals

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