Intelex Leans In to Support Customers in their Health, Safety and ESG Journeys

ESG is an opportunity for EHS professionals to maximize the positive impact they have on their employees and the sustainability of their businesses.

As we embark on a new year, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you on behalf of the entire Intelex team for trusting us to be your partners in health, safety and sustainability. We feel a deep sense of purpose and honor to be part of your mission to ensure the health and safety of your people, the efficiency of your operations and the environmental stewardship of your business. We take this responsibility seriously, and we are tireless in our pursuit of continuous improvement so that we continuously raise the level of service we provide our customers. This is only possible through close partnership with you, and for that we are grateful.

I’d also like to take a moment to introduce myself. I joined Intelex last month because I am inspired by the profoundly meaningful impact we have on the world through our customers, and by the unique … Read more...

Investment Money Moving Away from Poor OSH Performers

Evidence is mounting that investors are flat out unwilling to do business with organizations that don’t demonstrably place an importance on the human side of sustainability.

It’s no secret that having an effective workplace health and safety program in place invariably leads to big benefits, such as lower worker injury and mortality rates, a more engaged workforce and a sense of pride and loyalty amongst employees.

As startling statistics prove every year, however, not every business is completely committed to ensuring the health and safety of their workforce.1 Lax standards enforcement, hazard-laden workspaces and cut corners on machine maintenance are just a few of the ways employers routinely place their employees in the face of danger.

If the negative impacts on workers that result from such a philosophy – injury, mental illness, death, to name just a few – are not reason enough to get these organizations to place … Read more...

Insights from NAEM 2021 Part 1: Communication and Innovation at the Intersection of EHS and ESG

The NAEM 2021 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum was the place to be for EHS practitioners last week. For those who weren't able to be there, we have summaries from some of the sessions to help you learn about the impact of ESG and the evolution of EHS.
The NAEM 2021 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum was the place to be for EHS practitioners last week. For those who weren’t able to be there, we have summaries from some of the sessions to help you learn about the impact of ESG and the evolution of EHS.

The National Association for EHS&S Management (NAEM) held its EHS & Sustainability Management Forum online from October 19-21. Subject matter experts from industry and academia, along with leading EHS and ESG vendors, reviewed recent EHS&S developments from the past year and provided a preview of what to expect in 2022 as ESG begins to take center stage for many organizations. While interest in ESG has advanced steadily over the last few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it into greater focus as the world looks to avert the climate crisis while strengthening global resiliency and augmenting the social benefits of capitalism. This … Read more...

Here’s How ESG Will Further the Cause of EHS

ESG will further the cause of EHSQ
No doubt most EHS professionals would rightly declare the work they’ve been doing has aligned with many ESG principles all along.

Ever-growing interest by financial investors and consumers in companies that do the right things for people and the planet by adhering to the guiding principles of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria is great news for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) concerns.

What does one have to do with the other?

EHS has long been positioned as a cost avoidance function to protect company profits through protection programming. But with growing interest by businesses and their efforts to align with ESG, the one will most definitely help the other. 

“With ESG, there’s a triple bottom line: profit, people, and the planet that will be demanded not only by the internal stakeholder, but the consumer and those looking to invest as shareholders,” says Intelex Vice-President of Health and Safety, Scott Read more...

Three Reasons Why ESG Is Taking Off at a Sprint, Not a Walk

No matter what business sector you are in, there is an opportunity for ESG to shine within your operations.
Younger generations will expect sustainable products, not just be delighted by them. No matter what business sector you are in, there is an opportunity for ESG to shine within your operations.

As I laced up my Brooks Ghost 14 running shoes after years of relative inactivity, I felt two things: 1) relief that I was able to work out again and 2) pride that I was practicing what I preach, namely sustainability and ESG.

The Ghost is Brooks’ most well-known model, one that I fell in love with when I started running. According to their website (Carbon Neutral Ghost 14 | Brooks Running), the latest Ghost iteration is carbon neutral – something that one normally doesn’t think about when purchasing shoes, but a feature that increasingly is becoming important to consumers. When I read that the shoe was carbon neutral, I couldn’t help but see what that … Read more...

ESG & IoT Create Smarter Businesses

The rapid growth in capabilities of new technologies such as AR/VR, drones, robotics and the internet of things is accelerating the pursuance and performance of ESG.

There’s no doubt about it; businesses are becoming smarter. They are ramping up their environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies to score a win-win. They are increasing business profitability while boosting sustainability performance, building a strong social contract and embracing more progressive governance.

In a recent blog post we examined some global trends that are driving companies to focus on ESG, but we didn’t discuss the tools, techniques and technology that are helping to make it happen. This blog will discuss some of those tools and technology.

Over the next decade, technology will make it easier for companies to reduce their energy needs and carbon footprint. Renewable energy generation is skyrocketing, companies are investing in smart buildings and factories to reduce energy consumption … Read more...

Earth Day 2021: Intelexians Making a Difference

At Intelex Technologies ULC, our employees believe they can make a difference. Here are some ways Intelexians are “Restoring our Earth.” 
 
Ian Dransutavicius Associate Project Manager, and Georgia Dransutavicius, Product Solution Consultant  
“Earth Day is important to our family because it reminds us that we are borrowing this planet from our children and all future generations. It is a chance for us to reflect on how we can make sustainable choices that benefit the earth in our everyday lives. We also celebrate the day as an opportunity to reconnect with nature and teach ourselves and family members how to be stewards of this planet. On Earth Day, we like to get outside for a hike, make a plant-based meal and look for ideas on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.”
 
Saida Zenagui, Senior Consultant 
“Earth Day for me is about understanding how our choices can make an impact on Read more...

A Q&A about the Changing Role of Technology in Environmental and ESG Management

Expert Connect Q&A

As the notion of being a “good corporate citizen” becomes an imperative in the eyes of stakeholders such as investors, governments and employees, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) management is becoming top of mind for many. Learn the role that technology can play in managing ESG goals.

Expert Connect is a virtual event series that brings together EHSQ professionals, technology experts and thought leaders to discuss hot topics – all while having the audience steer the conversation by participating in live polling. On Wednesday, March 3, at 10 am EST, join Trevor Bronson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, EHS, at Intelex Technologies, ULC, for “The Changing Role of Technology in Environmental and ESG Management.”

This session is designed to examine emerging technologies making an impact on everything from old-school environmental compliance to modern-day ESG reporting, their long-term viability, and how you might be able to use them in impactful … Read more...

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...

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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