Business Analytics and Technology
The role of the Environmental/Health/Saftey function is changing. Concerns about global climate disruption are placing unprecedented demands on Environmental/Health/Safety (EHS) functions in all industries. Industries with heavy environmental footprints will be particularly impacted.
- Markets for products and services worldwide are becoming increasingly sophisticated about environmental performance, offering both revenue and brand opportunities and risks.
- Environmental regulations and associated financial exposure are anticipated to grow significantly with greenhouse gas legislation.
- The impact of energy and resource usage on environmental and financial performance is becoming more widely appreciated.
EHS Functions can lead corporate responses to increasing environmental demands. EHS can proactively prepare their organizations for these changes in several ways.
- Establishing a process of continuous improvement in Environmental Management Systems.
- Providing subject matter expertise and performance reporting to other corporate functions, from operations to marketing to finance.
- Developing and championing the business case for exceptional performance in sustainability and environmental excellence.
- Quantifying and documenting EHS value delivery.
EHS Functions will need better tools to meet increasing corporate and stakeholder needs. A critical common denominator of these EHS endeavors is information. Without good information technology capabilities, a corporation’s ability to improve sustainability performance is significantly hampered. MetaVu's Quattro Model is ideal approach to identifying and rectifying gaps in organizational capabilities related to environmental performance information technology and reporting.
MetaVu’s Business Analytics and Technology Practice helps organizations design comprehensive approaches to environmental and energy performance management as part of corporate sustainability strategies. MetaVu provides the perspective and guidance to help EHS organizations address tough questions:
- What environmental performance metrics and measurements does the organization need today, and how will those needs grow in the future?
- What is the value of timely, consistent, and accurate environmental performance data to shareholders and to effective executive decision support?
- How well is our current Environmental Management System supporting our business today, what will it need to do tomorrow, and what are the gaps in organizational capabilities?
- What implications do the answers to these questions have on information technology (IT) requirements and how does our current IT infrastructure measure up?
- What are the opportunities to use IT to support growing demands on the EHS function?