A major requirement in today’s global mining business is the operating principal of ‘Sustainable Development’ which requires a 100% focus on managing risks that may pose a threat to the operation, the employees or the community. The ability to understand where your risks are and what is being done about them is vital to understanding your overall risk profile and improving operating margins.
Sphera helps metals and mining decision-makers ensure compliance, mitigate operational risk and drive operational excellence – we provide technology and consulting that empowers organizations to identify, analyze, mitigate and monitor risks and hazards throughout their enterprise with the goal of zero harm.
Best-in-class mining companies are using the current market shifts to justify further investment in their Operational Excellence programs. Aim to improve your operational efficiency with standard business processes and disciplined process execution.
Effective operational excellence & risk management with Sphera solutions allows senior leadership, stakeholders and program management to make better decisions with more accurate information.
Sphera empowers mining companies with information to identify critical emissions, safety risks, events, hazards, key performance indicators or trends in order to conduct efficient business planning and more effectively protect employees and the environment.
A common operational risk framework across your departments and sites ensures that everyone is speaking the same operational risk language, helps develop a unified risk culture and ensures that you are always aware of the risks that can impact safety and the public.
Prevent or mitigate costly workplace accidents with streamlined incident management. Improved information management supports uniform and consistent execution of safety policies and procedures and timely identification of accident trends, enabling companies to reach zero-harm objectives.
Sphera solutions improves accountability of enterprise and operational risk management initiatives through:
Sphera Solutions helps you manage your initiatives to closure, and to share lessons learned through state-of-the-art software instead of paper-based and verbal systems. Sphera solutions enables real-time Accessibility to: Risk Assessments, Environmental performance investigations, Assessments and audits, Behavioral observations, Meetings and training topics. Collaborate over corrective actions, open issues and findings
Simplify compliance with rapidly growing local, national and global environmental regulations and standards. Organizations need recordkeeping, monitoring, testing and reporting for compliance at a single facility or across a multi-jurisdictional enterprise.
Analyze how market-driven compliance mandates will impact your company's operations. Companies need to produce market forecasts and analysis to optimize financial performance against market-based compliance standards, as carbon is, or soon will be, regarded as an asset or liability.
Drive Risk Culture – Using Sphera solutions you can develop a consistent framework for risk management across your products and embed quality risk management and governance into your culture.
Philippe Guillard, Director Professional Services is a Professional Engineer with a background in Chemical Engineering. He has been with Sphera for 15 years. During his career Philippe has worked extensively in the metals and mining industry having served as the lead Investigator for Incident Investigation accident in large iron production facilities and facilitating risk analysis studies at large nickel operations & large oil sands operations.
During his professional career he has deployed large environmental performance systems for air, water, waste, compliance and incident management at amalgamated mining operations in the middle East and facilitated risk assessments at large coker operations to name a few engagements.
Narenderpal Marwaha is a seasoned operational risk management consultant with 14 years of experience at Sphera in product, project and training management, and consulting. He has worked with various customers in the manufacturing and process industries including precious metals, mining, defense, consumer goods, automotive, electronics, aerospace and oil and gas.
As director of product management, he helped to develop numerous applications and solutions for both quality and process safety management. He is a skilled risk assessment facilitator and trainer of various risk analysis techniques including HAZOP, What If, LOPA, FMEA and FTA. He currently manages Sphera’s training services for enterprise platforms including Stature, IMPACT, Essential Suite, and opsInfo. He is a professional engineer.
John Crosman, Lead Process Safety Consultant has led a team of process safety consultants at Sphera for close to a decade and is a Senior Member of the AIChE. An accomplished facilitator, John has led PHA teams to complete many large-scale risk assessments covering hundreds of P&IDs across many key industries across the world.
He has provided training and support for Sphera’s PHA-pro across the globe, and has successfully helped to build templates for such diverse PSM assessments as HAZOPs, What Ifs, LOPA, alarm rationalization, hierarchy of controls analysis, and many more. John’s experience also covers the broader risk management framework, with understanding of such important activities as incident management, management of change, and tracking of risk assessment actions.
Jeff Ladner is Sphera’s vice president of environmental performance. He has been helping corporations drive operational excellence and effectively manage operational risk for 20 years. He leads the Sphera solution strategy, helping corporations enable their management systems.
Focus areas include environmental performance, personnel and process safety, product stewardship, supply chain management, risk assessment, and change management. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in chemical engineering and an MBA from the University of Delaware.
Francis Trudeau has worked for nearly 20 years in product compliance and chemical management. He has significant experience in solutions management and development, global regulations and industry standards enforced worldwide. He has worked on a wide variety of projects that support Sphera's integrated information management solutions, and address legal compliance challenges and the implementation of regulations in databases and software applications.
Francis is a recognized industry expert, serving both as a featured speaker at international conferences and leading multi-organization task forces in establishing industry best practices for regulatory compliance.
We use the risk framework to integrate and prioritize risks from across Vale’s global operations. EHS, regulatory, social, legal and financial risk information all comes together so our decision makers can focus on what’s most important and what needs to be done.