Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates are collectively one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of nitrogen fertilizers. Since 1989, these companies have grown and expanded their global capabilities to serve customers’ needs for ammonia, urea, UAN and fertilizer blends. As Koch Fertilizer has grown through acquisitions, the company has worked to position its production facilities to best respond to the global market and to be more efficient and reliable.
Koch Fertilizer is an indirect subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in America, according to Forbes magazine.
Koch Fertilizer’s search for environmental management software stemmed from the company’s desire to deploy information technology and systems to more efficiently collect and store institutional knowledge while reducing cost and the reliance on valuable personnel.
Nearly 200 Koch Fertilizer employees use the Enviance System to measure, manage and report on the company’s data and performance for its most important environmental and safety programs. In 2006, the company selected the Enviance Environmental ERP (Enterprise Resources Planning) System to meet these needs. They depend on Enviance to generate reports for Title V and NPDES permits, Air Emission Inventory (AEI), and GHG emissions. Enviance’s ability to “historize” calculations with “effective dates” is particularly helpful to adapt to ever-changing permit and regulatory requirements.
“The Enviance System reduces the time it takes Koch Fertilizer to produce reports, leaving us more time to perform quality assurance on the data. In addition, the System is helping the company build systematic knowledge, so that new compliance leaders and terminal leaders can walk in the door and have a good understanding as to where we stand on the issue of compliance.” Business Systems Analyst
Koch Fertilizer appreciates the flexibility Enviance offers in creating solution templates and deploys them across multiple sites. The solution templates allow system administrators to easily proliferate updates throughout the system. With solution templates and Enviance’s cloud computing software platform, Koch Fertilizer can quickly implement new programs and locations without worrying about hardware, software operating system updates.
“Physically completing a compliance task or calculating your GHG emissions are only a first step. Properly documenting the results so it can be provided to a regulator or produced in a report later is where the true value of the System lies. Enviance provides a one-stop shop for documentation of tasks and calculations that allows for easy roll-up reports and compliance assurance across business units and locations.” Director of Compliance and Ethics
- Automatic institutional knowledge
- Easy and fast implementation of new programs and locations
- Centralized documentation of tasks and calculations for easy roll-up reports