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PDV is a Venezuelan corporation in charge of producing and marketing base lubricants. It is also a stocker for service stations around the country. The general manager is Luis Fernando Rodriguez,engineer graduated from ESPOL. This operating factory was settled since 2009 when they bought it to the Shell Company, this is why the working structure did not change. According to the organization, thecompany guarantees compromise with investors, employees and the community which also includes environmental issues.

As part of a whole, the company decided to assure a huge compromise byincorporating the Integrated Management System which included ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007. PDV obtained its certification in 2010 after COCTENA performed made the correspondinginspection paying out around $20.000. Every six months internal audits are performed and after three years it is necessary to proceed to the recertifying process.

Among the adjustments PDV had to fulfillin order to obtain the environmental certification for the very first time include the use the installation of a thirty centimeter concrete wall, avoiding unnecessary spills, creation of a contingencyplan, recycling burnt oil, and reducing dangerous gas emissions. Actually, the company is going to install solar panels to reduce fuel consumption. The environmental license was also given to PDV bythe Ministry of Environment that declares it can only last for two years. After this time, processes have to be re-evaluated for getting it again.

According to the general manager the companyfollows all the national environmental legislation related to TULAS. By doing it so, the environmental regulations measured are noise levels, wastewater analysis, stationary source gas, hazardous wastemanagement, tools and resources optimization. The legislation demands to place their analysis results under permissible levels to avoid contamination toward the environment and community. That is why...
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