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It seems to be that it is time to have a document in place for beginners in SAP EHS Management. This FORUM has showed that there is a regular need to support beginners. On High Level the most important Tipps and Tricks or Information should be collected and published. On regular basis this document will be updated.

Please check as well on regular basis the FORUM SAP for Chemicals

You will find there a lot of helpful information as well. On top check: Sustainability & CSR

and take a look as well here: Product Compliance

Introduction / Career

On regular basis questions regarding how to start an EHS/EHSM career are coming up. Please use the "search" option in SCN to find threads regarding this topic or check the SCN Career platform. If you just "google" you will find a lot of job opportunities on functional, technical or manager level.  

Please check for Career options: Career Center

You will find a lot of similar threads e.g.

SAP EHS Functional Consultant Role

What career in working as ABAP developer in EHS module?

SAP-EHS for Safety Officer (Oil&Gas) with BSc.Computer Science graduation

SAP GDC Hiring for SAP EHS Consultants - Bangalore Location

Need Expert Advise

 As SAP HANA is as well a suitable approach which will be used more and more by SAP customers: a number of documents in context of use of EHS/HANA can be found using an inquiry in SCN; some of them have been now added in the document list. It can be expected that SAP will invest a lot of money and time to enable EHS to be used in SAP HANA context; SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 6 is released to be used with SAP HANA).


SAP goes on with the generation of new solutions and with a consolidation of solutions. S/4 HANA will be the successor solution of SAP ERP / SAP Business Suite etc.  Pay attention: 

    • EHS Waste is NOT supported in S/4 HANA ==> we have now a solution in place as part of the "new" EHS:. therefore: please check here and in SAP marketplace for  the new Wase Solution
    • EHS IH is NOT supported in S/4 HANA (you must switch to EHSM)
    • EHS OH is NOT suported in S/4 HANA ==> This is now an add on (no clue if there is a different license to look at... so please ask SAP regarding guidance

You willl find very helpful OSS notes and other documentaiton on this in SAP marketplace. Some discussion regarding this is still running in this FORUM. We need to wait now how SAP will consolidate the existing SAP EHS solutions in S/4 HANA. 


SAP EHS Management as described here:

 and here

is part of a bunch of applications of the SAP Sustainibility approach as described here:

and here


    • There is no certification available regarding SAP EHS Management

SAP Marketplace

SAP EHS Management can be found easily in SAP marketplace. You can search for OSS Notes, try to understand differences between different SAP releases (e.g. based on different support package etc.)  and try to understand the use of Business Functions in SAP EHS Management.  Most important are OSS notes of type "Consulting", "Additional Information" or which deals with upgrades/updates.

Be aware of the fact that depending on the license you have SAP EHS Management contains "more" or "less" software (please refer to discussion as part of this document).

 There are some "must to read" OSS notes available regarding e.g.

    1. WWI Cookbook/WWI Setup
    1. Report distribution
    1. SVT installation
    1. Component Extension for SAP EHS Management (Installation/Migration topics etc.)

Regarding some other stuff you will not find suitable consulting OSS notes (e.g. DG related topics etc.).

SAP Licence model

SAP EHS Management is part of SAP ERP (if we talk about EHS classic).  To understand the SAP license model is not easy. Therefore use your SAP contacts for help to get better understanding. E.g. Component Extension for SAP EHS Management is still an "add on" to SAP ERP. But this is only the "technical point of view". The license perspective can be different. PAY ATTENTION: SAP is going on to align the current license strategy taking into account future enhancements of the software solution (software solution bundle).

Overview about SAP EHS Management solutions

If you check this link: SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management (SAP EHS Management) – SAP Help Portal Page

 SAP defines the solution as:

 SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management (SAP EHS Management)

 having these subcomponents or solution options: 

    • Component Extension 6.0 for SAP EHS Management
    • Mobile Apps for SAP EHS Management
    • SAP Environmental Compliance 3.0
    • SAP Product and REACH Compliance 2.0
    • SAP EHS Management as Part of SAP ERP
    • SAP EHS Regulatory Content
    • SAP Product Stewardship Network
    • SAP EHS Regulatory Documentation OnDemand
    • SAP Energy and Environmental Intelligence 1.0, Powered by SAP HANA

Discussions in many threads etc. has shown that this structure is not well understood. On top the community does have problems in differentiating "license topic" (how to get the software) and SAP software set up (which software must be downloaded, installed etc.)

