The Enhesa Webinar Series offers complimentary webinars throughout the year on various Environmental, Health and Safety related topics.

To learn more about the webinars we offer, or to sign up to begin receiving webinar invitations to attend, contact us.

 

July 16, 2015 - 10:00 EDT

Energy Efficiency Audits Compulsory for Corporations in Europe

Thousands of companies in Europe need to complete energy efficiency audits of their operations by December 5, 2015. The requirements are not only applicable to major industrial operations, but also to the commercial and service sector.

European Directive 2012/27/EC (Article 8.4) requires companies to carry about energy audits by independent qualified experts. However, large companies which implement a certified energy or environmental management system are exempt from the energy audit obligation. Member States were left to determine who is a large company and who is exempt.

During this webinar, we will explore:

  • What is an energy efficiency audit?
  • Where does this requirement come from?
  • Which companies are impacted by this requirement?
  • By when do the audits need to be completed?
  • What should be in the corporate-wide audit report?
  • To whom do the results of the audits need to be provided?
  • How did the different Member States implement the requirements?
  • How do you meet these requirements?
  • What do you do with the results?
  • Case study from General Electric

Presenters:

Paul Olagnier, Senior Consultant & Project Manager, EHS Compliance at Enhesa

Paul Olagnier is a Senior Consultant and Project Manager on the Global Product Stewardship team at Enhesa. He is a French trained EHS regulatory expert with over ten years of professional experience. Paul has successfully managed hundreds of international EHS and Product Stewardship projects for major global companies. He has both project management skills and practical knowledge of the regulations, especially at the EU level and in French-speaking countries. He also participates in EHS regulatory audits of industrial facilities and offices. Paul is also responsible for managing Consulting Services at Enhesa.

Peter Tayar-Watson, EU Energy Efficiency Directive Coordinator GE Global Operations

Peter Tayar-Watson is the EU Energy Efficiency Directive Coordinator for GE Global Operations.  He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (1st with Hons - BEng, CEng) with MBA (Distinction) and 25 years of professional experience. He has extensive experience and training in EHS & Quality management and Energy Efficiency in buildings.  Before joining GE in 1999, Peter worked with European Gas Turbines (UK), Oil&Gas Mechanical & Project Engineer (NL - Shell), Procurement Analyst (Gabon - Shell), Environmental Remediation Project Manager (Gabon - Shell), Quality, Security & EHS Manager (NL - GE Aero Energy), EHS & SCM Manager (EMEA in UK - GE Corporate Properties).

 

Interested in learning more about this topic prior to the webinar? Checkout a recent blog post that explored this new Directive and why everyone is suddenly so interested in it.

 

May 7, 2015

Different Approaches in Europe, Asia and the Americas on EHS Management and Compliance

To coincide with Enhesa's sponsorship of the "Managing Global Risk"  track at the IOSH 2015 Conference in London on 16-17 June, Enhesa hosted a complimentary webinar onThursday 7th May. This webinar provided a unique preview to some of the issues that will be covered throughout the "Managing Global Risk" track.

Entitled Different Global Approaches in Europe, Asia and the Americas on EHS Management and Compliance, this webinar took the form of a panel discussion comprised of Thierry Dumortier, Yves Marteau and Joe Wolfsberger, three contributors at the IOSH conference. Each spoke to the respective region in which they have extensive experience.

  • Thierry Dumortier: Enhesa Founding Partner and Director (Asia)
  • Yves Marteau: Enhesa Operations Manager & EHS Regulatory Expert (Europe)
  • Joe Wolfsberger: Senior Advisor at FDRSafety (Americas)

 

Webinar learning objectives include:

  • Learn about the IOSH 2015 Conference, including the Enhesa sponsored "Managing Global Risk," track, as well as the Safety & Health Expo
  • Acquire knowledge about the different approaches in Europe, Asia and the Americas in:
    • Compliance approaches
    • Management systems
    • Corporate culture
    • Enforcement Approaches
    • Challenges
  • Receive an overview of regulatory trends in each region
  • In the panel Q&A, our panelists will respond to various key questions regarding their experiences in their respective regions. Examples include:
    • What are the biggest management challenges to companies managing their regulatory compliance in your region?
    • What are the biggest regulatory challenges faced in your regions now and in the future?
    • Would you audit a facility differently in Europe vs. Asia vs. the Americas?

