Work continues in the development of Contour as a:

  • Mechanism to assess supply chain performance
  • Technique for EHS and corporate social reporting (CSR)
  • Environment, health and safety diagnostic tool for all types of organisations

Contour is an established performance evaluation tool, enabling organisations to gain an accurate measure of EHS performance in comparison to best practice and other sectoral results. To date over 250 benchmarks have been completed. Contour has been enthusiastically adopted by a wide variety of organisations, both here in the UK and abroad, including Transco, Allied Domeq and BAE SYSTEMS.

“Transco gives top priority to, safety, health and the environment in all parts of its business. Contour has proved a valuable tool in achieving continual improvement and establishing our position against other leading companies in these key areas.”


We found Contour to be an excellent tool in the market place. Focused and well structured, it provides a comprehensive coverage of the environment health and safety issues faced by an organisation. We especially like the distinction between made between practice and performance, and the graphical outputs.

Andrew Arditti


Promote Corporate Communications

The use of Contour is currently being piloted on a national and regional basis to develop the tool and widen its application. Regional projects are underway in Merseyside and Northern Ireland and work is occurring to develop further programmes across other regions. This will aim to ensure further uptake and a more effective use of Contour. On a national level a feasibility study is underway to build on Contour so it is better informed with:

  • Issues from a wider stakeholder audience through schemes such as BiE, FTSE4Good and GRI
  • Supply chain management issues

    Project partners are currently being identified, and we are looking for organisations of all shapes and sizes to trial Contour as part of a funded project. If you would like to find out more please contact Nicola Riley on 0161 872 3223 or email [email protected]

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