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 2014-04-15
2014-04-15 Negotiations of sectoral agreements on reverse logistics are moving forward
2014-04-15 Waters authority deploys network to monitor water quality and improve water resource policies
2014-04-15 Second stage of program to eliminate hydrochlorofluorocarbons in preparation
2014-04-15 Limit values for soil contamination by naturally occurring substances to be adopted by the end of 2014

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
2014-05-10 As of this date, elevators for persons pulled by a single cable can no longer be installed. Such elevators already installed by this date can continue to be used for 12 months.
2014-05-20 Deadline for the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis - IBAMA) to regulate the National System of Transport of Dangerous Goods.
2014-05-22 Industrial sectors falling under the scope of CONAMA Resolution 313/2002 must present their first waste inventory to the state environment authorities

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 2014-01-20.

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 2014-01-20.

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.