 

About the IOSH Conference 2015

The IOSH annual conference is a must-attend event in the safety and health calendar. The conference offers senior safety and health practioners and aspiring leaders two days' access to exceptional speakers from around the world, who'll present their latest initiatives alongside practical case studies and explorations of methodologies.

Leadership in action, this year's theme, is the driving force behind the success of safety and health strategies. Learning how to inspire leadership, recognise leadership qualities and harness them is essential in an environment of constant change and increasing demands on budgets and resources. Hear first-hand from those who have succeeded and, more importantly, find out how they achieved their success. View the agenda.

Running alongside IOSH 2015, the Safety & Health Expo will give you more opportunities to meet with colleagues, discover new products and services, and maintain your awareness and understanding of safety and health.

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April 14, 2015
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April 16, 2015

Asia Pacific EHS Regulatory Outlook 2015

Asia continues to be an area of expansive growth for companies, not only as a location for manufacturing operations, but also as a market for products and services. At the same time, EHS awareness, regulation and enforcement activities are increasing throughout the region. Often "Asia" is spoken of in a way to suggest a cohesive entity, however it is anything but that, given the absence of an overriding framework (such as the European Union) and a vast variety of cultures, languages, and attitudes towards EHS issues.

Drawing on our extensive expertise in monitoring EHS regulations and conducting compliance assesments throughout the Asia Pacific region, Enhesa analysts have crafted this complimentary webinar to assist companies in understanding and anticipating the EHS regulatory developments within the Asia Pacific region. Our team has analyzed both proposed and passed EHS regulations to identify the key EHS policies that will impact business in the upcoming year.

Issues covered include:

  • The challenges to EHS compliance in Asia
  • Latest regulatory developments in:
    • Air Management (Emissions & Climate Change)
    • Occupational Health
    • Chemicals Management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
    • Waste Management (EEE/WEE)
  • Enforcement trends and developments

 

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February 12, 2015

Enhesa's 2015 Global EHS Regulatory Forecast

On February 10th & 12th,  Enhesa hosted their first webinar of 2015. Capitilizing on the expertise of our in-house team of 75 consultants from over 40 countries monitoring EHS and product related regulatory developments in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world, Enhesa's 2015 Global EHS Regulatory Forecast analyzed the global regulatory climate, identifying key EHS trends and their business impact on industry in 2015.
 
Utilizing our knowledgebase of over 40,000 regulatory texts, as well as Enhesa’s proficiency in monitoring EHS regulations and conducting compliance assessments throughout the world, this complimentary webinar:

  • Examined recent global EHS regulatory growth
  • Discussed EHS areas that are currently the most challenging for companies in terms of compliance
  • Explored current and emerging laws, regulations, standards and industry initiatives in each region of the world in various areas including
  • Highlighted the latest enforcement cases and what this means for you
  • Offered best practices to ensuring EHS regulatory compliance

 

Guest Presenters:

Kimberly Stefanski is an EHS Regulatory Consultant with Enhesa based in Washington, DC. She specializes in U.S. law and is the lead consultant for federal and California content. Her work involves monitoring environmental, health and safety regulatory developments; developing and updating audit protocols; and assisting with quality control and editing of content for U.S. states and Canadian provinces.  Ms. Stefanski is particularly interested in regulatory issues concerning chemicals exposure, chemicals in products, and environmental public health. She holds a Juris Doctor degree with a Certificate in Environmental Law from the University of Maryland School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education from Penn State University.

