Congratulations! Your environmental management system (EMS) is working.
Your non-compliance rates are low, but as a result you may feel like your organization’s environmental efforts have become stagnant. One of the fundamentals of an EMS is making a commitment to continuous improvement, but how can you improve when you’ve had only one incident in the last reporting cycle?
In this paper we identify the key features of leading indicators and discuss why you should use leading indicators to continuously improve your environmental system.
About the Author
Ian Cohen, MS is Medgate’s Environmental Product Manager. With over 6 years’ experience in Environmental Management, Ian is responsible for developing Medgate’s Environmental Compliance and Data Management Suite. Prior to working with Medgate, Ian was an environmental specialist at Florida Power & Light Company, a NextEra Energy, Inc., company, where he led the development, implementation, and management of various environmental management systems and programs. Ian is well versed in the development of enterprise environmental management information systems and is a subject matter expert in corporate sustainability, including program development, annual reporting and stakeholder communications. Ian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science in Environmental Science, both from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.More Content by Ian Cohen, MS