Mining company Orica ties up with Enablon
Enablon, a leading provider of EHS and Sustainability Software, announced yesterday that global mining firm Orica Ltd has selected Enablon to manage its Safety, Health, Environment, Community (SHEC) and Sustainability initiatives worldwide.
"In line with our vision of delivering 'Clever Resourceful Solutions', we're pleased to announce the partnership with Enablon," said Mark Edebone, general manager - Global Sustainability at Orica. "The Enablon solution will establish a single repository for all SHEC data, enabling globally standardised processes, a solid foundation for unified reporting and analytics through this all-in-one integrated platform. It will both support and strengthen Orica's social license to operate and social integrity."
With a workforce of over 15,000 people that operates in more than 50 countries, Orica recognises the need for building best practices in safety, health, environment and community to deliver value to stakeholders and enhance financial performance. In 2012, Orica initiated a global review of the company's systems and structures for sustainability performance and started developing an organisational approach to a more detailed assessment process.
Along with this approach, Orica selected the Enablon integrated platform to replace its previous systems and support the group's long term objectives, which include:
_ Better worker safety and health outcomes by preventing injuries, illnesses and environmental incidents;
_ Lower environmental footprint of operations by becoming carbon and water neutral, achieving zero waste and developing environmentally friendly operations, products & services;
_ Strong and enduring relationships with community stakeholders and customers.
Orica's key requirements for its information management system includes the ability to support multiple languages, capture data offline and on mobile devices, integrate with Orica's core systems, generate standard and customisable reports and be compliant with data security and privacy legislation in all countries where Orica operates. The group was also looking for a system that is easy to configure and that can be managed without vendor intervention.
"Helping companies improve environment, health and safety performance to drive sustainable business value is what we do at Enablon," said Phil Tesler, CEO of Enablon North America. "Forward-looking firms such as Orica recognise that smart technology is essential to support this vision and we're very happy to partner with them."