Maram Salaheldin  is an EHS Regulatory Consultant with Enhesa based in Washington, DC, and covers various Middle Eastern and African countries. She is an Egyptian-born attorney admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland. Ms. Salaheldin lived most of her life in multiple countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. She monitors regulatory developments throughout the Middle East and Africa and has written and updated various audit protocols and regulatory profiles for multiple jurisdictions. Ms. Salaheldin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (Honors) and Political Science from Rice University. Ms. Salaheldin is a native Arabic and English speaker with advanced proficiency in French.

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December 9, 2014

Mitigating EHS Risks: A Discussion with GE Capital & Johnson Controls

Where does your greatest EHS risk lie?

In a recent survey conducted by Enhesa, 63% of respondents noted that regulatory compliance was viewed as one of the most significant risks posing a threat to operations.

Over the past 5 years, the pace of regulatory change has increased dramatically. This year alone, over 3,253 laws came into effect worldwide. As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve rapidly, the number of potential risks grows as companies are obligated to comply with more regulations.

How can you mitigate these risks in order to assure operational excellence?

In this complimentary webinar, Enhesa will highlight areas within EHS believed to pose the greatest risks to companies in 2015. Heidi King of GE Capital and Jeramy LeMieux of Johnson Controls will offer insight into various strategies and tactics used to effectively monitor, assess, and mitigate EHS risks.

 

Guest Speakers:

 

Heidi King

Heidi joined GE Capital in March, 2013, where she leads the Global Environmental Risk management team.  Heidi joined GE from the U.S. Congress where she served as Chief Economist for the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the House of Representatives, focused on regulatory and legislative initiatives primarily in the areas of Environment and Energy policy.  Previously, at the Office of Management and Budget of the Executive Office of the President, she supervised the development of federal environmental regulation and coordinated interagency environmental policies.  In the private sector, her strategic quantitative analysis has supported the marketing, organizational and core business function decisions of national and international firms including Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals and Dun and Bradstreet.

Heidi has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine and a M.Sc. in economics from the California Institute of Technology.

Jeramy LeMieux

LeMieux is Director, Global Environmental Compliance at Johnson Controls. Jeramy's primary responsibility is managing the environmental organization for Johnson Controls Power Solutions business, the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles. Our 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one third of the world’s lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers. 

In this role, he manages all aspects of environmental compliance - including program management, compliance auditing, and operational support. Jeramy’s primary background is in environmental engineering, sustainability, and global regulatory compliance.

Jeramy attended University of Findlay where he received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Hazardous Materials Management and Milwaukee School of Engineering where he received a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering.

 

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August 27, 2014

6 Steps to Compliance

Practitioners and Managers of international EHS regulatory compliance are frequently confronted with numerous challenges and obstacles when operating at a global level. The management process seems next to impossible when varying languages, cultural barriers, regulatory frameworks and perceptions of the law are factored into the equation. Managers constantly have to understand varying interpretations and applications of EHS regulations in different countries and regional jurisdictions. What are the implications of non-compliance in each different location? What are the local practices and are they acceptable to a multinational organization?

These questions and more have a major role in any organization concerned with EHS regulatory compliance. The best-in-class EHS managers know that with an ongoing increase in regulatory requirements, enforcement practices and public transparency around the globe, it is essential to have a consistent, standardized and detailed compliance strategy and set of compliance tools.

Presented in partnership with CRedit360, this webinar discussed:

  • The various challenges encountered in achieving Global EHS Regulatory Compliance
  • Six Steps to Compliance By Design
  • How to use Enhesa tools to achieve compliance
  • Credit 360 and the services offered

 

Speakers:

Meghan White, Business Development and Project Manager at Enhesa

Iain McGhee, Commercial Director at CRedit360

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June 24, 2014

Eastern Europe: A Regulatory Update

Since 2009, there has been significant growth in environmental, health and safety regulation in Eastern Europe.  Over the past year alone, we have seen consistent growth in various categories including chemicals management, water management, air emissions, waste management and product stewardship.

