Why Environmental Compliance is Important
Environmental compliance was never meant to choke a company to simply adhere to these nagging regulations despite its high cost that the government has set for them to follow. On the contrary, it was placed for the benefit of companies in having an environmental management system or a stewardship which gives them tangible benefits when properly implemented. These two are not one and the same for the former is simply to satisfy someone to enable the company to continue to do business, while the latter is to stir or stimulate the company to bear a proven capacity to bear the benefits it gets when one manages well our natural resources. Long story short, it’s a work in progress, but having our whole company weigh in on the system so far has been immensely helpful, and really insightful.
The issue that most companies have to grapple with is whether to establish an environmental management system or simply work at getting a compliance certificate. The issue at hand has to be addressed first when you want to know what a compliance company really is. It really is a pretty big commitment for a business who has to shoulder the initial cost, time, and personnel that has to be involved with development, implementation, and maintenance.
If there is no one assigned to handle the harm the company is doing to the environment and its effects that run across the entire organization, then that company has no clear goals and well defined objectives other than to stay out of trouble. These types of companies have no efforts at staying compliant with government regulations and even their employees have no idea about any environmental programs that they have. This really is the result if there is no ‘big picture’ to …