North Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
Specialty Technical Publishers and AECOM are joining forces to help companies more effectively manage global environmental, health, and safety (EHS) risk and compliance. The partnership integrates AECOM’s comprehensive international EHS audit protocols and guidance with STP’s U.S. audit protocols and advanced auditing functionality. Companies now have broader and more effective analytical and reporting tools to demonstrate EHS due diligence and improve operational sustainability--for a facility or an enterprise.
AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, manages the International Auditing Protocol Consortium (IAPC®), an organization of more than 60 multinational companies promoting global EHS best practices for nearly 20 years. AECOM’s IAPC audit protocols cover a broad range of EHS requirements. STP is a premier publisher of EHS protocols for U.S. federal and state requirements. Since 1986, STP has provided concise, solution-driven guides and tools with advanced functionality to help organizations achieve compliance with legal requirements.
New EHS regulations around the world are increasing compliance and disclosure obligations for businesses. The time and resources required to understand and comply with complex regulatory requirements across national or state/provincial borders have a growing impact on businesses’ financial performance.
The partnership’s EHS audit protocols can be accessed through a web-based portal or by integrating with a company’s own software. With custom templates and advanced functionality features, auditors can easily track audit findings and manage data over time. In addition, STP's formatting is compatible with leading risk management and sustainability platform providers.
Proprietary new Applicability Tables make it simple for an auditor to determine the regulatory requirements that apply to a specific business operation or practice. In addition, Xcelerator®, a just-released Excel®-based tool, allows auditors to rapidly collect, share, archive and export audit findings in one document, assign compliance scores for each audit question, and generate “at-a-glance” corrective action reports.
According to Steve Britten, Acting President of STP, “Our partnership with AECOM brings expertise in EHS consulting and content integrated with STP’s proprietary, field-tested tools to streamline the auditing process and mitigate risk.”
John Nagy, AECOM Vice President and Global EHS Director, added “By associating the power of STP’s advanced functionality with AECOM’s global EHS expertise, we offer a cost-effective solution for companies seeking more efficient EHS management tools that can be deployed worldwide.”
About Specialty Technical Publishers
Specialty Technical Publishers produces technical resource guides covering environmental, health & safety, transportation, accounting, business practices, standards and law, offering comprehensive guidance on key compliance and regulatory issues. STP is a division of Glacier Media Inc., a Canadian information communications company that provides primary and essential information in print, electronic and online media.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support to the manufacturing, transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government markets. AECOM's leading global EHS practice has in-depth knowledge of local/regional EHS requirements and a worldwide technical expertise network. Our IAPC supports cost-shared development and maintenance of EHS audit protocols to help companies comply with legal requirements. (New webinar: Best Practices in Global EHS Auditing - June 11).