Environment, health and safety (EHS) management has become increasingly important in the past 10 years, especially within high risk and high reliability organizations. EHS is driven from the top of an organization, and whilst there has been much research on the subject of EHS leadership, there is very little on EHS governance and the director’s role in leading or influencing change in organizational safety/EHS performance.
Environment, Health and Safety Governance and Leadership: The Making of High Reliability Organizations reviews the factors influencing safety/EHS leadership and governance and addresses all the areas where the role impacts on the performance and sustainability of organizations. Based on the author’s in-depth research, the book draws on much of the best-practice standards developed by many leading organizations such as the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
This book provides exclusive insights and legal imperatives for practitioners and leaders to inform decision making, strategy and EHS governance, all of which can have a fundamental impact on business continuity, developing company value and the sustainability of large organizations around the world.
Table of Contents
Dedication, Acknowledgements, About the Author, List of Abbreviations, List of Tables and Figures, Foreword, Preface, Purpose and Value of this Book, Chapter1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Developing High Reliability Organisations (HRO), Chapter 3: Corporate Governance & Historical Review of Developments, Chapter 4: Legal Imperatives that Drive EHS Governance, Chapter 5: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) in Organizations, Chapter 6: Risk Perception, Risk Management and Risk Tolerance, Chapter 7: Relationship of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Social Accountability (SA), Sustainability, Chapter 8: The Effective Board and its relationship with the CEO/MD of an organization, Chapter 9: Organizational Structure and Effective Safety Communication, Chapter 10: Exploring the Themes impacting on EHS Governance and Leadership, Chapter 11: Impact of Board Structures and Future Outlook on HSE Governance, Chapter 12: Contextual Model of EHS Leadership in the context of Corporate Governance, Chapter 13: The Model of EHS Governance and Leadership, Chapter 14: Conclusions
Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi is the Executive Director, Environment, Health, Safety, Security, Quality and Corporate Affairs, for the ENOC Group in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is the Chairman of various committees within the organization, including the Wellness and Social Activities Program, which serves over 7,000 employees. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Dubai Centre for Carbon Excellence, PJSC, "Dubai Carbon" since 2010. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, an Associate Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Directors in the UK.