Our safety and environmental management system (EMS) is the backbone of our program. This system and database integrate procedures and processes for training of personnel as well as the monitoring, tracking, and reporting of specialized environmental performance information related to our operations and permits. We leverage our EMS to analyze our compliance requirements, set environmental compliance objectives and targets, and track progress on our overall environmental, health and safety (EHS) management program.
Additionally, the Company leverages a behavior-based safety program, which utilizes training and observations to promote positive behavior and reduce or eliminate at-risk behavior at the job or task level as a key element of our increased safety culture. We regularly conduct on-site facility inspections. Our global team of approximately 85 field-based safety and compliance experts who work constructively and collaboratively with local operations managers in monitoring trends and identifying potential opportunities for improvement at each location.
Our safety training programs have earned award recognition, earning the 2021 Gold Excellence in Learning Award for “Best Certification Program” by The Brandon Hall Group for our SWAT: Defensive Driving Certification program.
Finally, we conduct facility risks assessments, which analyze 10 risk categories, as well as comprehensive facility audits to proactively identify risks and operational improvements.