Monitoring Reports

ENHESA monitors new developments in Environmental, Health & Safety regulations and policy. The monthly regulatory monitoring reports provide the customer with a monthly update of the latest relevant and applicable EHS regulatory and policy developments impacting its operations and products. They are issued in the third week of the month ENHESA has been monitoring developments in Brazil since 1998-02-12
Latest developments reported as of 2014-07-15
2014-07-15 RIO GRANDE DO SUL: Operators to develop and implement solid waste management plans and product take-back systems
2014-07-15 Discrimination based on HIV/AIDS can lead employers to jail
2014-07-15 RIO DE JANEIRO: licensing of activities with lower risk could be simplified, while that of activities of higher risk could be made stricter
2014-07-15 SÃO PAULO: Deadline to submit greenhouse gas inventory in 2014 postponed to 31 August

Compliance Calendar

Compliance calendars provide the customer with an overview of the pending regulatory deadlines, as they have been identified per country in the monthly monitoring reports. They provide you with an indication of what you need to do by when, the regulatory citation, a link to the report with further details and a link to the underlying regulatory text. The compliance calendars are updated on a monthly basis. The Compliance Calendars are provided with the Monitoring Service. A selection of upcoming deadlines for operations in Brazil
2014-08-03 Waste must be managed according to the 3R principle (reduce, recycle and re-use) as of this date.
2014-08-25 Users abstracting water exceeding the volumes established in Resolution ANA 425 (industrial uses 36 m3/h or 10 l/s) must submit the annual water uses declaration (DAURH) to the National Water Agency (ANA) as of this date.
2014-09-29 Potentially polluting activities (including industry) must pay the applicable environmental taxes no later than the last weekday of each quarter.

Country Profile

A management guide on how industrial operations are regulated.The Country Profile of Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations provides a description of the competent authorities, the legal and administrative structures, the permits required and a description of how EHS issues are regulated in that country. Divided in 12 standard chapters. Includes a list of legislation with hyperlinks to original texts or translated ones wherever available Latest Country Profile for this country is from 2013-05-01.

Regulatory Register

ENHESA EHS Regulatory Register was specifically designed to ensure conformity with the requirements of both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. But more importantly, its purpose is to assist users to ensure full compliance with appropriate EHS requirements by developing and maintaining up to date a full registry of the applicable EHS laws and regulations of the countries in which the company operates, with an abstract of what it requires from the company. It is a dynamic tool that allows the user to tailor the register to his facility and to integrate it with the facility management system. Latest Regulatory Register for this country is from 2014-05-21.

Audit Protocol

The EHS Audit Protocols provide you with a tool to systematically review and analyse compliance with EHS regulatory requirements. Each Audit Protocol is composed of 10 thematic modules. The introduction to a module provides an overview of the applicable legislation, key compliance definitions, items to consider getting in advance or have the facility prepare and abbreviations used. The Rulebook details the regulatory compliance questions and for each question there is a guide note. The Audit Protocol also includes a Country Introduction and the list of EHS legislation with hyperlinks to the full text where available.


The ScoreCard is an Excel spreadsheet with the compliance questions and citations from the Rulebook of the Audit Protocol. It comes with a simple scoring/reporting mechanism (more developed scoring mechanisms can also be developed). The ScoreCard is a tool that comes as a complement to the Audit Protocol. It allows you to track the issues still to be reviewed during the audit, summarizes the main findings and allows a score to be awarded to the facility.

Country EHS Legislation

The Country EHS legislation provides the customer with a list of relevant Environmental, Health & Safety legislation and regulations. The list identifies the title with the date of adoption and the date of the latest amendment. Where feasible, links have been added to copies of legislation where they are available in electronic format. The list is provided together with any of the above services. The following is an abstract of the list of EHS legislation. Latest legislation update for this country is from 2014-05-21.

Interesting Websites

All our web-based services come with an overview of EHS sites of interest by country and/or subject. They provide descriptions and links to the websites of the ministries and government departments in charge of Environmental, Health & Safety issues, official journal, and other sites of potential interest. The following is an overview of the competent Ministries.


The Helpline service assists our customers with any EHS regulatory or policy issue that may arise.  It ensures that urgent issues are addressed promptly and makes the Enhesa expertise, knowledgebase and network available to ensure business continuity.  The service can also be used:

  • to provide copies of legislation,
  • to identify how chemicals are regulated and how to handle them,
  • to analyse machinery conformity requirements,
  • to review the permit situation of a waste operator,
  • to identify potential liabilities,
  • to obtain market intelligence, etc.