The social, political, legal, economic and reputational impacts of environmental safety management are of increasing concern. Leading-practice organisations are committed to demonstrating their business activities are conducted in a sustainable manner to minimize the environmental impact of operations.
An Environmental Safety Management System details the effective environmental safety practices across all activities and operations to address the management of environmental risk. It will frequently include integration of process safety requirements to provide a consistent framework for the management of process safety related risk.
As a result of an increasingly regulated business environment, employees and contractors are now responsible for contributing to a safe and environmentally responsible workplace. This requires organisations conduct day-to-day operational activities in a way that demonstrates the ongoing identification of environmental hazards and implementing of effective risk control measures.
erms can assist in the development of whole-of-business environmental safety systems to enable the demonstration of satisfying legislative compliance requirements, and move toward a culture of leading-practice.