Most of the threads in this FORUM are related to these topics: 

Topic Remark
SAP EHS Management as Part of SAP ERPThis is "EHS MANAGEMENT CORE"
Component Extension 6.0 for SAP EHS ManagementThis is a new solution bundle having some "solution" parts with an overlap with solution in EHS Management Core
SAP Environmental Compliance 3.0A number of threads regarding this topic can be found as well but clearly on lower level in comparison to the other ones
SAP Product and REACH Compliance 2.0Is as well discussed. This solution bundle does have now some solution overlap with "Component Extension" solution

Many persons acting in this FORUM asking to get a "functional overview" regarding these solutions especially focusing on the differences between the solutions but as well on the overlaps existing to get a better picture which process is supported by these solutions. If you check "simply" the corresponding SAP Online help the high level difference is obvious. But for some other topics you need to drill down more in SAP Online help.

 E.g. check: SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: January 2009

For those who are interested: if you just google you will find lots of videos and other related stuff of any kind of quality etc. Some are good, some are "nice" etc. So check YouTube as well !

SAP EHS Management Core Overview 

Check e.g. these links:

SAP EHS Management Core

SAP EHS Management is implemented as a SAP Extension in SAP ERP solution from technical point of view and therefore you need to prepare SAP ERP system and activate the extension before you can use SAP EHS Management. And there is some "afterwork" to be done to start with EHS. On SAP marketplace there exists some OSS notes referring to this topic (e.g.: EH&S installation: Composite SAP Note or more special: Composite SAP Note: Relevant notes for EHS dangerous goods ). After activation and if you use recent SAP release (actually SAP ERP 6.0, Enhancement Package 😎 you can activate further EHS relevant business functions. Not in all cases SAP is delivering here "default" implementations regarding the extensions as part of the Business Functions. During some upgrade projects (which have been mentioned here) e.g. issues come up in e.g. Dangerous Goods integration. So you should read carefully anything which you find on SAP marketplace. In context of "Component Extension for SAP EHS Management" you will find lots of information in SAP marketplace (e.g. master guide to install the software; migration aspects etc.).

SAP EHS Management

There is no version number used in context of SAP EHS Management any more. It is part of SAP ERP. But there is some "conflict" with naming convention by SAP. Now SAP delivers as well a "Component Extension 6.0 for SAP EHS Management" (currently: roughly any year a new version is delivered by SAP) which does have actually a version number but is not the same as SAP EHS Management classic. As mentioned above: This solution is to my knowledge not part of SAP ERP but installed as an "add-on". We can expect that may be SAP will change this in the future (as has been done with EHS classic).

Component Extension is sometimes abbreviated as "EHSM" sometimes SAP EHS Management is called "EHSM".
From technical point of view: you can not compare the old SAP EHS Management classic solution with the Component Extension for SAP EHS Management solution.

On the top there is still a version number used in context of the "SAP Product and REACH Compliance" solution (actually version 2.0 is the recent/current one).

With S/HANA solution SAP Product and REACH Compliance Suite will not be supported anymore.

It seems to be that there will be a new book to come and in  english ! "Incident Management with SAP EHS Management". According to the link identified: you can now ! dowbload the book. Please check: ISBN 978-1-4932-1330-6 

SAP Best Practices for Chemicals

The use of the SAP Best Practise approach as shown here: can help to speed up if there is the need to prepare a "general" set up regarding SAP EHS Management.

The topic of "Best Practise" is mentioned often together with links to the documents. So please check this FORUM. Keep this in mind: not for all of the SAP EHS solutions you will find a "Best Practise" and in most cases the Best Practise approach is only providing you an idea: how to do the job; in most cases the discussion of gaps etc. can take lot of time.

KEEP IN MIND: SAP is not delivering e.g. WWI templates for MSDS/SDS or other similar stuff (you get some examples). You have to do the job by your own (same for rule sets and a lot of similar stuff);

KEEP IN MIND: using SAP EHS software the system is nearly "empty" (ok: some basic customizing exists if you have done set up properly); therefore establishing phrases and other important business content must be done by YOU !!

PLEASE CHECK LINK: What is the main difference between product reach compliance and product safety stewardship

 PLEASE SEARCH FOR (using e.g. google) E.G. using term "SAP Best Practices for Environment, Health and Safety Management", with "Solution Scope Document".

