ESGs, Sustainable Development and What the Pandemic of 2020 Revealed

ESGs and Sustainable Development

Covid 19 and its global impact has focused attention both on the strains imposed on our health systems and the ability of those systems to respond to the challenges presented by the virus and the interconnecting of people and travel that have acted as vectors in the spread of the disease. The pandemic also served to emphasise the vulnerability of people and societies, and to shed light on the relationship between people and the planet.

Our world, and the diversity of ecosystems it supports, is threatened by deforestation, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, draining of wetlands, climate change, globalization and other factors of modern life. As noted by World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in an address to the 73rd World Health Assembly on May 18, 2020: “The pandemic is a reminder of the intimate and delicate relationship between people and planet. Any efforts to make our world safer … Read more...

How Digital Transformation Is Propelling Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas

Digital Transformation Oil and Gas

Digital transformation plays an impactful role in shaping practices and processes in most industries, including oil and gas. From accurately forecasting the number of incidents to automating administrative tasks related to those incidents and process hazard analyses, the digitization of the oil and gas industry has contributed to worker safety, streamlined EHSQ and compliance processes and nurtured improved safety cultures.

While the oil and gas industry has not been at the forefront of innovation historically, it has, however, retained its position as a leading player in the economy as it continues to be the largest source of energy (in the U.S., it is the #1 source). As the source material for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, it is also used to make products including propane, asphalt and petro-chemical feedstocks as well as heavy and light fuel oil. On top of that, it is also used in producing many consumer products … Read more...

Introducing Expert Connect: Our Monthly New Knowledge Exchange Forum

As the saying goes: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

That’s precisely the idea behind Expert Connect, our virtual event series designed to provide attendees with an exciting experience based on the exchange of ideas, experiences and industry knowledge. This is a true testament to our continued focus on trying to provide our customers, prospects and community with a breadth of experiences.

“There’s something refreshingly different, yet impactful, about learning through free-flowing dialog,” says Scott Gaddis, Vice President and Global Practice Leader, Safety and Health at Intelex. “It lends itself to heightened collaboration and ideation, which is ultimately our end-goal.”


Learning through Dialog: Expert Connect in a Nutshell


Now that we’ve provided context, let’s take a look the key details.

Each session will:

  • Be facilitated by a moderator from Intelex, an industry expert and a panel of specialists.
  • Consist of
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Sustainability, Transparency and Operational Excellence – 360 Degree View of Your EHSQ Performance

Managing environmental impacts can be challenging for EHSQ professionals.

Regulatory compliance drives the need to track your environmental data. Public opinion is a vital part of sustainability and business continuity in today’s hyper-connected world, and no company wants to make headlines for a spill or release or for poisoning employees or the ecosystem. 

Compliance can seem daunting and having a software system alone is not enough. You must have the flexibility to collect and manage the data and information that matters most to your organization. Only then will you have transparency into your company’s environmental and sustainability performance. 

In this webinar, speakers Rob Polito and Jason Beebe will walk you through what you could get out of an environmental management information system (EMIS). They will explain why planning for the future is paramount to ensuring your success.  

Sustainability, Transparency and Operational Excellence – 360 Degree View of Your EHSQ Performance provides a deep dive into the tools available to help you achieve the following: 

  • Simplify data collection 
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Your Business Continuity Toolkit: A One-Stop Destination to Drive Business Agility

As the age-old adage goes, “a goal without a plan is only a wish.” Interestingly, that saying is just as relevant and powerful today as it has been in the past.

As businesses continue to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders are faced with developing long-term strategies, all while addressing immediate needs and challenges. This is where the business continuity model and framework come in.

For this very reason, it’s become even more critical to provide decision-makers with key industry-specific, actionable recommendations through processes and toolkits – to save them time and give them the bandwidth needed to tackle pressing issues that require their attention.

The Definition of Business Continuity


As defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO), business continuity management is “a management process that identifies potential threats and provides a framework for building resilience and capability for an effective response which safeguards the interests of … Read more...

