Compliance Evaluation

Achieving Multi-Jurisdictional Compliance

To achieve multi-jurisdictional compliance under standards including ISO 14001 and 50001 and OHSAS 18001, understanding and applying the law of each jurisdiction in which your organisation operates is a necessity. To this end, there are two key challenges for an organisation operating at multiple sites and/or in multiple jurisdictions: Understanding the legislation, regulations and directives …

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Is there real value in ISO standards?

From any multi-national company’s perspective, ISO standards offer a number of benefits, including: Breaking down international borders: through the widespread adoption of standards, products and services are developed according to internationally accepted specifications Improving efficiency Sharing and proliferation of innovation and technological advances Creating a baseline for health and safety and environmental impact While not …

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Can the threat of adverse publicity motivate companies to achieve legal compliance?

In the current economic climate, public perception matters.  A damaged reputation and decrease in public trust can take years to overcome as well as affect share price and operating credibility.  In this piece, we will consider if the threat of adverse publicity is an effective means of motivating companies to achieve legal compliance. Imposing adverse …

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The challenges of multi-jurisdictional compliance evaluation

Companies who implement a number of management systems including ISO 14001, the environmental management system, ISO 50001, the energy management system and OHSAS 18001, the health and safety management system are required to identify legal and other requirements that are applicable to them and subsequently evaluate their compliance with these. This presents its own difficulties …

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