Compliance audits are a tool commonly employed by EHS managers to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs in meeting national, regional, and local regulatory requirements. Comprehensive audits will present not only findings, but also root causes and corrective actions. Based on internal capabilities and the reality of EHS budgets, companies can decide whether external consultants will play a role in executing audit programs.
When considering an audit program, the ideal solution for your business should:
Global Forest Watch, an initiative of the World Resources Institute (WRI), has recently released a palm oil risk tool that maps deforestation risk for palm oil mills worldwide. ThePALM Risk Tool (Prioritizing Areas, Landscapes and Mills) assigns a risk rating to approximately 800 palm oil mills. Satellite data is used to identify deforested and fire treated areas.
Antea Group consultants Dean Krebs, Phil Gilchrist, and Tim Larson presented and moderated a session on environmental compliance at the 2016 ASLRRA Connections Convention. Topics included EPA regulations, SWPPPs, FRPs, SPCCs, C-plans, air quality, a case study, and lessons learned.
Antea Group Project Manager Annie Richardson presented on current and upcoming OSHA regulations pertinent to railroads at the recent ASLRRA Connections Convention in Washington DC. Her presentation includes an overview of how OSHA regulates the rail industry, a summary of current regulations and a look at pending regulatory activity, and tips for planning for success in complying with OSHA regulations.
April 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - When NAEM members meet next month to discuss best practices for managing environment, health and safety (EHS) compliance, a key area of discussion will be how to frame these programs in terms of overall business risk.
“Even for leaders outside of the EHS function, risk is a readily understood business concept,” said NAEM Program Director Mike Mahanna. “The trend toward using risk to frame EHS compliance management is therefore increasing the visibility of these programs at all levels of an organization.”
For environment, health and safety (EHS) managers at technology companies, identifying, assessing and prioritizing potential risks in a lower-risk environment - from offices to call centers - is part of the job. And when it comes to EHS programs, compliance is just the start.
Our values dictate how we behave and guide the decisions we make. Our Global Ethics and Compliance team play a major role in embedding a values-based culture by providing tools to establish robust internal controls and create an ethical culture where people feel comfortable raising concerns.
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – As European companies prepare to meet ongoing and new REACH registration requirements, one emerging theme being discussed at this week’s ChemCom Europe conference is having the ability to accurately trace and verify products and their components throughout the entire supply chain network.