Aligning EHS And Quality As A Strategic Focus For Firms
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The mindset of many corporate EHS managers is shifting to employ a more overarching risk-based approach. What does this mean for combining EHS and quality (EHSQ) management? Firms are increasingly perceiving the alignment between EHS and quality processes and are leveraging both efficiencies and incident prevention using: 1) an organizational strategy for EHSQ management; and 2) technology that enables this strategy. This report serves as a lens for global EHS executives to recognize the business activities that cut across EHS and quality, and ask themselves five strategic questions that investigate the EHSQ potential. This report also contrasts three different scenarios of EHSQ integration so that corporate managers can gauge their firm’s current status, identify objectives for future integration, and prepare their strategies and resources accordingly.
Table of contentsAligning EHS And Quality As A Strategic Focus For Firms
EHS And Quality Are Increasingly Being Managed Under A Single Business Function
Exploring Tech-Enabled Processes That Facilitate Integrated EHSQ Management
Three Scenarios Define A Firm’s Extent Of EHSQ Integration
Table of figuresFigure 1. Change In Quality Spend In 2019 Compared To 2018
Figure 2. 2019 Investment Plans For Quality Management Software Across 25 Industries
Figure 3. State Of Play Of Technologies For Integrated EHSQ Management
Figure 4. Three Scenarios Of EHSQ Integration Defined By (A) People, (B) Processes And (C) Technology