Improve EHS Performance for a Sustainable Business
Even today, the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) business function is sometimes viewed as more of a “necessary evil” that drains the bottom line than as a value-add to the business. But this view has undergone a transformation in recent years, especially in the asset intensive, higher risk industries like oil and gas, chemicals, mining, metals, and utilities.
High profile industrial accidents such as the Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster, and the recent criminal indictment of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on three felony charges for willful disregard of workplace safety, have been a major factor in shifting how EHS is viewed from the board room on down. Now more than ever, continuous improvement of EHS performance is considered as foundational to running a sustainable business. It's not just about compliance and cutting costs anymore...safeguarding license to operate and brand, mitigating business risk, and driving operational excellence all part of the EHS equation. [Read more.]