Environmental Health and Safety

Seven Seas Water and its affiliates are dedicated to protecting our team members and the environment where we work, live and operate. We regularly examine our operations to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and encourage all personnel to go above and beyond compliance to improve their performance. We have an environmental, health and safety (EHS) management system which is governed by our global environmental, health and safety standards.

Our EHS management system assists all employees in recognizing, evaluating and ultimately controlling EHS risks at our facilities. Site-specific programs are developed and designed to encourage all employees to promote safe behavior and be mindful of their fellow employees, our customers, and the environment.

Roles and Responsibilities

EHS Director: Establishes the environmental, health and safety expectations for the company. Leads the steering and safety committees. Leads committee meetings, and reports committee meeting activities to executive management. Provides functional oversight and leadership to the companywide EHS management system and its underlying programs.

Managers / Supervisors: Directly accountable for EHS performance at their respective locations through local EHS program development, training and implementation. Assists the EHS director to establish applicability of EHS global standards at the site level.

Site Safety Officer (SSO): Supports site manager and EHS director with development and implementation of local safety programs. Primary point of contact for the EHS director for site performance. Participates in monthly corporate safety committee meetings. Engages, motivates, and communicates local safe work practices.

Steering Committee Members: Establishes global environmental, health and safety expectations for the company.

Employees: Follows all environmental, health and safety requirements, promotes initiatives that result in safe work environments, and innovative ideas that minimize environmental impact.

EHS Global Standards

The company’s EHS Global Standards (GSs) serve as a foundational element to our EHS management system. While many policies are rooted in US regulatory requirements, these GSs have been established to ensure global applicability. Where local regulations are more stringent than the GSs, the facility will comply with the more stringent obligation.

All facilities, regardless of size or location are expected to assist the EHS director in determining the applicability and implementation of the Global Standards. Each Global Standard is reviewed periodically and updated as needed by the Steering Committee. GSs are supplemented with a site-specific program and form(s) where required.

The Company’s Global Standards include:

EHS 001.0 GS Safety Orientation EHS 014.0 GS Hazard Communication

EHS 002.0 GS Travel Risk EHS 015.0 GS Personal Protection Equipment

EHS 003.0 GS Committees EHS 016.0 GS Occupational Noise Exposure

EHS 004.0 GS Audits and Inspections EHS 017.0 GS Respiratory Protection

EHS 005.0 GS Incident Management EHS 018.0 GS Working at Heights

EHS 006.0 GS Work Permits EHS 019.0 GS Machine Guarding Safety

EHS 07.0 GS Management of Change EHS 020.0 GS Powered Industrial Vehicles

EHS 008.0 GS Contractor Management EHS 021.0 GS Hot Work

EHS 009.0 GS Emergency Preparedness EHS 022.0 GS Mechanical Integrity

EHS 010.0 GS Bloodborne Pathogens EHS 023.0 GS Environmental Management

EHS 011.0 GS Confined Space

EHS 012.0 GS Control of Hazardous Energy

EHS 013.0 GS Electrical Safety



Our operations help to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste by 7,000 metric tons, its associated oil demand by 250,000 barrels, and its carbon footprint by 60,000 metric tons of CO2 each year.


Reverse osmosis saves 60% in energy compared to thermal desalination, avoiding the equivalent CO2 emissions of 35,000 passenger vehicles annually.


Our water treatment plants lessen the need for trucking in water scarce regions, eliminating up to 140,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent pollution each year.