AECOM EHS Service Summary Sheet: ECI Program

PiE Algorithmic Risk Management

Service Delivery Method Innovation Economy
API Risk Assessments and Management-Novartis Sites
  • Center of Excellence Program
  • API Compound Fate and Effects Data Base.
  • Partnership with Water Environment Technology Center (WET) for QSAR and other high-tech assessment tools.
  • Desk top surveys and risk assessment protocol designed to flag high risk sites. Boots on the ground assessments of high risk sites with focus on up-stream manufacturing practices vs industry best practices aimed toward reducing or controlling losses at source. Evaluation of and recommendations for end-of-pipe treatment where at source measures alone are not sufficient to reduce risk.
  • Focus is on high risk sites first.
  • Economy of scale and consistency achieved via one-stop shopping and vetted API Risk assessment protocol.
  • Travel costs reduced via regional loop type assessments.
  • Costly end of pipe solutions avoided via up-stream process knowledge and advocacy of best practices. Example: don’t use a hose as a broom.
API Risk Assessments-third party manufacturing sites
  • Center of Excellence Program
  • Desk top surveys and risk assessment protocol designed to flag high risk sites. Boots on the ground assessments of high risk sites with focus on up-stream manufacturing practices vs industry best practices aimed toward reducing or controlling losses at source. Evaluation of and recommendations for end-of-pipe treatment where at source measures alone are not sufficient to reduce risk.
  • Focus is on high risk sites first.
  • Economy of scale and consistency achieved via one-stop shopping and vetted API Risk assessment protocol.
  • Reduces risk of “loss of business continuity” due to disqualification of key suppliers.
  • Travel costs reduced via regional loop type assessments.
  • Costly end of pipe solutions avoided via up-stream process knowledge and advocacy of best practices. Example: don’t use a hose as a broom.
WWTP
Design/Upgrades/Rightsizing
  • Lead project- Subject matter expert (SME) assignment
  • Simple and advanced process modelling and simulation tools.
  • Benchmarking
  • Treatability studies to generate site and wastewater specific solutions with “proof of concept”.
  • Faster delivery of the “right solution” optimized for Novartis Wastewater as opposed to shoehorning a one size fits all solution that may or may not work well.
Wastewater Treatment Operational Excellence
  • Center of Excellence Program
  • Model and simulation based training tools with focus on process theory, key performance indicators (KPIs) and hands-on simulations to understand first -hand the effects of operating parameters on effluent quality.
  • Advanced wastewater treatment systems are only as good as the people who operate them. The people who operate WWTPs are only as good as the training they are provided. Energy, chemical and labor costs can be reduced via a few good, well trained operators. AECOM can do contract operations where appropriate.
Water Sustainability
  • Center of Excellence Program
  • Community of Practice (COP)
  • Boots on the ground water used reduction/re-use opportunity assessments. Use of Water-wastewater balance expertise and WaterCycle Modeling tools.
  • Multi-site program saves money, allows better technical transfer and ensures quality and consistency. COP ensures that work continues after initial site assessments and “big ticket” use reduction/reuse projects are completed.
Greenfields Sites
  • Project participation-Subject matter expert (SME) assignment
  • Project starts with carefully constructed site water-wastewater balance, understanding of discharge limitations and then progresses to optimized treatment solutions.
  • Carefully planning up front can save millions of dollars on the back end of a project by avoiding surprises.
Bio-pharmaceutical
  • Center of Excellence Program
  • Process mapping and modeling/simulation of highly complex biopharmaceutical production processes including upstream bioreactor and harvest steps plus downstream purification processes. Statistical data analysis, mass balances, Monte Carlo Simulations and probability distribution for 95 and six sigma scenarios plus WWTP modeling.
  • Predictive modeling ensures that the right and most economical treatment processes are identified at the planning stage. Risk of non-compliance is reduced.
High Risk/Urgent Issues
  • SME assignment
  • Get the “right person on the job” on day one.
  • Deep technical insights and solutions reduce the potential for serious risks and legal liabilities.