What is an Environmental Risk Assessment?
An environmental risk assessment — aspects and impacts — is used to determine the ways an organization’s activities affect the environment. The two terms, aspects and impacts, are directly related. An aspect is an activity that can impact the environment. It can be direct, like when a company emits into the air, or indirect, like when a company sources raw materials from a vendor that does not follow sustainable practices. An impact is the result of an aspect, like air pollution. An impact can be positive or negative.
Why Pay Attention to Aspects & Impacts?
Perform Aspects & Impacts analysis to manage environmental impacts and align with ISO 14001. In the past, some companies would turn a blind eye on the affect their business had on the environment - fearing it would cost too much to fix it. Today it's reversed and companies can’t afford not to know, . Managing Aspects & Impacts is critical for:
- Environmental stewardship
- Efficient use of raw materials
- Attracting investors & top talent
- ISO 14001 compliance
- Reputation management
How VelocityEHS Can Help
The VelocityEHS Risk Analysis solution helps you get control of your environmental footprint. Just as important, it simplifies reporting, so you can spend less time telling the story of your aspects and impacts, and more time focused on the actions that make a difference. Reduce potential hazards to your business, your reputation, and the safety of your workforce. Quickly visualize risks and risk management activities across individual or multiple locations with user-configurable dashboard displays that allow you to view your most important and actionable data, including risk factors and key performance indicators, at-a-glance.
Environmental risk assessments are part of our Risk Management Solution. To see the full set of features, click here.
|Intuitive user interface
|Attach documents, photos links for fast reference
|Manage corrective actions
|Escalating email notifications
|Dashboards & reporting
|Generate & deliver reports automatically
|Risk register across organization|