Environmental, Health & Safety Management
Peoples Services is committed to having an exceptional program for managing environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks. Peoples Services commitment begins with its Chief Operations Officer, who regularly reviews the company’s environmental and safety performance. Peoples Services Safety & Compliance Manager sets the companies EHS policy, implements EHS strategy and reviews the EHS performance of the individual facilities.
Peoples Services has learned that the way to deliver strong EHS performance is through site management ownership. Site management ownership means that Peoples Services holds its sites managers accountable for the safety and environmental integrity of the operations they supervise. Peoples Services Safety & Compliance Manager supports and guides the safety and compliance programs, but the company expects its operations managers to take the lead for their sites.
Peoples Services ensures operational commitment through:
- Regular reviews of a managers EHS performance
- Comprehensive EHS audits conducted by internal and external auditors governed by management system guidelines (i.e., Responsible Care Management System (RCMS), ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001)
- EHS training for managers and operational teams
- Employee engagement surveys in which employees anonymously provide feedback on the performance of their sites.
Peoples Services tracks EHS metrics and reviews performance in four ways.
- Track energy, waste, and water data at the site level using Energy Star Portfolio Manager System
- Operational Managers and Vice Presidents regularly conduct internal operational reviews of each of their facilities
- Trained RCMS auditors conduct regular audits at facilities where Chemicals are warehoused, packaged, and distributed
- At the corporate level, Peoples Services conducts periodic strategic reviews of EHS risks and strategies
65% of all our facilities are ISO 9001 certified. All of our chemical facilities follow the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) to ensure safe and secure operational performance. 60% of our Fremont, OH food grade facilities are American Institute of Baking (AIB) certified with the purpose to maintain a superior level of food safety and hygiene.
View the EHSS Policy