CCaSS organizes EHS and ERM webinar

SGV’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) team conducted a webinar on COVID-19 Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) considerations last 25 June. SGV Chairman and Country Managing Partner Wilson Tan welcomed over 350 participants from the real estate, hospitality, construction, power and utilities, consumer products, retail, and banking industries. Vice Chair and Deputy Managing Partner Vivian Ruiz provided an overview of the webinar’s main agenda and points of discussion.

Speakers at the CCaSS webinar

CCaSS Senior Director Katrina Francisco began the session with an overview of the community quarantine measures implemented in the country. FAAS and CCaSS Partner Benjamin N. Villacorte (BNV) discussed the EHS considerations, key regulatory responses for EHS, and the EY EHS Maturity Model. SGV Consulting Partner and EY ASEAN Consulting Quality Leader Joseph Ian M. Canlas (JMC) spoke on ERM and its related sustainability risk considerations. He also emphasized the value of a well-designed ERM function in sustainability risk management.

BNV, JMC and Ms. Francisco then led an open forum where they discussed how companies can develop and sustain their EHS practices and how sustainability risks can be considered in a company’s ERM across three dimensions: now, next and beyond. They explained that companies should assess and address the pandemic’s immediate problems; explore the possible changes to the company’s EHS and ERM strategies and processes; and prepare for future crises by prioritizing areas that boost business resilience. 

The SGV CCaSS team supports organizations as they develop and implement their climate risk and sustainability strategies. The team’s services cover sustainability and supply chain advisory, non-financial and sustainability reporting advisory and assurance, EHS, sustainable finance, and climate change risk analysis and advisory.