While a ship captain may want to get past the waves to smooth sail down the coast, a leader in environmental management needs to be aware of changes in the industry. Whether it is regulatory forces, budgeting, the effects of the pandemic, or adapting to new technologies and innovation, there is rarely a time to “coast.”
It doesn’t matter if you are a significant waste management company, a utility dealing with CCR management, a small private/public landfill, or a development company trying to transform an environmental eyesore into usable space. It is critical to have an environmental management plan that can be flexible with the changing regulations and expectations.
So, no- doing the bare minimum is never enough. Maybe a better question is, “Is your environmental plan malleable?”
A quality environmental plan is not carved into stone, unable to change. It’s the opposite. Setting your plan to be prepared for the oncoming waves and continuously improve is a plan for success.
With a continuous quality improvement in your processes, you won’t be coasting, but you will weather the waves.