Examples in Action

The Campbell Institute and its participants know that EHS matters.

The Robert W. Campbell Award winners understand the benefits EHS integration can bring to an organization. Through their continuous dedication they have demonstrated why EHS matters and have provided measurable evidence of positive changes.  Join these award winning companies and the Campbell Institute in creating safer, healthier and more environmentally aware workplaces and communities worldwide through EHS.

The Dow Chemical Company

Excellence in EHS has yielded many benefits for the Dow Chemical Company, including reductions in workman's compensation premiums, which have dropped by 75 percent between 2005 and 2009. Less tangible, but still significant, are the improvements in communications with local communities, business allies, regulators, customers and other stakeholders. Strong EHS systems help Dow conduct business successfully.

DM Petroleum Operations Company

The same is true DM Petroleum Operations Company. DM states that it is willing to pay more, take longer, and be more conservative if an act could positively impact safety or the environment. And, in the long run, such decisions usually result in resource savings, rather than losses.

  • DM pushed for hazardous waste reduction from 9,256 lbs (1999) to 49 lbs (2005).
  • The associated cost avoidance more than pays for the entire environmental program.
  • DM also had an accident reduction from 45 (1998) to 7 (2005), resulting in reduced workers compensation claim costs of approximately $500,000 per year.

UTC

UTC has also identified improvements; greenhouse gas emission reduction has resulted in significant cost savings. Improvements in fleet vehicle emissions and changes in manufacturing processes and testing protocols have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by about 6%. In addition, waste elimination and re-use opportunities have contributed to significant reductions in total waste while increasing cost savings associated with disposal.

GPIC

GPIC's investment in EHS has created employee confidence which has been reflected in the operational excellence of the organization.  A measure they use to identify performance is insurance premiums paid by the company. GPIC has experiences virtually no change in the premium paid over a four year period.

  • 2002: total premium paid was $2,573,000
  • 2005: total premium paid was $2,004,000

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson used leading indicators to go beyond compliance and identify productivity gains. Environmental design changes produced $2million in annual savings, their Health Risk Assessment and Intervention Program saves $225 annually per employee and ergonomic advances resulted in productivity improvements of 20% and an annual cost savings of $50,000. Additionally, in Brazil recycling efforts have increased from 42% in 1996 to 73% in 2005 and the amount of waste sent to landfills was reduced from 575 to 20% in the same time period. In 2003 alone these efforts saved $1.1million.

 

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