More than one environment, health, and safety (EHS) manager – when frustrated about their tech companies' wavering focus on EHS – has warned executives that they might go to jail for insufficient attention to regulations. This 'stick' approach may be needed on occasion, but today the strategic and creative 'carrot' approaches to garnering full-company commitment to safe and responsible behaviors are winning out.
This is the conclusion of the breakout session 'Articulating the Value of EHS to Executives' at the EHSxTech Workshop last month in Maidenhead, England (hosted by Adobe). My colleague Paul Durkee, Antea Group senior consultant and president/CEO of Inogen Environmental Alliance facilitated the discussion as I captured the experiences and recommendations expressed by EHS and sustainability managers working at several of the world's largest tech companies.
Read the full post over at EBN.