EHS Services - Management Systems Implementation
Introduction. Strong management systems are critical
to maintaining ongoing compliance and implementing EHS improvements
within an organization. By implementing systems that function
effectively and that 'fit' the people, culture, and expectations
of the organization, the organization can help minimize its environmental,
health, and safety (EHS) risks and achieve lasting improvements
in EHS performance.
Implementation. In the drive for ever increasing efficiency,
environmental, health, and safety activities are coming under
scrutiny. Examining existing management systems from a process
effectiveness standpoint is a way to identify inefficiencies and
perhaps even gaps in the systems. We have worked with several
Fortune 500 companies to "redesign" their EHS processes
to be more efficient and effective. In the case of a carbon products
manufacturer, the redesign project, conducted jointly with a client
team, resulted in changes to streamline environmental compliance
monitoring and shift resources to more proactive activities. Our
approach to these assignments often involves working with a client
team so that they can learn process assessment and redesign skills
and help us to ensure that the recommendations are appropriate
and will be supported internally. Read More.
ISO 14001. ISO 14001 is a well-established international standard for implementing environmental management systems. In addition to our assessment/audit services, we can provide guidance and hands-on assistance to help
implement the required elements of a management system that meets the requirements of the ISO standard. This includes assistance in areas such as environmental aspects evaluation, procedure development, training, auditing, and management review.
ISO 50001. Similar to ISO 14001, the ISO 50001 standard is a similar management systems standard focused solely on energy. As with 14001, KCI helps companies develop ISO 50001-compliant energy management systems, track energy data, and achieve and maintain their ISO 50001 certification.
The Information Technology Connection. An important aspect of effective and efficient EHS management systems today is the integration of information technology and software tools. Increasingly, proper use of information technology and software within an organization can help save time and money by streamlining how information gets managed and communicated throughout an organization. Our consultants have extensive experience developing such tools and, most importantly, helping organizations integrate those tools within their current management systems.
Our Qualifications. Our consultants have helped companies, facilities, and individual sites design, develop, and implement
EHS management systems within many different types of organizations. To better understand our experience in this area, review descriptions
of projects we've conducted in the areas of implementation experience and information technology.