Measuring Up To Expectations
How do you compare apples to oranges?
Because the right data can be rocket fuel for change, people and organizations are hungry for it — especially on the EHS and sustainability front. If you are tasked with collecting and reporting on a range of metrics such as water and energy use, waste generation, and GHG emissions for one facility, it is a difficult, but doable, task. However, when you have to collect from multiple facilities, in a variety of countries, the level of difficulty multiplies exponentially, especially if the CEO and board want this data ASAP.
Identifying and collecting accurate, meaningful data can require input from multiple departments at each facility. In reality, that can translate into a barrage of phone calls and emails trying to track down the people with the right information. Then when you get the data, the unit of measurement often doesn’t align with the data collected from other facilities — so it needs to be converted before it can be compared against like metrics. Finally, you’re expected to distill all of this data into a report that is coherent, uniform, and actionable, even more so if your organization is aligned with international standards such as ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.
If you’re using a spreadsheet or legacy EHS system, maintaining data integrity through the process is a huge challenge – especially if you have multiple users accessing the same document. The pain of maintaining performance metrics with a manual system or a system that is not automated to adjust for differences in data sources is real. It costs you time, you lose accuracy, and you often have no time left for analysis and strategy building. And so it goes: month-after-month, and year-after-year. With increasing pressure from internal and external stakeholders, the only option is to measure up and get it done.
The Simple Solution
The VelocityEHS platform has your back when it comes to Performance Metrics. We help you collect the most important KPIs for your business, including key indicators and deep data for environment and safety, energy use, emissions, resource usage, and more. Whether for one facility or every facility in your global enterprise, our solution gives you the power and flexibility to define, assign, and convert any input into the outputs upon which you report and by which your organization measures its success. And we help you do it all easily.
Our simple design and powerful calculators allow you to quickly collect environment, health, safety and sustainability data, and valuable metrics for water and energy use, waste generation, and greenhouse gas emissions. You can set the solution up to send you email notifications when data entry is coming or past due or falls outside normal ranges. Analyze performance and conduct risk assessments across locations, and take advantage of time-saving unit conversion and intensity calculations.
There’s no reason to fight with paper and spreadsheet systems, or legacy EHS solutions that can’t get the job done or don’t make your life easier. The VelocityEHS solution is fast to implement, and you’ll love the ease with which information flows from all corners of your enterprise into the centralized solution. Once deployed, you’ll be able to manage your company’s impacts, set targets on performance, decrease costs associated with resource usage, and perhaps most importantly — demonstrate your company’s commitment to improving environmental impacts and performance.