Imagine that a large, multinational organization has hired you as a consultant to assess their global EHS compliance program. You interview key personnel, including executives and plant managers. What type of comments would alarm you? I can think of a few:
- “Every year we pay large fines.”
- “We could not sell this product in this country because we were not compliant.”
- “We had to suspend operations in this plant for a few weeks because of non-compliance.”
- “We don’t know if we’re compliant or not.”
Putting exaggerations aside, you may hear this particular comment, or a variation of it, that may sound fairly innocent, but that should raise a big red flag: “We let each site manage EHS compliance locally. They will know the local laws best.”
There are negative consequences to managing EHS compliance locally, including:
- Difficulty to leverage the same best practices across all sites.
- Inconsistency in EHS compliance levels and compliance cultures from site to site.
- Lack of a global, coherent and reliable view on EHS compliance performance and liabilities.
- Inability to properly and accurately compare and benchmark sites for compliance.
- Less confidence in your ability to claim that you are compliant across all sites.
The good news is that the implementation of a global approach to managing EHS regulatory compliance is within reach. In fact, the very first step is as simple as downloading a free white paper from our website.
Enhesa and Enablon worked together on a white paper that makes the case for a global approach to managing EHS compliance. To give you an idea of the type of information included, here are two previews from the white paper:
1) Table of contents:
2) Greatest EHS regulatory compliance challenges faced, as per a recent Enhesa customer survey:
Click on the image below to download your complimentary copy of the white paper, and start on a path that will take you from a local to a global approach to EHS compliance management: