CLEANING UP WRITTEN BY DON CAMPBELL
Kaizen International INC of Calgary, is the parent company of Kaizen Environmental Services Trinidad Limited, which is registered in Trinidad and Tobago and has been operating in the area since 1995 and has been instrumental in several major environmental projects across the country. They completed the largest environmental reclamation project in the region, the Brighton Oilfield remediation programme which is now the La Brea Industrial Estate. We spoke to Anjani Pardassie regarding this.
“Kaizen operates the only commercial full service Waste Treatment Facility for oilfield and industrial waste on the island,” Anjani tells us, “We do through a contract with LABIDCO, which is the subsidiary company of the National Energy Corporation.”
he NEC is a company we have featured before in Endeavour
so famous in the first place.
Magazine, a company who chooses their partners very
Within the body of Kaizen there are four main operating divisions
carefully and this lends a significant weight to the reputation
for the Trinidad operations that include, Analytical Services Division,
of Kaizen. Trinidad and Tobago is a luscious and fertile island land currently
Projects Division, Waste Services Division and Product Sales and Rental.
is the midst of a business boom, where every industry from mining,
To get a complete perspective of what Kaizen does you have to
to agriculture, to entertainment is having their time in the spotlight.
have a look at these four pillars, what they all have in common is the
With such strong international attention there is a real concern to
level of excellence, professionalism and experience which creates a
protect the natural heritage of the islands, which is what made them
the highest possible standard for the industry. Which is one of the reasons why Kaizen are the word on environmental activities in the region. “Kaizen’s Analytical Division is committed to providing its customers with services of the highest quality. The laboratory operates a rigorous quality assurance and quality control programme. It also upholds the environmental responsible as all effluent is monitored and all used samples such as chemical reagents and waste Is carefully segregated and disposed of at the Kaizen Waste Treatment Facility at La Brea, Trinidad,” Anjani explains. Heavy chemicals like Boron can seep into the earth and enter the water table, by first establishing the significance of the toxicity they can move onto the next pillar and take applicable action to avoid poisoning and contamination. Their
consulting and contracting services in the form of project works. The kaizen team of environmental professionals provides a diverse range of air quality, environmental assessment, site remediation and reclamation, environmental sampling, testing and monitoring and everything else. Maintaining a 24/7 call out, Hazwoper trained, emergency response team every situation can be responded as fast as possible to any chemical or petroleum spill to lessen the impact to the environment. The WASTEservices division of Kaizen provides comprehensive waste management services to the industrial, petrochemical and energy sectors and the remaining community at large of Trinidad and Tobago. Specifically working within waste disposal, management and
order to prevent pollution by
appropriate measures to protect
The Labidco/kaizen waste treatment facility provides the most
the use of processes, practices,
and promote the health and
comprehensive industrial and oilfield waste disposal services in
materials or products that avoid,
safety of its employees and
Trinidad and Tobago and is one of the keystone measures that
reduce or control pollution.
to ensure operations carry on
spill response services.
Kaizen have that identifies them as a leader in this field. Labidco
“All our services are designed
offers remediation services, including land farming and stabilization;
to meet local, regional and
destruction services such as incineration, destruction and disposal,
educated and trained to perform
fluorescent bulb disposal, lab and medical waste disposal, chemical
says, “Kaizen has in place a
their job competently, efficiently
blending and recycling and a number of speciality services including
transportation and containment.
Standards,” Quality to
smoothly. In addition, all staff are
Reliability and accountability
“Having identified a need for specific equipment in the industry
Standards enables us to attain
go hand in hand and Kaizen
and to ensure that we never find themselves without what we need,”
our corporate objectives to
has entered into a programme
Anjani reveals, “Kaizen’s EnviroProductions Division provides three
produce the highest quality
of self and third party audits
distinct levels of environmental equipment and service. Sensing
of its operations and systems
and monitoring equipment for rental or purchase and a complete selection of portable and fixed gas detection systems and leading brand of monitors to be used in the household to detect everything from noise to gas and dust.” Kaizen, are committed to conducting its operations in a manner that
to ensure that its commitment
Staff And Customers
to continuous improvement is realized. This goes in hand with
Protecting their employees,
eliminates or reduces the risk of negative impact to the environment,
meeting or exceeding existing environmental laws, regulations, rules
and all other requirements applicable to the organization. As far as
accidents resulting from any
is practicable, the company monitors and improves its operations in
of its operations, Kaizen take
their commitment to people. Be them customers or employees. “Kaizen, means continuous improvement.
that,” Anjani concludes.
KAIZEN ENVIRONMENTAL 001 868 299 0009 WWW.KAIZEN-TT.COM