The ‘Global 2500’ company spends £56 million on all aspects of environmental management and likely up
to three times that for environmental, health, safety and quality management. Of this, as much as 64%
relates solely to the costs of information management. Consequently, for every pound spent on
environmental, health and safety or quality management, another £1.75 is spent managing the information
behind it . Consequently, environmental, quality and health and safety (EQS) managers spend two thirds of
their time gathering, analyzing, storing or sharing information and little of this time is value added .
Obviously, therefore, whether an organisation is a Global 2500 company or a small or medium scale
enterprise, EQS management efficiency and performance can be improved by as much as 56% simply by
improving information management practices.