Governance Responsibilities and Security and Safety Management Systems: Does Corporate Governance Support Security and Safety Management Systems?

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Governance Responsibilities and Security and Safety Management Systems: Does Corporate Governance Support Security and Safety Management Systems?


Hydyrov, Abdal, Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice


1. Introduction

The Security and Safety Management Systems represent the pool that contains social, ethical, environmental codes to enhance the rights of workers and users in accordance with sustaining the main goals of international companies. That is a big challenge in the international business world where many big players affect polices of countries and companies. Nowadays, the role of corporate governance still keeps a certain link with the Enron's scandal and the global financial crisis. Many scientists have dealt with such topics in a less integrated way; this create some problems in understanding the core and real role of these systems in the light of corporate governance and governance responsibilities.

The Security and Safety Management Systems deal widely with different interests and objectives that are strongly secure international companies, especially, the impacts of globalizations force these companies to think more about raising issues in the business world where were not considered as issues in the recent past. Labor rights, environmental issues, social interests, secure decision making procedures and other issues, strengthen the efforts of the technicians, socialists, and economists to develop Management Systems and to adopt new technologies and plans to meet and solve the previous interests and issues. Thus, SMS represents a tool for a safety management used by the international companies reflecting an organized approach. The Corporate Governance concept became recently a universal topic, largely debated during the international business and the financial world. Corporate governance holds different interpretations to enrich its objectives affecting the management systems (Saltaji, 2013: 281).

2. Security and Safety Management Systems

Security and Safety Management develops the perception of the company structure to protect and achieve the interests of different parties that involve in the business world. Due to that, the framework of Security and Safety Management System enable the different parties to clearly understand how this system acts through mentioning about the system safety components; objectives, risk management, assurance and promotion. Additionally, the management system emphasizes its executive role with high professionalism. The safety manager ensures the correct implementation of Security and Safety Management System and monitors the process development. In accordance with that, the Security and Safety Management System is closely related the companies' structures and strongly affect financial activities of the international companies besides the social and environmental interests. In this light, a new definition for Security and Safety Management Systems are presented as the following: "systematic and comprehensive process for the proactive management of safety risks that integrates operations, technical services with financial and human resource management" (JDA, 2011). Therefore, controlling the risk and ensuring effecting controlling systems manage all activities and operations towards safety requirements and interact in the evaluation procedures of the management capability in order to identify the main challenges and hazards to make the international companies meet the social and environmental interests. The "safety part" of these systems pictures a general shape, as the following one:

Consequentially, the strategies of Security and Safety Management Systems focus on the time scale of the activities of international companies. That is by reacting towards the accidents that happened in the past, being proactive in order to identify the hazard terms in these companies' processes in the present, and being predictive in analyzing the current systems, social needs and environmental issues to define the future conflicts. In accordance with that, these management systems subject the following important points: Responsibility, Authority, Procedures, Controls, Process Measures and Interfaces. …

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