The Value of an Integrated Approach to EHSQ Management

We need to take a different approach to managing Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality (EHSQ) efforts. It involves doing away with the E – HS – Q siloed, fragmented approach where departments have little or no communication or collaboration amongst each other. Instead, take an approach that is based on all departments sharing data and working with each other in a highly cohesive and efficient way that saves time, money and effort.

The concept is known as an Integrated Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality (EHSQ) management system.

In many companies, department leaders share many of the same concerns: fragmented technology, poor metrics, cultural challenges, inconsistent support of upper management, and siloed processes. Wouldn’t it make sense to manage these similar challenges – and look for shared opportunities – under one framework?

According to a recent report from LNS Research, organizations that adopt an integrated EHSQ management system achieve the attention, support and priority of top management 40 percent more often than others, and have improved risk management, operational and financial performance when compared to their competition.

Currently, however, it seems that only 20 percent of organizations have implemented EHSQ management systems.

Management hasn’t been in the dark about the resulting inefficiencies, however, and have launched various initiatives, including “Culture of Quality” and “Culture of Safety” programs. Although such attempts have proven useful within siloed company departments, an overarching system that benefits all equally is needed to help companies realize the financial, reputational and internal morale rewards that are available to them.

A new e-book from LNS Research, “At the Intersection of Environment, Health, Safety and Quality: Creating Value through Integrated Management Systems”, explains in-depth how organizations can bring an integrated EHSQ management system into their operation and begin to capitalize on its benefits. It looks at:

  • The current state of the market, including typical objectives and challenges of EHSQ teams
  • Guidance on the integrated management approach journey
  • A comparison of integrated and separate management approaches
  • How to plan and implement a strategy for integrated EHSQ management system success.

The e-book also includes a series of valuable recommendations for those looking to embark on the integrated management system journey. Get your copy of “At the Intersection of Environment, Health, Safety and Quality” here:DOWNLOAD NOW Button

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