• Thematic Bonds: Opportunities and Risks

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    Even those who don’t believe in the concept itself can no longer deny the fact that climate change is disrupting how business is done. Companies are witnessing dramatic changes in the business environment, regulatory policy, access to finance, and stakeholder expectations, and as such, are making sweeping changes to address risk and capitalize on opportunities. To navigate the coming transformative decade, businesses will need to think creatively about how they can harness available resources.
  • Building Organizational Resilience with ESG

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    Organizations need to do more than know their product lines, research their customers and balance the books. They also need to understand the threats and opportunities that are part of the world in which they operate. Understanding the nature of risk might not be the most exciting part of running an organization, but it's the one that will help to ensure you have an organization to work at in the years to come.
  • 3 Ways to Ensure ESG Data Quality

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    ESG is transitioning from a reputational issue to a compliance one. This means you must make sure your ESG data is accurate. If your data is inaccurate, you could end up with a legal problem, in addition to a reputational one. Learn more about three ways to verify and ensure the quality of your ESG data.
  • Identifying Hazards In Non-Routine Work & Emergencies

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    Non-routine or infrequent tasks, including maintenance and startup/shutdown activities, present a range of hazards. Emergencies also present hazards that must be identified and understood. In both cases, hazard identification, situational awareness and critical thinking are essential to optimizing outcomes and making what may turn out to be life-saving decisions.
  • ESG Assurance – An Opportunity For Transparency & Trust

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    Customers, employees and investors are increasingly putting ESG issues front and center when making decisions about the companies they engage with. Rising shareholder and consumer activism, as well as new forms of regulation, mean that it is no longer enough to simply state ambitions or good intentions. The challenge is to prove to stakeholders that policies and initiatives are translating into meaningful action and impact throughout the company’s business plan and its supply chain. Brands that can achieve this have an opportunity to establish long-term loyalty, advocacy and even competitive advantage.
  • SEC Proposed Changes to Climate Risk Disclosures: What You Should Know

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    On March 21, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed major rule amendments to require the disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities. Notably, the proposal includes a requirement for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to be reported and independently verified by a third-party specialist.
  • The Path to Net Zero: Taking Action Over What You Control

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    The high-level approach to achieving real net zero is straightforward: eliminate Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) where you can across the lifecycle; reduce emissions of those that can’t be eliminated; substitute more carbon-intensive activities and sources with less intensive approaches and renewable energy; and as a last resort neutralize only that which is unavoidable, through the acquisition of offsets.
  • COP26 - Did Glasgow Meet the Standard?

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    The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26, was the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The tone of COP is often optimistic in week one, with reporting running into the reality of compromise and delay in week two. Yet the tone surrounding COP26 was one of managing expectations – so what was the final verdict?
  • Creating a Net Positive Organization

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    Possibly the most important and complex thing we do in our professional practice is the management of change (MOC). This is a central component of our management systems, and, is also referred to as change management. As EHSS professionals we orient to MOC mainly from a technical perspective. I focus here on a non-technical aspect of it and suggest that we stand at a leadership threshold, one, that if we step through, can provide greater enterprise-wide impact.
  • Mapping ESG Strategy to Plan-Do-Check-Act

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    The topic of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has increasingly been getting more traction and attention from the world’s leading companies, investors, and consumers. More companies like yours are looking for the best way to establish and implement actions and strategies related to ESG, managing and evaluating these efforts in similar ways to other management system activities. What you need is a process to guide your ESG activities and to know if they are achieving the desired outcomes and enhancing your business performance.
  • The Path to Net Zero

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    The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report (AR6)1 could not have been clearer. Human activity has warmed our planet and to manage global warming, we must limit cumulative carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to at least net zero, while cutting other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To keep global warming to 1.5°C as targeted by the Paris Agreement and to reduce the destructive impacts of climate change, global GHG emissions need to reach net zero by 2050. Without action, weather and climate extremes will become more frequent and intense in every region across the globe.
  • ISO 45001: Protecting Your People

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    Occupational health and safety management systems have traditionally focused on physical safety rather than broader health and well-being. With both the impact and costs of employee mental health building as a result of the pandemic, organizations are now recognizing that OH&S is no longer just about managing physical risk, it must address the often hidden challenges that mental health and well-being brings to the changing world of work.
  • 7 Steps to Develop and Implement an ESG Strategy

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    The time has passed for organizations to take a passive approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) planning. Now more than ever, investors, employees, and customers are shining a bright light on companies’ ESG strategies, practices, and performance when deciding where and with whom to partner with or invest in.
  • 5 Best Practices for a Successful Safety Observations Program

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    You may already have a program in place to capture near misses and incidents in your organization. But what about observations of at-risk or unsafe conditions or behaviors? Data on observations can help to identify hazards, risks, and behaviors that need to change. If your company does not have a program where workers can capture and report observations, there are five best practices to help you get started.
  • High Performing Health and Safety Programs Rely on EHS Software

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    Upgrading systems or investing in new technology requires a system-wide change that typically starts with the question, “What’s the return on investment?” Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) program managers, along with those involved in the day-to-day operations of safety programs, are helping us answer that question, and will lead their organizations to improve their health and safety programs.
  • The Power of a Centralized ESG Management System to Streamline Company Acquisitions

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    Mergers and acquisitions are a common practice in today’s increasingly global world. While deals are getting bigger, piquing the interest of more companies to follow suit, the reality of mergers and acquisitions for leaders and their employees involved in the undertaking can be a challenging one filled with on-going changes and uncertainties.
  • On-Site & Remote: A flexible approach to ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certification

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    When NA Höganäs decided to pursue significant growth objectives in North America, certification to ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 helped demonstrate a commitment to increasingly important safety and environmental considerations. Here, we speak with David Johnson – EHS Manager at NA Höganäs – about the role that a blended on-site and remote approach to auditing played in helping NA Höganäs meet its business-critical certification plans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • EHS and Its Value to Management

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    Workplace health and safety is essential in creating effective businesses that are productive, provide quality at all levels, and empower employees to be engaged, no matter the situation. That being said, not all organizations are at a place of “internal comfort” when it comes to health and safety.
  • Natural Processes Can Provide a Tailwind For Contaminant Remediation

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    Natural contaminant degradation processes fueled by microbial activity have become a potent tool for environmental managers looking for socially responsible remediation strategies.
  • How Management of Change Brings EHS and Operations Together

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    There are probably many instances out there where EHS and Operations are not working together as much as they should. Similarly, there are many examples of how a platform like Enablon helps to create greater opportunities for both departments to work together in order to improve safety and productivity. This post focuses on Management of Change as an example.

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