When your fleet safety program is compliant with applicable regulatory requirements, you may be in a good position to build on this base by looking to other areas where you can improve efficiency, employee morale, overall safety culture, operations performance, and safety results. Implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) is just the right method to make these improvements.
Maintaining a positive safety culture can become the norm within your organization when you implement an SMS to identify systemic risks and focus on continuous improvement.
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 22, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently made some changes to its driver qualifications requirements and is considering some new changes to govern truck speeds this year.
These days, there’s a lot of incentive for businesses to operate in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. It really is a win-win: your business stays aligned with changing regulations, your reputation is strengthened, and your bottom line is improved.
For any company interested in long-term success, the motivation is there in spades. That said, setting unrealistic sustainability goals can lead to missed targets, decreased morale, and diminishing efforts.
As part of the NIRI 2022 Annual Conference, Owen McKenna, ESG and Financial Services leader with Antea Group, and Neil Stewart, Director of Corporate Outreach with the Value Reporting Foundation, presented on the different ESG standards and frameworks. They covered a range of topics including the importance of ESG, how frameworks and standards have evolved, and what the future of ESG standards and frameworks looks like.
The global community is more climate-conscious than ever before. News about “forever chemicals” and the Pacific garbage patch has helped to create stark awareness of the long-lasting environmental impact of durable goods and product packaging.
When exiting a facility for any reason, such as lease exportation, manufacturing shutdown, operations relocation, termination of business, etc., there is a long list of to-dos. Many of the activities on this list are not typical operational functions. Often businesses attempt to continue normal operations until the last possible moment, thereby keeping their normal staff occupied with their assignments and accountabilities - but someone needs to begin the planning process for operational shutdown, plant closing, and maybe even facility demolition.
As stakeholders and governing bodies coalesce behind the understanding that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations carry significant financial risk, ESG due diligence is set to become a standard aspect of doing business.
Here’s a look at what’s coming in terms of regulations, and the role ESG due diligence plays in ensuring your business isn’t carrying – or taking on – undue financial risk.
Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors: A Quick Review
With the start of Summer comes a renewed focus on Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) programs in workplaces with June kicking off the National Safety Council’s National Safety Month. There’s no better time to focus on safety with hazards like unpredictable weather, heat stress, and biological hazards with different bugs and critters coming out. Read on to keep your teams safe this summer.
Antea Group recently hosted our EHSxRetail event in-person (and virtually)! We were lucky enough to gather at Burberry in New York to discuss all things EHS-related with retail industry members – thank you to our host Russell Del’Re, Health and Safety Manager at Burberry for making this meeting possible. The lively discussion focused on how EHS has changed over the pandemic years and what the rising focus on ESG means for the retail industry.
Do you manage fleet safety and compliance for your organization? If your fleet safety program is compliant with applicable regulatory requirements, you’re likely in a position to build on this base by looking to other areas where you can improve efficiency, employee morale, overall safety culture, operations performance, and safety results. Maintaining a positive safety culture can become the norm within your organization when you implement a safety management system (SMS) to identify systemic risks and focus on continuous improvement.