EHS Leads Companies' COVID-19 Response: "An EHS Leader Knows How to Implement"
This perspective is widely shared by other EHS leaders. One EHS leader described how “EHS is a key member of the crisis management team. We own the tactical execution of the plan and ensuring that the elements are right. We're the front line, making sure that the systems and processes that are developed are properly executed globally.” Additionally, the ability to collaborate is core to achieving corporate EHS objectives and is needed even more so in today’s business climate. This is underscored by another EHS Vice President describing his role as the “the chief dot connector” among business functions.
The importance of executing and connecting dots, from the factory level to the senior levels of management, was evident in recent NAEM benchmarking survey findings. Among respondents, 41% said they were leading their companies’ responses to COVID-19 and 49% said they were collaborating.
Next month, NAEM will be publishing this benchmark research tracking how COVID-19 is reshaping the staffing, structure and budgets of EHS functions within companies. Our goal is to track the impact over the next 18-24 months to gain insight into the long-term changes in EHS management.
We invite you to join us on July 1 to discuss the key takeaways from the research. Register here for first-hand analytical insights into how these tactical executors and chief dot connectors are getting the job done.