“Compliance” has a straightforward definition:
“Meeting rules or standards” encompasses compliance, and its role in EHS, nicely. However, in the complex world we live in, the “rules or standards” that need to be complied with can vary greatly depending on the situation.
Compliance can mean different things to different people in different industries:
- Medicine must comply with strict testing regulations and earn appropriate licenses before it can be placed on the market.
- Financial reporting requirements must be strictly complied with.
- Products placed on the market will need to comply with a host of technical standards (EN, BS and ISO) before they can be sold.
- Internal corporate standards must be complied with.
All of these (and many more) need to be complied with.
However, what we at Enhesa do is help companies manage their EHS Regulatory Compliance.
The particular type of rules or standards that we help companies comply with are any environmental, health and safety (EHS)-related laws and regulations, worldwide, that may impact your company’s operations.
To put this another way, if you operate multiple factories in China, India, Germany and the United States, you will need to ensure those facilities are in compliance with the local EHS laws. This ensures that your people are kept safe at work; you do not pollute the environment and ultimately you can keep operating your business. This is a fundamental component of sound risk, corporate governance and business continuity management
EHS Regulatory Compliance is a fundamental part of the requirements in ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 to “maintain knowledge and understanding of your compliance status.” Under these standards, you need to have an awareness of your compliance risks on an on-going basis—at any given time.
What types of EHS-related law and regulations are we talking about? By way of example, for a typical industrial manufacturing operation we would make the following assumptions:
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We cover the legal requirements your sites (in each jurisdiction) would need to comply with related to these.
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