October 30, 2017
Properly managing the onsite generation, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes and dangerous goods is a critical requirement for companies that need to maintain compliance. Traditionally, organizations have utilized a combination of spreadsheets, emails, and homegrown solutions to manage their hazardous waste streams, but with changing regulations, growing operational footprints, staff reductions, and the need to share data across locations, environmental professionals are turning to more comprehensive solutions to meet their needs and reduce the risk of a non-compliance event.
For many environmental professionals, ensuring compliance with waste regulations can be a daunting task. Having a robust, cloud-based waste solution in place can help users manage returned manifests and receipts, quickly demonstrate compliance with applicable regulations to internal auditors and regulators, ensure waste streams are disposed of in a timely manner, and eliminates “fire-fighting”. This leaves more time for staff to focus on sustainability goals and activities, including identifying ways to reduce the company’s waste footprint.
On that note, we’re excited to introduce our enhanced Waste Management solution to our global community of EHS leaders. One of our customers, Aaron Welch, Environmental Programs Specialist at Central Arizona Project, perfectly summed up the value this functionality will have on operational efficiency, “What I am most looking forward to with the waste management module is being able to reduce data entry into multiple systems, eliminate the need to maintain multiple spreadsheets, and to generate real time dynamic reports using Cority that I can share with my management team.”
Key benefits of Cority’s Waste Management solution include:
- Eliminating spreadsheets, emails, and ineffective homegrown systems
- Automatically notifying the right people that hazardous waste has been generated and is ready for pick up and storage or disposal
- Automatically tracking onsite accumulation days
- Enabling personnel to generate manifests, which can lead to cost savings
- Managing internal charge backs or billing for external clients
- Maintaining records for reporting to agencies and corporate staff
- Managing and updating waste profiles
- Approving waste haulers and disposal facilities
Our Waste Management solution is designed to work across geographies and sectors to reduce the headaches clients face with managing waste streams across multiple facilities scattered across different regulatory jurisdictions. Cority can help EHS professionals reduce the time it takes to collect the information needed for reports, agency audits, internal audits, and stakeholder requests, which will enable them to focus on other key areas of the business.
To see firsthand how our new Waste Management solution can help you drive improvements in your waste management program, request a demo with one of our experts.
About the Author
Ian Cohen, MS is the Product Marketing Manager responsible for Cority's Environmental and Safety initiatives. Before taking this role, Ian was Cority's Environmental Product Manager, where he was responsible for developing Cority's Environmental Compliance and Data Management Suite. Prior to working with Cority, Ian was an environmental specialist at Florida Power & Light Company, a NextEra Energy, Inc., company, where he led the development, implementation, and management of various environmental management systems and programs. Ian is well versed in the development of enterprise environmental management information systems and is a subject matter expert in corporate sustainability, including program development, annual reporting and stakeholder communications. Ian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science in Environmental Science, both from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.More Content by Ian Cohen, MS