Promoting Resource Efficiency In Small And Medium Enterprises (Pre-Sme)

 

The project 'Promoting Resource Efficiency in Small and Medium Enterprises(PRE-SME)' was an industrial exercise on integrated implementation of the Toolkit of Promoting Resource Efficiency in SMEs (PRE-SME) and the Responsible Production Handbook as a follow-up to the regional training that was organized by UNEP in which the centre participated. The main Project objective was to develop capacity of KNCPC to provide technical support to selected SMEs on resource efficiency and responsible production and assist two industries to develop and implement an integrated Resource Efficiency Improvement programme that includes effective chemicals management and Responsible Production Programme. The selected industries were Frigoken Kenya limited and Osho chemicals in Nairobi.

 

Project activities and deliverables

Industry training: Each participating industry received two day training on general CP principals and how to use the toolkit. Top management commitment was also secured at this stage.

Assessment and plan development: The assessments were undertaken to estimate the savings potential on energy, water, materials as well as waste reduction a detailed resource efficiency improvement plan was developed for each industry. This activity has been coupled with provision of technical support since most of the proposed options are still under implementation.

Preparation of implementation reports: Individual industry technical report were prepared and submitted to both UNEP and industries for implementation.

Feedback on the toolkit: This report provides the project application experience and improvement options.

Four experts from Frigoken and Seven experts from Osho chemicals have been successively provided with on-the–job training on resource efficiency and Cleaner Production through their participation in the development and implementation of the RECP plan. They are now championing resource efficiency improvement options developed for implementation. The two industries that participated are already realizing savings on water and energy to a magnitude of 20% to 35 %.This has been achieved by the implementation of No-cost and Low-cost options generated in the detailed report and staff attitude and mindset change. Among the options implemented include; Water leakages fixing, reuse of process water, proper steam lines lagging, and excess lighting points decamping and motor resizing to required loading capacities.

 

 

 

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