Occupational safety and health (OHS) professionals working in organizations are integral to sustainability and operational excellence. In the past, corporate sustainability efforts focused on environmental issues, such as resource usage and emissions reductions. Attention has turned to other aspects of sustainability, including occupational safety, health and wellness. Companies and their supply chains are managing sustainability through strategic initiatives embedded into daily operations, managed and measured proactively and globally as part of larger business/operational excellence initiatives and stakeholder expectations.
Investors break down sustainability into environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, with an expectation companies will report on the measurement and resulting outcome of managing these issues. The safety and health of workers – the human capital - is part of the social dimension of sustainability.
Some companies call this corporate social responsibility (CSR), others refer to it as the triple-bottom line, leveraging people, planet and profits to achieve long-term value and organizational sustainability goals. Ideally, sustainability goals strive to balance social, environmental and economic considerations for long-term corporate success and viability.
This webinar will examine sustainability by: