Many companies continue to struggle with environment, health, and safety (EHS) challenges. That includes extreme weather, organizational silos, data overwhelm, and a rapidly changing workforce. Fortunately, experts in the field share smart strategies to address them in Environmental Leader’s new special report “EHS Management — A Look Forward to 2019.”
The EHS profession is evolving so quickly that the acronym doesn’t even tell the whole story any more. Worker well being, safety culture, and the broad umbrella of sustainability are areas of responsibility that now frequently fall to these pros. Hurricanes and other extreme weather events reinforce the need for effective EHS management.
“It’s an unfortunate fact that any time there’s a natural disaster like what happened with Harvey, there’s always a learning curve,” says David Meyer, a senior consultant with the strategic, management, and technical consulting solutions company BSI EHS Services and Solutions. “We get more inquiries about business continuity planning, helping companies with their contingency plans, and emergency planning.”
Smart C-suite executives and board members can consider these forward-thinking EHS management strategies described in the new report:
- Streamlining data analysis
- Improving training methods
- Harnessing emerging technologies
- Encouraging standardization
- Attracting Millennial and Generation Z talent
The report covers emerging EHS management technologies like blockchain, autonomous vehicles, and drones.
Companies featured in the special report include Airbus, Antea Group USA, BSI EHS Services and Solutions, Cority, EcoVadis, Hensel Phelps Construction, Intelex Technologies, Microsoft, Nestlé, Smithfield Foods, Stericycle Environmental Solutions, Tetra Pak, Veolia North America, and Xylem, Inc.
Amy Blanton, manager of product safety and sustainability for Veolia North America, was among the experts interviewed. She shared how her company prepared for hurricane season. Stewart Leeth, chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods, discussed how the world’s largest hog producer and pork processor responded to Hurricane Florence.
Gregory Mimms, VP of environment, health, safety and sustainability for global water technology provider Xylem Inc., detailed a program at their facility in Strzelin, Poland that lowered the injury rate and caused employee engagement to soar.
Download the Environmental Leader special report here: EHS Management — A Look Forward to 2019.