Vanguard's Turnkey Solutions to Industry's "Mountain" of Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Laws

VANGUARD manages regulatory compliance for more companies than any other organization in North America. With 300+ combined years expertise on over 60 laws imposed upon Industry by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and Homeland Security (DHS) (plus regulations from state, county and local agencies), Vanguard maintains departments in Environmental Science/Technology, Environmental Engineering, OSHA/DOT Training (onsite) and Regulatory Specialists. From offices throughout the United States and through a host of intellectual properties, Team Vanguard provides hundreds of clients throughout North America with a compliance peace of mind by minimizing exposures to enforcement penalties. This, in turn, keeps each client’s personnel focused on revenue-producing activities to the avoidance of “pushing Government paperwork,” while enhancing their commitment to corporate citizenship, sustainability and environmental stewardship.

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Vanguard Founded 1992

A debt-free corporation, Vanguard was founded in 1992 upon the principle of “treating others the way we’d want to be treated.” In fact, Vanguard’s #1 Core Value is, “The Needs of the Client Come First!” Yet, costs are minimized through a flat-rate fee structure instead of exorbitant fees generally associated with "billable hours."

Vanguard’s Four Primary Benefits

When the Federal Government establishes enforcement penalty policies from $50,000 to $100,000 per day per violation, American business and industry is plagued with significant risks on a myriad of environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance laws, all of which must be managed. The four primary benefits enjoyed by Vanguard’s clients are the equivalent of a grand-slam homerun.

  1. First and foremost is…Risk Management Against Enforcement Penalties. When considering enforcement risks, it’s important to understand the practical nature of four downside risks that come with virtually every violation:
    • When a penalty policy is set at $50,000+ per day per violation (i.e., EPA’s policy), the civil fine itself is no small concern;
    • But with that comes attorneys’ fees, generally resulting in another 30% to 50% beyond the fine levied against the corporate violator;
    • The corresponding lawsuit and litigation can last one to three years, resulting in an immeasurable cost of lost productivity;
    • Finally, the corporate violator ends up on inspectors’ “Hit Lists,” shared by personnel from one agency to another. In other words, inspectors do network!
  2. The second primary benefit is Legislative Updating since regulatory laws evolve by about 30% per year via amendments and newly-enacted laws. Vanguard regularly upgrades its systems to screen its clients’ compliance matters on a continuous basis.
  3. Third is Defensible Documentation, a tangible outgrowth of the precision due diligence executed on a client’s site-specific regulatory compliance matters. Why? The client’s Defensible Documentation serves as an Inspection Showpiece when an inspector comes to conduct an inspection. And this benefit comes with every compliance project generated in behalf of the client. We call this evidence-based compliance and it’s rare that enforcement inspectors don’t applaud the client’s commitment to compliance when they see Vanguard’s work, which sends them out the front door with a smile on their face and the matter resolved.
  4. Finally, the client’s Economic Benefits are substantial in overall savings. Because we execute precision due diligence at the outset of every client relationship, a company’s investment in its compliance is made only toward its compliance gaps, never on extraneous issues where compliance is not mandated. Therefore, many compliance problems are eliminated and the client’s site-specific compliance program is illuminated. This positions Vanguard to perform its role in terms of just a few turnkey compliance projects, simplifying our cost structures to that of flat-rate fees, as opposed to excessive “billable hours.”

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Environmental Consulting Testimonial

The reports and spreadsheets generated by Vanguard Environmental for the [company being inspected] were the most comprehensive and complete of any that have been reviewed by the inspector.- EPA Region VI Inspector (Dallas, TX)