Operational Excellence

Sphera’s 2019 Embracing Excellence Awards Submission Portal Is Now Open

We have an “excellent” idea for you: Submit your entry for the Sphera Embracing Excellence Awards today! The Embracing Excellence Awards recognize Sphera customers that have used our products and services to help them achieve Operational Excellence in areas including Product Stewardship, Environmental Performance and Operational Risk. There will be 10 award categories, including Excellence

Things to Do in San Antonio Before, During and After Inspire 2019

Photo by Bob Howen, VisitSanAntonio.com Ready to explore San Antonio? Great! Saddle up; we’re talking Texas while hopefully blazing a happy trail of scintillating conversation along the way … So everyone remembers the Alamo, right? But who outside of Texas remembers San Antonio de Béxar Presidio—the Spanish fort that was built near the San Antonio

SpheraCloud User Forum Proves the Sky’s the Limit for the Platform

They came for the cloud; they stayed for the learning. On Sept. 26, 2018, Sphera hosted its first SpheraCloud User Forum at our Warwickshire, United Kingdom, office. Close to five dozen Environmental Health & Safety professionals visited the event to get insights into best practices for SpheraCloud, learn about our Software as a Service product

Sphera Launches Product Stewardship Maturity Model Self-Assessment Tool

Maturity matters—especially in the realm of Product Stewardship. After all, managing chemicals safely and effectively throughout the product lifecycle is a requirement for true Operational Excellence. Whether it’s producing Safety Data Sheets for consumers or managing hazardous materials from raw material procurement all the way through finished-goods distribution, it’s imperative that companies incorporate the proper

Sphera Sustainability Day 2018: A Maintainable Methodology and Much More

This year’s Sphera Sustainability Day puts the spotlight on the importance of efforts to ensure the Earth continues to be the perfect place to work and live. The places Spherions visited are helping to create a sustainable world for generations to come. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Around the time the Civil War was ending, a new way

At Sphera, Safety Day Is Every Day so We’re Proud to Participate in Safe + Sound Week

I think it’s safe to say that the average person doesn’t dwell on safety issues very often. They expect the car they drive will get them to where they’re going safely, and if there’s a problem with the vehicle, they expect a safety light will come on to alert them that it’s time to take

Risk Based Process Safety – Driving Operational Efficiency

Process manufacturing companies across all sectors and geographies are facing a crisis associated with rapidly aging infrastructure. In fact a recent study by The Economist reported that 87% of executives interviewed reported that aging infrastructure has had an impact on their operations with one in ten stating that it has caused severe problems in their facilities. At the same time, these companies are faced with ever-increasing production demands, a need for rapid innovation, and a changing workforce population. All of these trends present a significant process safety and reputational risk for companies to manage.

World Environment Day Brings an Indian Initiative on Plastic Pollution

This year’s World Environment Day has a simple yet powerful message: Beat plastic pollution. As you know, plastic is ubiquitous and plastic is useful, but single-use plastic in particular can also be a real problem for Earth and all of its inhabitants. We noted back in April that as much as 14 billion pounds of

SpheraNOW Podcast Premieres on Sphera.com

It has been 14 years since the first podcast made its debut on the information superhighway, and, that same year, The Guardian newspaper declared there was an “audible revolution” a-brewin’ with podcasting. Incidentally, a week before that prognostication about podcasts being ready for prime time, a Harvard University student named Mark Zuckerberg launched a social

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