Growing companies face a lot of challenges as they expand into new regions and markets. Laws and regulations vary from province to province, and country to country. EHS management software provides the best solution when it comes to regulatory compliance across different municipalities and occupations. EHS management software allows a company to adhere to specific laws, adapt its EHS system to the region, and generally create a more streamlined process focused on cost reduction, and risk management, all the while maintaining a high level of productivity. A well-rounded EHS management system can assist growing companies in three main ways: adapting to new or different regulations according to region, cutting down on procedural costs, and even with recruiting and retaining employees.
Adapt to Changing Regulations
When a company grows or expands, it often takes on new regulatory requirements. If a company has expanded in to a new market, or a new region then these new laws or regulations must be accounted for. Additionally, once a company reaches a certain size, whether in terms of volume of business or number of employees, it may also face stricter laws regarding environmental impact. It can be difficult to keep track of these changes, which is why EHS management software is one of the most important tools in an EHS professional’s pocket. It will streamline the process by creating profiles that include all regulations that must be adhered to, along with occupation specific ones for each employee, based on job title and municipality. Essentially, it will allow growing companies to quickly access, adapt, and adhere to any and all EHS regulations anywhere in the world.
Saving on Procedural Costs
Growing companies must also be wary of increasing procedural costs. Expansion costs money. One way to monitor productivity and prepare a cost-benefit analysis is through EMIS software. A company can examine its energy usage through this software. Environmental managers can use it to discover ways in which the company can save energy, and if energy usage is actually eating into profitability. Once assessed, an action plan can be put in place to manage waste. If used in conjunction with management of change software then both energy usage and EHS can be monitored together and adapted to meet the changing needs of the company, as it itself expands and adapts to changing industry standards. These are all important tools in a successful company’s arsenal and should be utilized to maximum advantage.
Attracting and Retaining Talent
Finally, a well-run environmental management department can help your business develop a reputation as a green employer, a concern for many Millennial employees. Companies known for having effective safety policies that mitigate risk, and for being proponents for being environmentally conscious can find success in the recruitment process. EHS software makes it easy to create graphs demonstrating your environmental compliance and safety record to potential employees. A healthy work environment and a company which is reputed to be employee-centric and environmentally conscious is extremely important in a world characterized by increasing industrial emissions and accidents due to poor EHS management. A good reputation cannot be bought, but it can be built.