Making the business case for EHS

Creating a sustainable business

Why EHS Matters: Planet

76.44 million pounds of waste eliminated.

Campbell Companies have reduced the amount of waste produced by their organizations by 76,442,540 lbs.; that is 3,822 fully loaded garbage trucks!

  • In a single year, Dow Chemical Company was able to reduce their waste by 50.4 million lbs. each year by making a company-wide commitment to improving EHS performance; in total the program has saved the company more than $5 billion.

5.34 billion gallons of water conserved.

Campbell Companies have saved 5.34 billion gallons of water annually. That’s enough water to supply over 171,000 U.S. homes for one year.

  • UTC Fire & Security invested in water conservation and experienced a 99% reduction in water contamination as a result of machinery design modifications.
  • Johnson & Johnson implemented water recycling plant that produced an annual savings of 39.63 million gallons of water.

Why EHS Matters: Profit

$1.1 billion through investment in employees.

Campbell companies have saved $1.11 billion as a result of training events, wellness programs, and workers compensation claims; enough to feed almost 68,000 people in th U.S. for on year.

  • Alcan invested $36 million in their EHS FIRST system which delivered $43 million in benefits to the organization.
  • Schneider Electric North America improved waste recovery by nearly 16% in just 3 years, resulting in 32,300 tons of manufacturing waste being diverted from landfill disposal annually.

$11.01 billion through investment in environment.

Campbell Companies have reported saving $11.01 billion in relation to environmentally focused programs; that’s enough to provide electricity to nearly nine million homes for an entire year.

  • During Fluor Hanford's eleven years at the Hanford site, worker compensation costs were reduced $7 million annually with the help of safety metrics.
  • DM Petroleum’s implementation of a management system resulted in reduction in waste generation and spill incidents accounting for $3,878,000 in cost avoidance.

Stock prices increased over 50% across five years.

Campbell Companies demonstrate that well-integrated EHS management systems have a significant return on investment, as well as reduce injuries and protect the environment. Perhaps the single best indicator of this impact is shareholder value. The overall value of these organizations continues to increase over time in spite of challenging economic circumstances, and the composite stock prices of Campbell Companies have increased by more than 50% over the past five years, from $213 to $342.

Why EHS Matters: People

126,000 injuries and illnesses prevented

Campbell Companies have prevented 126,104 injuries/illnesses in five years; this is the equivalent of 69 injuries/illnesses prevented every day, or 1 in every 28 employees avoids an injury.

Mining, Oil & Gas

Noble Corporation introduced a safety leadership workshop to their organization that, in combination with other efforts, resulted in a 71% reduction in total recordable incident rate and an 83% reduction in lost time incident rate.


GPIC values their workers and maintains a highly skilled workforce by investing $2.4 million annually in training.

680,000 lost days prevented

Campbell Companies have prevented 9,685 injuries that would have resulted in time away from work; this represents 680,805 lost days prevented, or 1,912 years during which an organization was able to be fully operational.


In 2004, BAPCO reached a record 11 million man-hours without a lost time accident.


Firmenich achieved an 88% improvement in Lost Time Case Rate and 74% in Total Recordable Case Rate for employees and supervised contractors since the application of their EHS management system.