Growth in these areas can be attributed to a variety of reasons, including a more international approach to harmonizing labelling and packaging of chemicals (GHS), a greater focus on the reduction of greenhouse gases and other climate change initiatives, as well as the fact that as more countries within this region continue to seek candidacy into the European Union (EU), transposing EU specific laws have been high on the agenda.

Drawing on Enhesa's expertise in monitoring EHS regulations, Enhesa consultants crafted this webinar to assist companies in understanding and anticipating the EHS regulatory developments in Eastern Europe. With over 64% of attendees finding the task of tracking legislation and/or regulatory developments in Eastern Europe to be difficult, our team analyzed both proposed and passed EHS regulations to identify the key EHS policies that will impact business in 2014 and beyond.

Regulatory developments and trends discussed in this webinar included:

  • Industrial Emissions Directive
  • The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
  • Chemical Management (REACH/CLP)
  • Air Protection
  • Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Water Management
  • Major Hazard Installations
  • Environmental Audits
  • Worker Safety
  • Enforcement Climate

 

Presenters:

Katarzyna Branny, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa

Olga Corrigan, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa

Tatiana Staruchova, EHS Regulatort Consultant at Enhesa

 

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May 1, 2014

Global EHS Risk Management: A Preview to the Enhesa Sponsored IOSH 2014 Conference Track

Attended by nearly 400 individuals, this webinar focused on the issue of Global Risk Management while also providing a backdrop to Enhesa’s sponsored conference track at the IOSH 2014 conference, the UK’s leading conference for Health and Safety professionals.

Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford of Enhesa, joined by Joe Wolfsberger of FDRSafety (formally of Ingersoll Rand, Eaton, and Baxter Healthcare), provided valuable insights into the risks faced, and how those can be dealt with in and across multinational organizations, while also discussing global risk management practices at a time when budgets remain tight.

Topics addressed included:

  • Strategies to persuading your company's corporate decision makers that reducing these risks is a justifiable expense
  • Tips on how to build a strong company culture towards risk reduction
  • Ways to plan programs to navigate risk
  • How EHS and sustainability can contribute across the entire value chain
  • Strategic approaches to creating an effective "Risk Elimination Culture"

 

Presenters:
Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford, Business Development and Project Manager EMEA at Enhesa

Joseph Wolfsberger, Senior Advisor at FDRSafety

 

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April 17, 2014

U.S. Regulatory Update 2014

Attended by nearly 300 EHS professionals from around the globe, this webinar focused on the anticipated changes in the United States’ EHS Regulatory Framework, highlighting the latest developments and key regulatory trends in the areas of air emissions and climate change, chemicals exposure, waste management, water protection and enforcement practices.

As one of the most heavily-regulated jurisdictions in the world, the most significant regulations in the past year have focused on air emissions, water management, and waste management, compared to previous years when we saw a strong focus on air, water, and health and safety issues. What does this mean for the regulated community? Enhesa foresees a greater increase in federal, agency and consumer initiatives to push federal and state environmental enforcement initiatives.  Additionally, a record number of severe violator cases have included civil enforcement and criminal enforcement, resulting in jail time and criminal penalties. Finally, those businesses never previously targeted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may find themselves with significant fines for seemingly minor violations, such as large monetary penalties for improper disposal of solid and hazardous waste at retail stores.

Presenters:
Christian Petrangelo, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa
Kimberly Stefanski, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa

 

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March 18, 2014

The Challenges of Auditing All Around the World

In this webinar, Dawn Krawczak and Jack Welsch discussed the challenges and opportunities for the management of global audit programs that goes beyond verifying compliance with regulations and corporate standards to establishing the foundation for sustainability initiatives.

Dawn Krawczak (formerly of Sealed Air) has managed various corporate audit programs and conducted audits in locations all around the world using Enhesa's Audit tools. She has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the linguistic, cultural and regulatory challenges auditors face.

