Environment, Health and Safety
Going Beyond Compliance
The need to ensure compliance with Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) regulations and concern over the risk of an adverse event is driving an increasing number of manufacturers to re-evaluate their EH&S program. Companies that are not able to comply with EH&S mandates in an effective fashion are at risk of losing their competitive advantage.
Compliance to a myriad of regulations, and the need to manage operational risk has compelled organizations to manage Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) issues in a consistent manner across the organization. The goal is to reduce the cost of compliance, reduce the environmental impact of your operations, improve the safety of people, processes and product, all while ensuring that the corporate goals are being met.
The consequence of not being in compliance far outweighs all the other pressures. It can lead to penalties, fines, plant shutdowns and even in some cases, fatalities. Manufacturers also understand the importance of identifying the various risks within the organisation that could result in non-compliance or an adverse event. EH&S risks not only threaten employees, but also the bottom line.
Why Implement EMS
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.
An EMS encourages a company to continuously improve its environmental performance.
Studies into the benefits of environmental management systems for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) presents new evidence of the financial benefits of green business.
- Two thirds of businesses surveyed either increased sales, or expected to do so, since implementing an EMS.
- The study revealed that the costs of certifying and implementing an EMS were paid back within a 3 month period.
Occhnet will guide you through implementation of EMS or where you have already established EMS we help you make improvements, undertake auditing and training.