The Safety Professional’s Role in Environmental, Social and Governance Initiatives

The rise of quality and sustainability concerns have driven organizations to develop strategies to preserve our world for future generations. Management of organizational disciplines, including sustainability, lean concepts and quality often has been delegated to Safety professionals since this department influences essentially every functional area within an organization.

Due to their value-added expertise in the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) discipline, Safety professionals have a unique opportunity to be a high-level organizational influencer.

As ESG champions, Safety professionals can assist with the strategic direction and growth of financial and investment ambitions within an organization.

Explore the key attributes of a Safety professional who is also an ESG leader including:

  • Formulating ESG vision, mission, operating principles and strategy
  • Driving key sustainability initiatives, including net-zero strategy development
  • Quantifying climate-related risk and leading greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation strategies
  • Achievement of science-based targets and corporate reporting
  • Optimal positioning of the organization for stakeholders and potential investors

Key takeaways:
Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) regulations, standards and guidelines now provide a clear mandate for worker safety as part of an organization’s structure, goals and culture to drive sustainable outcomes.

Read this eBook to learn the seven tips from our experts, designed to equip a Safety professional to deliver on ESG expectations and position their organization in the most optimal fashion.