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Articles about quality, environmental and safety compliance issues.

In our post on the Obstacles to Compliance we looked at three obstacles that hinder organizations from being more comprehensive with their compliance. These obstacles contribute to the uncertainty of obligations, compliance status, and the effectiveness of compliance actions. If left unchecked this uncertainty may expose your organization to unnecessary and preventable compliance risk. In […]


Managing compliance is hard. When your high risk industry gets overlapping standards, it becomes even more complex to stay in continuous compliance. Introduction Jean-Marc Léger from ERM recently pointed out, “Over the last twelve months, no less than three new benchmarks have been proposed to the international mining industry.” In September 2019, the World Gold […]


Last week we introduced the concept and importance of comprehensive compliance. This strategy of determining all of your obligations can be an effective measure against compliance risk by ensuring that companies are adequately covered and protected against potential issues. Companies that take a comprehensive approach to compliance tend to be more resilient. The benefits of […]


Internal Obligations are obligations that your organization has imposed on itself voluntarily or through an agreement with a third party. In contrast to External Obligations which are imposed by a third party (i.e. Government), Internal Obligations are generated through the activities you engage in. Examples include corporate policies, environmental permits, contracts, stakeholder engagements and other […]


Ireland, land of green pastures, great beer and complicated regulatory information. Introduction I once heard a story that Ireland only introduced postal codes in 2014. Prior to that, the only people who knew all the addresses were local postal offices. These local offices did not want postal codes as it would allow more mail to […]


Over the years we have seen organizations struggle to identify applicable regulations and standards for their operations. Most consulting companies and data providers organize regulatory information by subject areas such as Air, Waste, and Water. Documents may also be organized based on actions such as Reporting, Monitoring, and Labelling. Yet, in most cases companies do […]


Nimonik is inviting you to participate in the 2021 Internal Obligations Management Challenge Start 2021 on the right foot. Nimonik will be running a 40 day program to help you improve your management of internal obligations. We will have weekly assignments such as cleaning up your obligations register, adding meta-data and identifying accountability within your […]


Earlier this year the Novel Corona Virus 19 (COVID-19) began to spread across the world significantly impacting lives, businesses, and communities. This virus was something that most did not anticipate and for many would require working in earnest to reduce its spread and its effects. The first set of measures widely known as “flattening the […]


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