“Regardless of the region, there's certain things that just need to happen to ensure [safety is] occurring”
As more and more companies seek to grow their international presence, tech can be a great solution to help track employee health and safety as well as ensure a uniform approach across the board.
“Regardless of the region, there's certain things that need to happen to ensure [safety is] occurring and tech can help provide that solution stack for you,” says Tyler Davey, CEO, Alcumus - North America.
Alcumus has clients all over the world – in UK and Europe, the Middle East, South America and of course North America.
“The one thing they have in common is at the end of the day, if we look at health and safety, safety is paramount,” says Davey.
“When we look at global organizations from a health and safety perspective […] We start to look at technology as a way to bring those organizations together to understand their full safety program across all regions, and not just within specific geographies,” he says.
Davey says on his end, he’s seeing a lot more push from global organizations, especially at the enterprise size, who are focused around collecting and understanding data – and making the right decisions, and learning from the best practices across regions.
“There’ll be great learnings you can apply at the end of the day,” he says.
Boots on the ground
Alcumus has recently acquired New Zealand-based tech solution Mango, “it gave us a great opportunity to expand into APAC*,” says Davey.
Indeed, he says that the new acquisition helps the company better service their customer base in New Zealand, Australia and even Japan.
“We run a fairly strong business around ISO certification, accreditation and verification,” says Davey. “What we were missing in that business was a technology solution to really help our auditors to be able to their job more effectively, and to help our customers manage their audits better.”
Though remote operations can work to a certain extent, there is something to be said about having boots on the ground.
A lot of customers like to able to interact and engage with people within their region, within their location and know that they’re supported locally.
“I think most companies who do want to have a global organization and operate globally, should invest in the countries and then in the regions that they're operating within, to help instill confidence that they are there for the long haul,” says Davey.
“As we continue to expand our operations, we will learn a ton about what it takes to operate in New Zealand, and then eventually in Australia.
And we will learn more and more about what it takes to operate across [the globe]. Because as we expand globally, hiring in those people local inside of those regions, they'll just provide a wealth of information and knowledge to us, which will only better help us serve our customers,” says Davey.
Alcumus helps organizations of all sizes anticipate, manage and avoid risks that endanger their people, their operations and our planet. The company provides an integrated approach to managing Health, Safety and ESG across industries, locations, contractor and supplier networks. For more information about Alcumus, please visit: www.alcumus.com