In an age where all organisations and businesses are being scrutinised for how ‘green’ they operate, it is important not to forget environmental impact inspection. What may sound like a trivial endeavour is actually a sure way to ensure that you are minimising the negative impacts on your environment locally, and further up and down the supply chains.
In order to have a positive impact on the community and planet, as well as being sure that you are both complying with industry standards and acting as an industry leader on climate impact; environmental impact inspection is a great way to check just how green you are and could be. Today, thanks to digital technology and much higher levels of reporting up and down the supply chains that operate around the world, it is much easier to conduct environmental impact assessments. By pairing the mobile device and digital checklists, environmental compliance, and positive steps towards reducing your organisational impact on the planet becomes much easier.
Environmental impact assessments or environmental impact inspection can mean various things depending on your organisational size, industry field, and operational methods. You may be a confectionary producer or supplier that wants to ensure that you are only using ethically and environmentally friendly oils for your products. Equally if you are a manufacturer of electric vehicles, how the cobalt and lithium is mined for your batteries will matter both to your consumers and brand image. Whatever shape or size your business is, and no matter how trivial an environmental impact inspection process may seem, you will be wanting to conduct one. Not only is it vital in order to reduce the impact on the planet, but the 21st century customer is more environmentally conscious than before, which is important if that’s who you want to sell or provide a service to now or in the future. Several studies have also shown that a corporate environmental approach is one of the key metrics that workers judge a company by in today’s market. So, what is the best way to ensure that you cover all these issues with one solution? Today this comes in the form of digital environmental impact inspection. Allowing inspectors to complete digital reports after undertaking an environmental impact assessment, checks of your company operations or just to demonstrate compliance will both futureproof your organisation, as well as make it more appealing for customers and staff.