OHRIS is an international occupational health and safety management system that is certified within Bavaria and Saxony. The aim of this separate Bavarian occupational health and safety system (which has also been introduced in Saxony) is to strengthen the companies’ personal responsibility and to replace direct monitoring with controlled self-monitoring. OMV Deutschland, GENDORF industrial park, Wacker and ESPE were the first to successfully introduce OHRIS. They were awarded certificates by the Bavarian state government on May 22, 2000.
The global Responsible Care® initiative represents the chemical industry’s voluntary commitment to continually improving their companies’ environmental policies, health and safety, and regularly showing this progress to the public – independent of legal requirements. With Responsible Care®, the chemical industry contributes to solving global (environmental) problems in the areas that fall under its scope of responsibility and lie within its control.
The international environmental management standard ISO 14001 defines globally acknowledged requirements for environmental management systems and is part of a family of standards. This family of standards contains numerous other standards on various aspects of environmental management, environmental indicators and environmental performance assessment.
The Bavarian Environmental Pact is an agreement between the Bavarian state government and Bavarian industry. It is based on voluntary input, personal responsibility and cooperation. The Bavarian Environmental Pact’s main aims are to prevent future environmental impacts, improve communication between industry and administration, and relieve companies of excess bureaucracy.