Webinar: advocating compliance in the EU: GDPR, ISO 45001 and more - Wednesday 7 Feb
Tuesday 30th January 2018
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Join Isabel Velasco, Analyst at Verdantix and the Cority team for a live webinar as they review these regulations in detail and offer practical advice to help you prepare for these major changes.
Wednesday, February 7 3:00 - 4:00 PM Central Europe Time 2:00 - 3:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time 9:00 - 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
You will learn:
The latest research on the state of compliance in France, Germany and the UK
GDPR 101: a review of the requirements and how you can prepare
Tips for migrating from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 and managing change
How these new regulations will be enforced and what non-compliance penalties will entail
Isabel Velasco is an Analyst in the Verdantix EHS Innovative Technologies Practice Group, and works in the London office. Prior to joining Verdantix, Isabel worked within the sustainability function of global pharmaceuticals firm GSK. As part of this role, Isabel benchmarked GSK's supply chain sustainability performance against 13 competitor and peer companies. Isabel holds an MSc in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh. At Verdantix, Isabel's research so far has focused on country-level EHS software market sizing and forecast, product innovations in the environmental data management software space, and best practices for EHS software adoption. Additionally, Isabel has supported advisory projects delivering go-to-market strategies for geographic expansion, EHS software vendor selections, and product commercialisation strategies.
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