Compliance, simply said, means: Observing rules. Environmental compliance is the permanent, demonstrable observance of environmentally oriented laws, ordinances, conditions, etc. that a company has to follow and fulfill.
Why environmental compliance?
Of course, a company does its best to meet its environmental requirements. But environmental compliance is not an end in itself! Everything you do must serve the (business) success of your company. There is no (business) damage if an environmental requirement is not met. It only occurs when it results in consequential damages. These consequential damages need not be material (contamination, production downtime). "Bad press" can also hinder sales, worry creditors, or even scare away qualified employees.
The primary goal of environmental compliance is therefore not simply compliance with environmental requirements, but the avoidance of disadvantage and damage caused by non-compliance. Of course, this goal must be achieved at the lowest cost possible, because it isn't the business purpose of the company. The same applies to documentation: The company complies with all regulations and must be able to demonstrate this with as little effort as possible.
The path to the goal
The special feature of the way we present of achieving that goal is the modeling and continuing adaptation of the associated processes in a BPM (Business Process Management) software package. The BPM software isn't just for the compilation of existing data and description of processes, but primarily for its transparent and partly automated processing. At every level, rules can be implemented that "sound an alarm" when measured values are exceeded, when checks have not been carried out, but also when changes to measures have led to tasks that are not being carried out. The documentation of (measurement) results, (counter) measures, tasks carried out, etc. takes place automatically and in a separate database.
Components of the BPM-based environmental compliance solution
We support you
We implement both environmental compliance components (the integration of existing data and the implementation of processes) by the use of the software suite from our partner, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH. Based on your existing or planned legal sources register, the environmental engineers at Consist ITU and the Bosch Software Innovations certified professionals at Consist work with you to design and implement your dynamic environmental compliance system.