The third annual Aberdeen Report – Environmental, Health and Safety: Going Beyond Compliance

So you’ve recognized the need to re-evaluate your Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) program. Now what? For starters, it’s important to address all regulations to ensure compliance within your specific industry.  By meeting these criteria, your company can better manage risks and unexpected adverse events in the workplace, and gain more control in return.

In its recently released third annual report, Environmental, Health and Safety: Going Beyond Compliance, Aberdeen delivers information on vital EHS initiatives within an organization and outlines how technology solutions can be key contributors to establishing an organizational roadmap towards compliance and beyond. 

The main points outlined in the report include pressures on driving a focus on EHS, overcoming organizational resistance to implementing an EHS strategy, and enabling visibility into critical EHS performance data and compliance mandates.  With inspiring case studies on consolidation and successful environmental system streamlining, this report provides many significant factors involved in implementing … Read more...

Sustainability as a business opportunity

Thinking of bringing your business to a more sustainable place?

The best starting place for any business leader to embrace sustainability is to shift away from looking at sustainability in terms of how much it will cost, and towards assessing the returns it will generate.

Consider the phenomenon known as the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) which emerged in the field of quality management in the late 1980s. COPQ can be thought of as follows: by neglecting the importance of quality, an organization literally pays to generate waste and other problems, often in the form of scraps, reworks, recalls, rejects, reworks, service calls, warranty claims and more. Similarly, in the realm of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability of environmental, social and economic responsibility, organizations essentially commit capital to generate waste. Not a great investment, especially when sustainability actually presents a ton of revenue-generating opportunities.

Since the purview of sustainable … Read more...