Environment, health and safety

The compliance, productivity and operational issues in managing environment, health and safety (EHS) risks have become broader and more complex. It is now recognised that managing EHS risks can have a positive impact on workplace productivity and financial performance.

What EY can do for you

EY teams can help clients reduce the risks and consequence of adverse impacts on EHS, and support clients as they make strategic and operational decisions that can help drive effective productivity outcomes and positive employee engagement.

Through deep knowledge and subject-matter experience across the EHS spectrum, EY professionals can support organisations with:

  • Strategy setting and development
  • Management system development
  • EHS risks and controls
  • Organisational behavior and culture change
  • EHS audits and reporting
  • EHS compliance management
  • EHS due diligence assessments for investments, acquisitions and divestments
  • Design and deployment of innovative digital technologies, systems and analytics

EY teams are focussed on guiding clients to help improve EHS performance. The teams help prioritise the focus of the EHS program and how it links to the business. This can help clients unlock the potential of EHS to create value rather than being perceived simply as a cost center.

EY EHS services include helping clients transform business processes to help reduce risk and lower costs. This can result in an enhanced EHS strategy, a more balanced and integrated risk focus and the integration of technology and advanced analytics that can ultimately lead to increased revenue.

  • EHS risk assessments and compliance

    • Performing or assisting with EHS risk assessments
    • Assisting with EHS risk controls selection, design and development
    • Assisting with EHS maturity assessments
    • Conducting EHS due diligence assessments
    • Assisting with statutory, compliance and internal EHS assessments, including assessments against International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standards
    • Co-developing and assisting with large-scale compliance assessments against EHS, quality and other non-financial information management systems
    • Performing a gap analysis to assess legislation or internal policy compliance
    • Assisting with improvements to reinforce a culture of safety
    • Assessing mental health risk management and advising on the development of mental health frameworks
    • Assessing psychosocial and mental health risks
    • Assisting with environmental approvals and impact assessments
    • Advising on resource efficiency, waste management and packaging and the circular economy
    • Advising on asset decommissioning, closure, remediation, restoration, rehabilitation and post-closure strategy, planning, management and costing
  • EHS management systems and analysis

    • Co-developing and reviewing EHS management systems and assurance frameworks (including systems in accordance with ISO standards)
    • Advising on EHS compliance management systems
    • Analysing management and board reporting
    • Performing EHS internal audits
    • Advising on EHS data management
    • Performing EHS data analytics
    • Advising on EHS IT system effectiveness and transformation
  • EHS technology implementation

    EY teams can support the implementation of technology that can help improve the EHS function. This includes developing a strategy to capture data cost-effectively and then using that data to run the business and report on its performance more effectively.

    We have strategic alliances with several technology providers, including EnablonMicrosoftIBM and SAP, to develop EHS solutions and platforms.

EHS Maturity Model

The EY EHS Maturity Model can help assess the maturity of an EHS risk management program and identify recommendations for program improvements across multiple dimensions (e.g., strategy, people, leadership and governance, assurance and reporting, risk and opportunity, systems and structures and technology).

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How do we promote psychological health and safety?

Rana Labban, Senior Manager in EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services at Ernst & Young LLP, Canada, talks about how environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability are not mutually exclusive and the increasing spotlight on issues in this area.

Hear how Rana and her team’s commitment to facilitate transformation provides clients with the best tools to transform their businesses and rethink health and safety.

Rana Labban on health and safety transformation for EY Clients | Duration: 03:08

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