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Safety & Sustainability Audits: Lessons Learned from Professional Auditors around the World


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3/16/21 10:00 am to 3/16/21 11:00 am CDT

Event Description

The push toward leading indicators is encouraging many businesses to dive deeper into their supply chains and workforce processes through auditing. The benefits of doing so are unparalleled. Auditing promotes your health and safety culture, drives sustainability, and has proven results in reducing incidents.

Only using prequalification-management practices, companies in the United States were able to reduce their total recordable incident rate 26%. When they added supplier audits, TRIR decreased 46%. Days of restricted work activity (DART) and lost workday case rate (LWCR) measurements improved 26% and 33%, respectively.

Although prequalification verifies compliance, audits verify that specific processes and standards are followed across the board.

In this webinar, two professional auditors with more than 20 years of experience will share:

  • Lessons and stories from audits around the world
  • The role an EHS professional has in the auditing process
  • Why sustainability audits matter
  • The social and environmental questions covered in sustainability audits


Laurie Knape, CSP, ASP, CLSC HSE Professional, Avetta LLC

Laurie has more than 20 years of EHS experience. She is the regulatory chair for the Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group; vice chair for ASSP – Energy Corridor; former chair for Safe Gulf; former chair for API RP T8; member of API RP 75; member of API RP 1161; member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, North America; and has been a member of ASSP for 13 years. Laurie attended the University of Connecticut for EHS and Columbia Southern University for science and business.

Kaisa Mattson, Sustainable Sourcing

Kaisa is a leader with more than 20 years of experience fielding social and environmental questions from world-class companies of branded consumer goods such as IKEA, Fiskars and Fazer. She’s recognized for her expertise in developing and implementing global sustainability strategies, coupled with the ability to use sustainability concepts to drive business performance.

She has a proven track record from high-level responsible sourcing and quality management programs in global supply chains. Kaisa has a passionate for business that drives positive development in society through responsible business practices.


Barry Bottino, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Barry covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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