Full form or SAP EHS stands for (Environment Health Safety Management).
There is little doubt that employees are the most important asset of any organization. This means that a company should not only focus on the employees’ career and professional growth, but also on their well-being. Every company should concentrate on embedding the necessary policies that target environmental, safety and health areas for SAP Human Resources (HR), production and logistics. These are corporate responsibilities that one should comply with to the hilt.
The tools of SAP EHS Management support and overlook the different functionalities revolving around environmental, occupational/product safety processes, and corporate responsibility.
EHS helps in maintaining safety in different departments. For example, from the perspective of the environment, the SAP Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) system provides a systematic approach for managing the company’s waste by complying with different environmental regulations and helps in reducing the overall carbon footprint of the company. Apart from that, EHS also focuses on the safety of the personal workplace of employees, the air quality that they are exposed to at different spots of the office, and ergonomics as well. All these add up in providing a safer working environment.
Let us take a quick look at some of the functionalities of EHS.
EHS stresses on sustainability as well. With it in place, employees are encouraged to implement strategies that extend beyond the realms of compliance by developing a sustainability program. EHS practices should not be restricted to just one company location, but rather in all branches/ workplaces situated all across the world. The rules would vary with different countries, and the regulations should be followed accordingly.
Working closely with the supply chain management team also helps in identifying risks and opportunities alike. EHS should be integrated across the diverse practices and departments of an organization. It provides cost-effective solutions and helps in launching effective programs for occupational health - all these efforts are driven towards obtaining higher efficiency metrics.
Offering a safe environment for all the employees is a must and EHS helps in attaining that with ease.