Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Going Beyond Compliance: Best-in-Class Environmental Performance (Webcast)

Reaching beyond EH&S regulations to enhance efficiency, improve competitiveness and reduce risks. This event was recorded on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Register below to view the recording.

An increasing number of companies are re-evaluating their environment, health and safety (EH&S) programs. This re-assessment is leading to an expanded role for EH&S as companies look to not only ensure compliance, but also to better understand their risks and opportunities and deliver on business and sustainability objectives.

Traditionally, compliance has been considered a ‘burden’ and a drain on an organizations resources, time and budget. In addition, ineffective environmental management can expose organizations to significant risk and increase operational complexities.

In this live webcast, you will hear how best-in class companies are addressing the expanded role of EH&S and applying vital technology to transform the burden of compliance into an opportunity to drive operational efficiencies, enhance sustainability performance, and reduce overall risks.

Register below to view the recording. Join the Dow Chemical Company along with experts from Aberdeen and IHS as they discuss best practices in EHS and sustainability management and provide critical insight from companies who have put these best practices into action.

Topics of discussion will include:
  • The profile and unique qualities of the leaders in EH&S
  • Strategies for streamlining compliance work processes to reduce risks and improve competitiveness
  • Key success factors in evolving an EH&S program including cross functional collaboration and training
  • How data can help create a roadmap for continuous improvement, provide a foundation for better decisions and drive action
Register Now and don’t miss this chance to hear firsthand how leading companies are going beyond compliance to optimize processes and deliver best-in-class Environmental Performance.


Karen Williams, Environmental Data & Information Management, The Dow Chemical Company Karen Williams serves as the Environmental Data and Information Management Leader for Dow Chemical. In this role Karen is responsible for the Product Management of Dow’s current suite of Environmental Reporting databases which include the Essential Suite Software. The team also provides support for the data systems that support Dow’s Global waste and emission data. She is responsible to ensure these databases continue to support Dow’s Environmental reporting needs and stay up to date with the changing regulations. She has been with Dow for over 26 years with 12 years in Manufacturing and Engineering and the last 14 years in Environmental Health and Safety. She holds a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech University.

Kevin Prouty, VP and Group Director Manufacturing Industry and Enterprise Applications, Aberdeen Group

At Aberdeen, Kevin's research coverage is Manufacturing and Enterprise Applications, as well as supporting Product Innovation and Supply Chain research. Before joining Aberdeen he was Director for Manufacturing Solutions at Infor. He also spent over five years as Sr. Director of Manufacturing Solutions at Motorola and was the resident expert on technology’s role in Lean. Prior to Motorola, he was Research Director for Manufacturing and Automotive at AMR Research and Gartner G2, where he spent a cumulative six years. Leading up to his research role, Kevin spent over 15 years as both a user and system integrator of production operations software. Twelve of those years were as a plant manager and project manager at a global manufacturer, managing a large workforce and business that produced tooling for automotive and industrial companies. He was responsible for all automation of the facility, including integration of automated process and information systems into all aspects of the business. In addition, Kevin helped lead the re-engineering team that implemented ERP and shop floor systems throughout the company. Kevin also managed the building, start up, and initial operation of a plant in China from 1992 to 1993.

Jeff Ladner, Senior Director – EHS & Sustainability Solutions, IHS
Jeff is responsible for managing the product roadmap for IHS enterprise software solutions that support efficient and accurate environmental, health, safety (EHS), product stewardship, risk management and sustainability reporting. Mr. Ladner has nearly two decades of experience directing the development of enterprise information management systems that efficiently manage environmental, carbon and energy management, risk management, product stewardship and corporate responsibility solutions. He has established a strong reputation for enabling corporations to develop and execute sustainability strategies through a holistic, integrated view of operational performance. Among his many professional achievements, he led a team effort to develop one of the industry’s first enterprise-wide, multimedia systems for EHS accounting and reporting.

To register for the recording click here.

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