An Introduction to Environmental Reporting

An Introduction to Environmental Reporting

If your organization uses chemicals on the jobsite, there’s a good chance your EH&S personnel have spent a great deal of time crafting environmental reports. With ongoing compliance obligations to often-changing regulations and the public pushing for more accountability on a corporate level, it’s important to be as transparent as possible about the hazardous chemicals that your organization handles.

What You’ll Need to Report

When performing an environmental report, organizations are usually required to fill out numerous forms in order to disclose information regarding any hazardous chemicals present at your facility.

Here is a short list of forms and regulations, along with their purposes:

The Importance of Environmental Reporting

The process of environmental reporting can be long and arduous – particularly for those organizations that specialize in dealing with chemicals. Yet there are a host of advantages to environmental reporting, including the availability of information afforded to the organization’s stakeholders. In-depth environmental reports not only allow organizations to assure the general public that they’re adhering to applicable laws and regulations, but such reports also give companies a platform to address specific questions and concerns that stakeholders could pose.

Additionally, detailed environmental reporting can be a crucial part of an organization’s steps toward fulfilling corporate social responsibility by proving that hazards are being accounted for and taken care of, which in turn may improve the organization’s legitimacy and public perceptions.

Learn more about hazard identification.

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