The next generation in environmental health & safety: a focus on operational risk
Published on: September 24, 2015
NAEM Executive Brief
Michael Pardus, Operations Risk and Compliance Practice Leader
As business perspectives on environmental, health & safety (EHS) management have evolved over the last decade, the EHS function has become a crucial element of corporate governance programs. Now, boardrooms across the U.S. are going even farther as they recognize the potential of EHS to move beyond governance and into the plus side of the ledger.
EHS is increasingly tied to the globalization of markets, greater international regulation of chemicals and products, and resource vulnerabilities. As a result, EHS programs and resources are now focusing on operations risk and compliance. At its core, operations risk and compliance consists of business continuity, brand protection, and lowering the total cost of operations.