Implementing assurance integration to achieve operational excellence

Amalgamation of several Arcadis projects - Enterprise risk has traditionally been managed in departmental silos, limiting collaboration between working groups and leaving unrealized value on the table. The focus is shifting to using integration to produce reliable, verifiable, and timely insights around risk.

40%

reduction in audit time

$300,000

Annual savings in compliance costs

Challenge
Arcadis clients faced inconsistent processes, a lack of standardization, and assurance functions that were unable to leverage each other’s work to help identify priorities.

Solution
Using the Assurance Integrator process, Arcadis has standardized processes, eliminated redundancies, and harmonized data to streamline the audit process for multiple business functions (e.g., EHS, security and sustainability), minimize facility disruptions, reduce costs and improve the processes that manage risk, with emphasis on continual improvement, compliance, resilience and sustainability.

Impact
Assurance that operational risk is being effectively managed with a reduction in audit time of 40%. This lowered support function costs and, by minimizing operational interruptions, increased manufacturing production. The reduction in compliance costs was approximately 25% (approximately $300,000/year).

Outcomes

40%

reduction in audit time

$300,000

Annual savings in compliance costs

Questions about this project

Ian Achterkirch

Vice President – Strategic Environmental Consulting 832 682 9282 Ask me a question

Supriya Murthy

Associate Vice President, Analytics & Performance Excellence 757 419 3978 Ask me a question

Rob Campbell Watt

Risk & EHS Management Consulting 713 953 4825 Ask me a question

Kristin Mancini

Transforming Services Consultant 415 432 6908 Ask me a question
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