What the Judges Said…
“This is something that every global company should be using to insure compliance at the local level. The software and support services are useful for providing regulatory review and compliance assessment.”
Enhesa is a global environmental, health, and safety consultancy that provides EHS regulatory compliance assurance support to industries worldwide. Their EHS Regulatory Compliance Intelligence service offers clear, consolidated, up-to-date summaries of environmental regulations and specific requirements with guidance for over 280 jurisdictions globally, in English and in local languages.
The service enables site, regional, and corporate EHS managers to identify legal requirements applicable to their operations, assess compliance either through self-assessment or a full audit, and manage ongoing compliance through frequent updates that track changes, the company says.
In addition, it offers a consistent, reliable, and regular update on applicable environmental laws to manage compliance across all sites proactively wherever they are located. EHS Regulatory Compliance Intelligence has three different delivery options: an XML data feed, an audit scorecard, and a compliance dashboard.
Compliance Intelligence provides EHS regulatory information worldwide in a way that is easy for non-legal people to understand, the company says. Regulatory information gets updated frequently through the continuous tracking of regulatory changes. The service also helps companies save money by not having to do the regulatory research themselves and by reducing the need for audits, according to Enhesa.
Regulatory applicability screening is built into the service. With its standardized structure, and delivery as a data feed, the service can be integrated with a number of enterprise-wide environmental software solutions, Enhesa says. The service provides a data foundation for advanced analysis such as looking for predictive trends across a company’s facilities.
Enhesa says its Compliance Intelligence service has helped companies become aware of their global compliance status, lower their non-compliance findings, and consolidate their environmental compliance management for improved efficiency. The service allows EHS managers across a company to talk about a similar compliance assurance process. It also facilitates cross-site cooperation and assistance through the service’s multilingual capabilities.
Bruce Adler, principal associate general counsel for EHS at General Electric, says that the company has been an Enhesa client for over 20 years. “Enhesa provides essential support for our site-level EHS staff as well as the global EHS governance team,” he says. “Site staff use Enhesa to stay abreast of current developments and to understand current regulatory obligations. The governance team uses scorecards to conduct audits, heat maps, and strength-of-defense matrices.”