Leveraging ISO 45001:2018 to Build a Strong Foundation to a Sustainability Framework

For over two decades, achieving sustainable practices has been top of mind for decision makers in many industries and the oil and gas industry is no exception. In fact, it appears that the need to meet this objective has become more critical because of volatility in the industry, a disrupted supply chain due to COVID-19 and falling prices. That’s not to say that it is not achievable – it just requires a strong framework, followed by thorough execution.

In the Insight Report, “Leveraging ISO 45001:2018 to Build a Strong Foundation to a Sustainability Framework,” author Chris Ward quotes Sun-Tzu, a Chinese military strategist, who shrewdly observed that “In the midst of chaos, there is opportunity.”

“This has never been so true; the way forward for the oil and gas industry is to provide sustainability through applied technology in an efficient and reliable way,” writes Ward, an ex-UK regulator … Read more...

A Call for Reducing the Environmental Footprint on Air Pollution

Why Businesses Can’t View this as a Choice Anymore

Did you know that according to The United Nations Statistics Division, the levels of carbon dioxide and methanehave increased by 40% and 150% respectively in the last 100 years?  

When you really think about it, it should come as no surprise given the steady increase in the demand for fossil fuels, unenforced regulations or governance and lastly, the increasing rates of competition and globalization.  

This brings us to why reducing the environmental footprint has returned to the spotlight – and rightfully so. With the environmental footprint being a very broad topic and with the celebration of Earth Day yesterday, it might be time to revisit the issue of air pollution.

Some Interesting Facts about Air Pollution 

Let’s start by taking a look at some interesting facts: 

  • From an industry perspective, the top offenders are energy (80%), agriculture (14%), industrial processes (4%), and waste (~3%). 
  • From a geographic
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The Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day’s Half-Century from Home

Celebrate Earth Day at home by doing these five activities.

During this difficult time, we’ve all had to adapt to our new normal in our own way. If there were any silver lining to come from this, it would be that with people staying at home and fewer cars on the road, things have never been better for climate change. But we still have a long way to go.

Although there won’t be any group activities this year for Earth Day like cleaning your local park, there are still some activities you can do from home to keep you busy during this time of isolation and give back to the environment.

Check out our Top 5 list for #Earthdayfromhome below:

Bring the great outdoors indoors with air purifying plants. Studies have shown that plants not only will improve air quality, but they can boost your mood, reduce stress, and fight … Read more...

Earth Day Turns 50 and Goes Digital

It turns out you can teach a 50-year-old Earth Day new tricks.

Amid the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, is marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the first Digital Earth Day, a global digital mobilization on April 22 to address the most urgent threats to people and the planet. 

“At Earth Day Network, the health and safety of volunteers and participants in Earth Day events is our top concern. Amid the recent outbreak, we encourage people to rise up but to do so safely and responsibly — in many cases, that means using our voices to drive action online rather than in person,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network.

 “Whether it be coronavirus or our global climate crisis, we cannot shut down,” said Rogers. “Instead, we must shift our energies and efforts to new ways to mobilize … Read more...

Infographic: Sustainability: Profits, Planet and People

Sustainability, sustainable business practices or “green” business is all about what a company can do to minimize damaging impacts on the environment, people and society. It’s the effort your organization makes to do good for our world.

It’s also the better way to do business. Sustainability matters more than ever to today’s employees, customers, and partners. Environmental management best practices have moved well beyond compliance and risk mitigation. Every organization is on its own sustainability journey and Intelex provides environmental management software solutions that makes it possible to mobilize workforces and create sustainable cultures.

EHS professionals are integral to sustainability and operational excellence.  In the past, corporate sustainability efforts focused on environmental issues, such as resource usage and emissions reductions. Attention has turned to other aspects of sustainability, including occupational safety, health and wellness. Companies and their supply chains are managing sustainability through strategic initiatives embedded into daily operations, managed … Read more...