Global EHS Regulatory Monitoring
ENHESA's Monitoring Service is a management tool to identify, track and analyse
critical EHS policy and regulatory developments occurring in countries of interest to the
client. The Monitoring Service is used to ensure regulatory compliance worldwide in a
cost-effective manner, thus avoiding the business risks of administrative or criminal
sanctions. Increasingly companies are also aware that the better informed they are of
future policy and regulatory developments, the better they can develop and implement
business strategies to seize opportunities.
The Monitoring Service can be used as a tool to fulfil ISO 14001 requirement 4.3.2.
The Monitoring Reports provide links to the text of the legislation and if need be, copies of
all regulatory documents referred to in the Monitoring Reports can be provided to clients. The
Service can also be made facility/division-specific. As opposed to other services, the
Monitoring Service provides you with the opportunity to talk to ENHESA consultants to clarify
any of the issues reported and how to respond to them.
Tailored to Your Business
The EHS Regulatory Monitoring service is tailored to the individual needs of
each client. The issues to be covered are
determined in conjunction with you at the beginning of the service. It
frequently occurs that the issues to be covered are adjusted to changes within
the client company or new market developments. Enhesa covers the following
developments throughout the regulatory/legislative process:
Background News: Any important development that could trigger a government
initiative to change regulatory requirements companies face, as well as useful
information on best practices, upcoming conferences, etc.
- Policy: Any government policy/document that will likely lead to a change in the
regulatory requirements companies face.
- Proposal: Any government initiative (publicly known) that could lead to a
regulatory requirement imposed upon companies.
- Legislation: Any regulatory requirement imposed upon companies.
- Jurisprudence: Any decision of a court of justice which changes the regulatory
requirements imposed upon companies.
- Guidance: Any official document issued by the a public authority that clarifies
or details the regulatory requirements imposed upon companies.
In general, the issues of interest will vary depending on whether a client’s operations in a given country involve industrial manufacturing operations, warehouse and distribution facilities, R&D facilities, mobile installation activities, or administrative facilities. The tables below provide an indicative overview of the issues covered by the Monitoring service, for operations and products respectively.
Issues covered for Operations
Issues covered for Products
General Product Policy
- Product Design
- Marketing Conditions
- Marketing Facilitator
more info on our product coverage
Enhesa currently monitors more than150 and states. This list changes frequently as clients acquire or divest, and is not exhaustive. Any country of interest to a client may be covered
by the extensive Enhesa network of local consultants.
The Monitoring Reports
The Monitoring Reports contain a number of monitoring records, which not only identify and summarize
each regulatory initiative as it evolves, but also analyses how regulatory initiatives
impact your business and how to respond to them.
Each monitoring record contains three key components:
the abstract, the analysis and the business impact.
- The abstract is an 'introductory'
paragraph to give you an overview of what the development is about.
- The analysis, addresses the issue in further detail,
extracting the important elements and distilling it into information
that you need to know.
- The business impact identifies what you need to
do to stay in compliance. Here, we will make sure that you know
exactly what the development requires from you.
We can tailor our reports to your specific activities. We aim to tell you exactly what you need to stay in
compliance. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Various other information in the Enhesa monitoring reports may also be of interest,
including a link to the original legislation (wherever possible), the date(s) on
which it comes into force, the contact person at the relevant government
Reporting and Distribution
The Regulatory Monitoring Reports need to actively inform those who should know
about the latest developments and should be readily available for those who want
to know. As a result ENHESA has developed an information system with a monthly email alert system that brings the information to the attention of the
concerned persons, as well as a dedicated website where all information is readily available 24/24h.
Monthly email alerts are sent to all employees within a client company who register for
it. They receive an email alert with the titles and abstracts of the latest
developments with hyperlinks to the full monitoring records for these developments.
Enhesa also gives the option of a follow-up telephone conference. A monthly or quarterly follow-up
data/audio conference is organized between key Enhesa consultants and
corporate managers to review the latest regulatory developments, clarify certain
issues, discuss the business implications and opportunities, and the best ways
to handle these issues.
The dedicated website is adapted to the needs and specifications of each
individual client and can be connected to a client’s intranet. The site comes
- The latest reports in html format (they can be printed, saved or emailed to
anyone concerned within the company)
- A searchable database with the latest and previous records all kept up to
date. The database can be searched by words in title, words in summary, country,
type of regulatory development, adoption date, implementation date, report date,
and keywords (see sample search form below). The results of the search can be
sorted according to the same criteria in ascending or descending order. In a
first step the search results provide an overview of titles, abstracts and
deadlines. One can either get the full summary for all records identified or for
any selection thereof.
- Compliance Calendars identifying regulatory deadlines, end of transition
periods, the coming into force of new requirements, etc. For each date, there is
a sentence identifying what it is about and what needs to be done, the regulatory citation and a link to
the monitoring record in the database.
- An updated list of all EHS legislation per country. In 50% of the countries
the list contains links to the full text of the regulation on internet or on the
dedicated website. The ENHESA knowledgebase currently already contains more
than 6000 regulatory texts.
- A growing list of interesting hyperlinks per country where further background
information is available from official and unofficial sources.
- A possibility to integrate other services provided by
ENHESA to your company, such as audit protocols, compliance checklists,
country profiles, or regulatory training manuals. As an option, ENHESA can
organize internet sessions for interested persons within the company to train
them in using the website and how to find back information quickly and easily.
Reports in Multiple Languages (optional)
Enhesa has developed a unique multilingual platform which allows displaying
the information in any possible language. As an additional option, ENHESA can issue the reports in local language or
other languages. Reports are currently produced amongst others in English, French, Spanish, Chinese,
Korean, Swedish, Italian.
Clients with facility and product market responsibilities use Enhesa’s EHS
Regulatory Monitoring Service to inform themselves on how EHS matters are
developing and regulated in particular countries with respect to their physical
operations and/or the products they market in those countries. It allows
corporate managers to make the right decisions with regard to the development of
the operations or markets concerned. These Monitoring service also serves as an
excellent primer for local facility or marketing managers on the key EHS
measures they should be aware of with respect to their activities.
A Proven Track Record
Enhesa first introduced its EHS Regulatory Monitoring Reports in 1993. We
have continued to update and expand the global coverage of our services ever
since. Enhesa Monitoring Reports have been used by hundreds of corporate and
facility managers at companies with industrial sites around the globe. Our
experience allows us to continually improve our approach to ensure the highest
quality and better meet the needs of the user. Enhesa has been providing EHS
Regulatory Monitoring for numerous Fortune 500 firms over a period of years
enabling them to ensure regulatory compliance and anticipate policy changes. Our
Regulatory Monitoring clients include companies with noteworthy international
compliance assurance programmes such as Baxter Healthcare, General Electric
Company, Graftech, Mattel, Lucent Technologies, Noveon, Agere Systems and
If you are interested in subscribing to our
Monitoring Service, feel free to either phone us or to fill in the
Enhesa RFQ Form
and return it to us by fax. We will come back to you with a
quote, although this won't place you under any contractual obligation.
<> An alternative option is the
Enhesa Regulatory Monitoring Service (Download pdf)