For the Food and Beverage industry, EHS is integral to helping put meals on our tables each day. Operating in a sector that accounts for approximately 5% of gross domestic product (GDP) and about 10% of the global GDP, VelocityEHS knows that food and beverage companies face unique challenges, including a highly competitive market driven by changing consumer preferences, which in turn drive changes to processes and ingredients. Balancing the demands of business with environmental, health and safety (EHS) responsibilities is tough, especially as stakeholders increasingly demand that balance. With the control and visibility provided by VelocityEHS software, you won’t have to choose between production and EHS responsibilities.
How Do You Balance Safety and Productivity?
In the food and beverage industry, your work is never done. You need to produce large volumes of products to compete in the global marketplace, operating on slim margins, while also having to navigate sudden shifts in demand like the ones that began in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Operations in the food and beverage industry are subject to a wide range of safety and environmental regulations, including OSHA’s HazCom Standard and EPA’s Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) for process chemicals, and various global occupational safety and health regulations including Australia’s Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws. Additionally, agencies regulating food safety around the world, including Food and Drug Administration (FDA), continue to demand more transparency regarding the production, handling and transportation of food products.
Not all challenges stem from the regulatory environment. The public increasingly expects better accountability from food and beverage companies on sustainability and commitment to workplace safety. And along with that, a growing preference for healthier food choices by consumers is driving companies to change ingredients in products or create new products, which in turn drives changes in processes and ingredients that affect workplace safety. You need the efficiency and agility that VelocityEHS software gives you to keep improving your EHS performance in a rapidly evolving industry.
We’ve built EHS software that is just as agile as your business needs to be. We know that one of your biggest challenges is tracking your chemical inventory even as it constantly changes in response to market demands, so we’ve designed chemical management software that makes it easy for you to keep your SDS library and inventory up to date. We also enable you to get SDSs to all of your workers quickly, wherever and whenever they need it most, using our mobile app.
Food and beverage companies also must conduct many inspections required by both occupational safety agencies such as OSHA and food safety agencies as FDA. Our software helps you develop inspection checklists tailored to your needs and your facilities, and deploy them from anywhere using mobile devices, while capturing photographs documenting inspection results. Centralized inspections management lets you see the inspections and associated documentation for all facilities across your company in one place. You’ll also have much easier follow-up, with ability to initiate, assign and prioritize actions, send escalating notifications when actions are coming due or overdue, and verify that you’ve completed them as planned.
Visibility of your most important EHS performance metrics is the key to meeting regulatory requirements, as well as the expectations of stakeholders and the public. We give you the ability to configure performance dashboards showing the metrics that matter the most to your business. We also help you keep everyone in the loop with the ability to assemble customized reports and schedule them for automatic distribution to the right people. You’ll get the reliable data and visibility needed to drive better decision making and increase confidence in your programs, so you can continue to progress as leaders in EHS and sustainability.
Helping You Be Better
The VelocityEHS Platform helps you better manage the risks to your business, your people and your environmental impact. Our tools eliminate the day-to-day burdens associated with EHS and sustainability tasks so you can focus on being a more effective EHS leader.
All of our products are designed with continuous feedback from customers like you. This deep level of understanding of the complex challenges EHS professionals face, in every industry, has helped us create a solution that delivers the most value to you and your business. Our easily accessible platform and relevant cloud EHS capabilities are more affordable, quicker and easier to implement, and provide the simplest user experience for you and your people.
Solving Complex Problems Simply
By leveraging our knowledge of EHS management best-practices and unique software design expertise, we’ve created a comprehensive solution that is highly effective and incredibly easy to use. Our simple and intuitive design means that you spend less time using the solution and more time focusing on the overall EHS performance of your facilities and people. We believe simplicity is paramount to user engagement and, ultimately, your success.
Providing Personalized Service and Support
We understand that our success depends on your success. That’s why we believe it’s not about selling you software, but creating a supportive relationship with personalized service, support and expert advice. All of our solutions are backed by our team of experts to give you the personalized attention that helps you achieve your safety goals faster. It’s this responsiveness that sets us apart and makes companies continue to use our software solutions.