Monitoring Our Environmental Impact
Increasingly, environmental health and safety, or EHS, management has, and will continue to be, defined by a new scope of consideration.
Important though they are, EHS management is greater than procedural checks and ensuring safeguards are in place to protect employees from the risks of day-to-day operations.
EHS managers are also charged with the careful monitoring of changes to and risks within the natural environment. Professionals in the industry are expected to manage both on-site threats to employees and their employer’s impact on the world at large.
With an increasingly bright spotlight turned on environmental impact, the risks, both real-world and corporate, of improper environmental practice are on the increase.
Since April 2019, the government’s Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations have been in effect. The new measures define new carbon accounting parameters and have extended the range of who must comply with these regulations to an estimated 12,000 British businesses.
If a company falls within these parameters – and you can find out if yours does here – then ensuring compliant carbon accounting practices has now become a legal requirement. Guaranteeing that a firm operates legally within environmental law likely falls under the EHS manager’s remit of responsibility.
How can Emitwise’s Software Help?
Our team at Emitwise have produced two variants of our software and both streamline the carbon accounting process.
Reportwise, our free software, is entirely compliant with SECR regulations. Companies need only provide simple fuel and electricity measurements, along with a handful of other information points. With this data, Reportwise accurately calculates emissions and provides an output that can be directly entered into your Directors report, thus allowing your company to meet carbon accounting requirements.
Emitwise Pro simplifies the process further. It has been designed to interact directly with each of a company’s different departments. Once it has been set-up it tracks emissions automatically, continuously and across every stage of a company’s operations.
By acquiring the data directly from the company departments that collate it, it overcomes the risk of miscalculations. EHS professionals will be able to use the Emitwise dashboard to follow trends and establish targets.
Our advanced software offers all of the perks of Reportwise in an automated tool to take out the burden of data collection.
It allows its users to craft simulations. EHS managers will be able to use it to map the emissions impact of various operational or supply-chain alterations. Thus, offering a potentially crucial forewarning of emission performance that under SECR regulations will require public disclosure.