Jack Welsch lead Enhesa's U.S. Audit team for a number of years, conducting audits at sites across a large variety of industry sectors in different parts of the Americas. Prior to taking that role, Jack managed Enhesa's Audit Protocol service, working to evolve and perfect Enhesa's Audit Protocols to meet the needs of EHS auditors.

Together, these two presenters provided valuable insight into the workings of, tools used and issues faced by corporate auditors today.

Topics discussed included:

  • Guidance on managing the logistics of an international EHS audit program
  • Understanding of how to incorporate corporate standards and sustainability initiatives into the audit process
  • Ways to manage the complexity of understanding local regulatory requirements
  • Tips for overcoming potential social and cultural differences in a global audit program
  • Introduction to the 2014 Enhesa Scorecard and audit support to ensure consistent coverage of global regulatory requirements.

 

Presenters:
Dawn Krawczak, President of DTK Enterprises
Jack Welsch, Senior EHS Auditor

 

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November 5, 2013

Global Compliance Challenges in “Low Risk” Environments

Are you aware of the health and safety regulations impacting your offices, warehouses and other non-manufacturing facilities? Do you have policies and procedures in place to deal with infractions or accidents in non-manufacturing locations? Are you prepared to pay the fines and penalties associated with transgressions of such regulations?

Many companies understand the issue of EHS compliance with regard to manufacturing sites; but have not fully addressed the primary Health and Safety issues of their non-manufacturing (offices and warehouses) sites. Although considered a lower-risk concern, health and safety incidents still occur in non-manufacturing environments and many countries are increasing their regulatory attention and enforcement practices in this area. Best-in-class companies know it is an area that requires a compliance process, but one that is different than that used for manufacturing sites.

This webinar addressed the EHS risks and challenges in offices and other non-manufacturing locations, while also demonstrating how to assure compliance in such settings around the world.

Topics explored include:

  • Perceptions and concerns of EHS Managers on non-manufacturing compliance
  • Key differences between auditing a non-manufacturing facility versus an industrial site
  • Identification of common high risk non-compliance issues with examples of enforcement cases
  • EHS issues, notable requirements and challenges
  • Solutions to managing EHS compliance in non-manufacturing facilities - including a presentation by guest speaker and GE EMEA EHS Leader, Peter Tayar-Watson, on GE Real Estate's non-manufacturing compliance

 

Presenters:

Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford, Business Development Manager EMEA at Enhesa
Peter Tayer-Watson, EHS Leader Europe/Russia/CIS at General Electric

 

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September 19, 2013

Communicating the Value of a Risk Reduction Culture

Your role involves having a keen eye for managing risks in a number of areas like workplace hazards, environmental releases, non-compliance penalties, and company reputation. Most EHS Managers will agree that this is not an easy job. As regulations increase at alarming rates and enforcement practices continue to intensify, you are most likely doing more with less to mitigate the EHS risks your company faces.

Risk reduction is vital to success and inaction is costly, but how do you demonstrate this to your corporate team? During the budget season, you must find a compelling way to champion for your program and communicate the value in building a strong company culture towards risk reduction.

In this webinar, topics explored included:

  • Aligning EHS and CFO priorities
  • Defining the concept of "risk" within EHS and where they exist
  • Demonstrating the consequences of not addressing risks appropriately
  • Planning programs to navigate risk
  • Crafting strategic approaches to creating a “Risk Elimination Culture”

 

Presenters:
Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford, Business Development Manager EMEA at Enhesa
Joseph Wolfsberger, Senior Advisor at FDRSafety

 

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June 6, 2013

U.S. EHS Regulatory Outlook for 2013 and Beyond

After the reelection of President Obama in November 2012, U.S. citizens and organizations alike await the impacts that the second term will have on issues like energy and climate change. Cabinet-level agencies including the Interior, Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency, have been appointed new leaders in 2013, which could be influential to the future direction of environmental regulation.

