Agency Inspection Readiness – The Path to Success
(Applied Materials, Sunnyvale, CA)
It is every company’s goal to create a safe workplace, protect the environment and comply with regulatory requirements while ensuring business continuity operations. It is common practice to use the number of non-compliances as a measure of effectiveness against this target. This paper focuses on the ongoing efforts of Applied Materials Environmental Operations Group to ensure inspection readiness and environmental compliance at ALL times through the use of better leading indicators for performance. Some of these key proactive efforts include the environmental management system, a management of change program for process and facilities, an environmental self-audit program which empowers suppliers and stakeholders to close out any findings, an EHS action database, and an environmental compliance calendar system.