European Union Health, Safety & Environment Forum


“The ORC HSE EU Forum provides a centre of excellence whereby SHE (HS&E) leaders are kept abreast of up and coming legislative changes as well as areas of particular interest that the regulators will be focussing their attention. What is of particular interest is that often the guest speakers are regulators from the agencies implementing that change. Another highlight of the forum is the diversity of the member businesses and the openness of the discussions within the group. The forum is very cognizant that there are elements of confidentiality around specific discussion points and that confidentiality is respected by all.”

– George Gibson, Head of SHE, Weapon Systems UK, BAE Systems


European Union Health, Safety & Environment Forum

EU Health, Safety and Environment Forum Fosters Effective HSE Practices in Members’ European Operations

ORC HSE’s EU Health, Safety and Environment Forum offers senior-level executives responsible for HSE programs at companies operating in the European Union the opportunity to network and communicate with their professional peers on critical issues regarding health, safety, and environment. Members ‒experienced HSE professionals who hold senior positions in their business units‒represent companies from a wide range of industries operating in the EU. Through sharing information and practical expertise, the EU Forum promotes effective HSE programs and practices in member companies’ European operations.

The Forum has forged strong working relationships with many European agencies, which are listed below. Twice yearly meetings held in Europe feature presentations by key EU officials and experts, facilitated discussions of current and emerging topics, and roundtable discussions focused on issues of concern to members. Discussions are candid and confidential; all members agree to honor a code of confidentiality, thus encouraging members to speak openly about their HSE challenges and successes. The Forum offers boundless opportunities for networking with peers who face similar challenges, and encourages the sharing of best practices and exchange of critical information. Members also benefit from free access to the ORC HSE Country Profiles Library, a proprietary resource that identifies HSE legislation, regulations, and enforcement policies in 60+ individual countries to assist multinationals in auditing their compliance with local requirements.

Our Partnerships in the EU:


ORC HSE’s EU HSE Forum has forged working relationships with:

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (Bilbao, Spain)

The Central Institute for Labour Protection (Warsaw, Poland)

The Keil Centre (Edinburgh, Scotland)

The European Chemicals Agency (Helsinki, Finland)

Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Germany)

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment

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European Union Health, Safety & Environment Forum Membership Benefits:

Are you ready to take a more active leadership role in shaping safety and health policy and practice? If you want to be on the cutting edge of innovative strategies for improving performance, consider joining ORC HSE’s European Union HSE Forum. We want to be your professional partner in HSE.

The many benefits of membership are:

Semi-annual meetings that include updates on European policy and legislative updates by EU officials and other experts as well as roundtable discussions;

Access to the members-only website providing materials from network meetings, HSE news articles, email alerts, task force activities, survey reports and benchmarking data, webinars, and consulting;

Free access to the ORC HSE Country Profiles Library of 60+ Countries and Provinces; and

Informal benchmarking and open sharing of best practices in a confidential, small group setting.

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