Political agendas can give some insight to future regulatory change, but it is imperative to focus on what regulation has already affected business in the first half of 2013. Enhesa's core advantage is its ability to immediately identify EHS regulatory trends as they develop, and analyze how they will impact operations now and for the years to come.

Drawing on these capabilities, Enhesa crafted this webinar to assist companies in understanding which EHS areas in the United States have been emphasized in 2013 thus far and what to prepare for going forward.

The webinar focused specifically on:

  • U.S. EHS regulatory trends in growth of legislation, topic areas and enforcement practices
  • The latest U.S. developments and future predictions of what's to come in the areas of:
    • Climate Change and Clean Energy
    • Green Chemistry and Product Stewardship
    • Air Pollution
    • Water Resources
    • Occupational Safety and Health

 

Presenters:
Rachel Degenhardt, North America Team Lead and EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa
Jonathan Nwagbaraocha, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa

 

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April 16, 2013

Results from Enhesa and Bloomberg BNA’s 2012-2013 Auditing Benchmarking Survey

In late autumn 2012, Bloomberg BNA and Enhesa launched their joint benchmark survey of corporate environment, health and safety auditing departments, with a focus on global auditing practices.

Nearly 300 international companies with headquarters around the world, and active in the full panoply of industrial sectors, responded making this the most comprehensive report on the state of Global EHS compliance auditing, including input from major firms headquartered in Europe, North America, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region.

In this webinar, Enhesa presented the key findings of the survey's report to provide a closer look at how organizations structure and implement their EHS auditing programs. These findings will be useful to every corporation in benchmarking their own auditing departments or auditing functions against the prevailing standards in the field.

Presenter:
Paul Beatley, Director of TRS Services at Enhesa

 

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March 1, 2013 United States

2013 Global EHS Regulatory Forecast

In 2009, Enhesa's global forecast focused heavily on rapid EHS developments happening around the world, and particularly in the "BRIC" countries. Today in 2013, Enhesa is able to reflect on the 2009 forecast and look at how the trends identified then have evolved. Over the intervening years we have seen several countries make bold changes and we have witnessed enforcement intensity dramatically increase in several unexpected jurisdictions.

In addition, Enhesa is witnessing shifts in attention to specific topic areas. Although we continue to see a global emphasis on chemical legislation, we now also see increased regulations and proposals on energy use and efficiency, air emissions generally and product regulation. As amendments are introduced to the content and structure of ISO 14001 - with a greater emphasis on on-going management of regulatory compliance, we also expect to see a broader cultural shift towards staying on top of the laws that apply to you, wherever you operate.

This webinar specifically explored:

  • Global EHS regulatory trends in growth of legislation, topic areas and enforcement practices
  • The latest developments and future predictions of what's to come in the areas of:
    • Chemicals
    • Air Emissions & Energy Policy
    • Health & Safety
    • Products
    • Management & Enforcement

 

Presenters:

Rachel Degenhardt, North America Team Lead & EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa

Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford, Business Development Manager EMEA at Enhesa
 

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January 31, 2013

China’s 2013 Regulatory Update

China continues to be a country of expansive growth for companies - not only as a location for operations, but also as a market for products and services. In conjunction, EHS awareness, regulation and enforcement activities are increasing throughout the nation.

Drawing on Enhesa's expertise in monitoring EHS regulations and conducting compliance assessments throughout China, Enhesa's China Experts crafted this webinar to assist companies in understanding and anticipating the EHS regulatory developments there. Our team analyzed both proposed and passed EHS regulations to identify the key issues that will impact business in 2013 and beyond.

Topics explored included:

  • A brief overview of China's regulatory approach to EHS
  • The challenges faced by EHS Practitioners in the region
  • The latest developments and trends of EHS laws and regulations in the areas of:
    • Air Emission Management
    • Chemicals
    • Product Regulations
    • Health and Safety
    • Enforcement Practices
    • A conclusion on the impacts to industry and how to stay in compliance

 

Presenters:

Sally Li, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa
Xiaolu Wang, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa
Ellen Zhang, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa

 

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