When it comes to designing, implementing and managing EHS and sustainability programs, each industry faces unique requirements, challenges and opportunities. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and many companies find they lack the resources or expertise to create programs that meet compliance and add business value.
If this is what you’re experiencing as you work to implement or refine your company’s programs, enlisting the help of an EHS and sustainability consultant may provide the direction and helping hands you’re looking for.
The broad-based knowledge and expertise EHS and sustainability consultants bring to the table will help you uncover unknown opportunities. They will also help you manage risks to your business, as well as save you time and money.
Below we dive into some of the challenges seven different industries face, as well as some of the innovative solutions you can uncover with the help of an EHS and sustainability consultant. We’ve also included some helpful resource articles.
The ever-changing regulatory environment of the manufacturing industry, along with increased globalization, have many companies looking for solutions that are cost-effective, scalable, minimize risk and protect worker safety.
An EHS consultant can perform a compliance audit that goes beyond a snapshot of your compliance status, bringing to light opportunities such as improving machine guarding practices to further reduce risk and manage long-term compliance costs. It’s about turning findings into actionable, practical results.
Read: Industrial Hygiene Assessment for Chemical Manufacturing Facility Case Study.
Food & Beverage
Food and beverage companies not only face increased EHS and sustainability expectations, but also increased social demand for transparency and food safety.
A consultant can help you uncover new opportunities for managing compliance, cleaner production methods, and improving worker safety and mitigating contamination risks. Further, they can help you navigate the hidden risks to your brand’s reputation and tell your story in a way that speaks to your customers.
Oil & Gas
Today, oil and gas companies face intense pressures to demonstrate their commitment to compliance, environmental protection, and the safety of their workers and the communities in which they do business.
From program development to compliance, from single project design through construction, from operations and maintenance to decommissioning and redevelopment, an EHS and sustainability consultant uses their lifecycle knowledge to deliver integrated solutions.
Read: Emergency Response for a Pipeline Release Case Study
One of the most unique characteristics about the technology industry is the speed at which innovation moves. As a result, this shortened cycle can present hidden EHS and sustainability challenges—especially as companies expand operations internationally.
An EHS and sustainability consultant can help you navigate the risks, regulations, and cultural nuances when opening or acquiring facilities in new countries, so your business remains agile and unhampered by EHS stumbling blocks. They can also help you define your sustainability strategy and monetize the business case by digging into your company’s unique risks and opportunities, and then outlining a roadmap to achieving short- and long-term goals.
Read: What Truly Drives EHS Compliance in the Tech Sector?
The chemical industry is subject to extensive EHS regulations that affect production, distribution, storage and use of their products around the world.
A consultant’s job is to anticipate, monitor and understand emerging global EHS regulations, as well as help you manage their implications across your supply chain and facility operations.
Read: Rock and a Hard Place: How Hazardous Waste Generators Can Avoid Missteps in the Changing State Regulatory Landscape.
Healthcare, Pharma / Life Sciences
The healthcare industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world, with new requirements and policies emerging all the time. As a result, organizations are not only trying to manage the requirements of today, but also striving to have the scalable processes in place to address the needs of tomorrow, all while providing a high standard of product and care to patients
EHS and sustainability consultants have the technical skills and expertise to support healthcare organizations domestically and globally, ranging from maintaining safe working environments to identifying and addressing patient and provider expectations.
Read: Facilitating the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Case Study.
Today’s railroad industry is a complex business environment as many companies work to adhere to regulations, avoid fines and improve fuel efficiency. Railroad companies need processes and programs in place that maintain their reputation for providing safe, environmentally sound and affordable movement of people and goods.
An experienced consultant understands the nuances of the railroad industry, and can offer a range of services including safety program development, compliance assurance and transaction support.
Read: How Local Municipalities May Be Passing Ordinances that Could Cost Your Railroad Money.
To learn how Antea Group has lent its EHS and sustainability consulting expertise to companies in a variety of industries, explore some of our case studies.
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