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Environmental Health & Safety

The objectives of the EHS assessment are to:

  • Identify whether the sites have all necessary EHS permits
  • Identify significant EHS regulatory non-compliance issues and risks
  • Identify the level of EHS management on site

The references taken into consideration during the audit include essentially the local regulations applicable to the site, but can also include best practices for the mitigation of significant EHS risks.

Scope of the Work

The scope of the EHS audit will cover the following points:

  • A brief visit of all site facilities, allowing us to identify potential problems in the areas of pollution, working conditions or non-respect of EHS rules.
  • Review of general EHS site documents and management interviews: policy, objectives, programmes, professional illness, accidents at work, EHS training, emergency plan, internal/external audits, EHS certifications, environmental permits, environmental indicators, internal/external communication and reporting, relations with the competent authorities;
  • EHS Regulatory compliance: identification of any potential significant gaps versus applicable EHS permits or regulations (notably in terms of permitting, EHS risks assessments, fire protection, forklift trucks, machine guarding, storage conditions, etc.)

EHS Audit Process

Prior to the visit, a detailed briefing on various aspects to be covered will be held between the third party auditor Project Director and the auditors. A list of documents to be collected by management has already been sent to the site by The Body Shop.

Depending on site size and activity, the site will be audited by one to three consultants during one to three days as specified in the section 4.1. The sites will be visited by local consultants from third party auditor offices.

The visit programme itself will include a brief opening meeting to remind Management of the audit objectives, a visit of the whole site, a review of the documents and interviews with Management and Staff.

Given the scope of delivery and the time on site, we will focus mainly on identifying the most significant problems, especially those likely to jeopardize the reputation of The Body Shop via its subcontractor or put the liability of The Body Shop at risk.

A report will be produced at the end of the audit. This report will contain a narrative section describing the main description of the location (surface, number of employees, organisation, etc.) followed by a table describing the findings and their level of priority. A summary presenting the most major findings will be given at the beginning of the report.