What is new in SAP ERP

Please check e.g. What's New in SAP ERP - SAP ERP - SAP Library

You can then drill down by SP (support package) and Enhancement package. Might be helpful

The "management story"

Recently a number of documents has been generated which are dedicated for "Management purposes"

Just check: Strategic Imperatives for the Chemical Industry – Part 9: IT Strategy, Alignment & Delivery

You will find reference to additional documents 

"Naming conflict"/"History"

Years ago there was a different term used in this context: "EH&S". Generally you should now always use the term "SAP EHS Management" and you should not use the term EH&S any  more.  But you need take care regarding this "naming". In most cases: if term EHSM is used then you can think about: classic EHS together with Component Extension. But sometimes people use the term EHSM for the "Component Extension" part of the software solution. If EHS is used most of the people talk about EHS classic (refer to comments/discussion in this document). Sometimes "problematic" is the discussion how "SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite" is related to that. Here we have in most case two perspectives: topic and status of your SAP license and topic of software architecture etc. As SAP is still adapting/improving their license model no clear answer might be possible. Therefore: make it simple. Just ask SAP about your status and how to extend (if needed). From software point of view: "SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite": this is an own software layer (on the top) to SAP EHS Management classic. And there is a trend to move functionality from SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite into the new "Component Extension" solution. Currently roughly any 12 - 18 month a new "Enhancement Package" is delivered by SAP to add new functionality to SAP ERP. 

History of SAP EHS Management

SAP EHS Management is now part of SAP ERP as an extension. In former times SAP EH&S (name used in the past) has been developed by TechniData and was implemented as an "add on". Here a short list of history (not intended to be complete)

    • Completely part of: SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 7
    • Completely part of: SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 6
    • Completely part of: SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 5
    • Completely part of: SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 3
    • Completely part of: SAP ERP 2005
    • Completely part of: SAP ERP 2004
    • SAP EH&S 3.2 (SAP Enterprise Extension 2.0)
    • SAP EH&S 3.1 (SAP Enterprise Extension 1.1)
    • SAP EH&S 2.7b
    • SAP EH&S 2.7a
    • SAP EH&S 2.5b
    • SAP EH&S 2.5a
    • SAP EH&S 2.2b
    • SAP EH&S 2.2a
    • SAP EH&S 2.1b
    • SAP EH&S 2.1a

For those who love history here some links (you will find may be more of that type):

SAP EHS Management Link


May be check this link:

or the SAP note: 122400 which provides an overview about SAP EHS "classic" installation.

For those of you who are in charge of "managing" an SAP EHS system: Refer to SAP note: 1870650.

 E.g. SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: Missing Value assignments under property tree or similar links might be of interest as well.

Books regarding SAP EHS Management

Only one book is available and only in german to deal with SAP EHS Management. Refer to:

This book does not cover e.g. "Component Extension Solution" and GLM topics. There is no indication that the book will be translated in english nor that there will be an update of this book. 

Training documents

For EHS beginners I found these nice links (refer below). You should read them to get an idea about SAP EHS classic (even if the content seems to be based on release something like EH&S 2.5 the content is very useful to start with).

 Change XX with these values and "BE HAPPY" to get such nice EH&S documentation !

XX: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12

On the top check may be: SAP Environment, Health & Safety (SAP EHS) - How to Start Learn? | TechnoSAP - SAP Training ...

Standard Database Structure

Rarely there is a discussion "how to adapt" EHS? What is best practise. One example is: Recommand std EHS substance structure, properti... | SCN

 For those which do not have access to SAP marketplace: may be check:

For those which do have access: check SAP note 1761696. May be SAP note 1375848 could be of interest as well.

 For those who use Recipe Development (PLM-WUI-RCP): SAP note 1659423 may be of interest.

Use of SAP EHS Management

SAP EHS Management is integrated very well in the relevant SAP ERP processes. Normally it is not used as a "standalone" application/module. It support companies to be compliant regarding chemical products. The main integration points are:

    1. SAP MM
    1. SAP DMS
    1. SAP SD
    1. SAP PP
    1. SAP QM
    1. SAP PM

SAP EHS Management classic uses as well the SAP class/characteristic system. By using this you can "easily" enhance EHS to maintain additional data which is not possible by using SAP standard. Keep in mind that SAP delivers update to SAP Standard property tree sometimes (please check SAP marketplace; you will find an important OSS note regarding this (Standard property tree)). If you are owning a SAP Regulatory Content license you will get these updates "nearly" automatic.

For those who would like to start with SAP EHS Management especially these modules are of importance and therefore you should invest some time to understand the use of them and the relation to SAP EHS Management:

    1. SAP MM (definition of the material master, assignment of material to specification; use of material classes)
    1. SAP SD (basic know how needed because of e.g. SDS/MSDS distribution and Dangerous Goods Management integration)
    1. SAP DMS (basic know how needed to understand how e.g.  WWI reports are managed (stored) in SAP; it is recommended that you should have basic know how in the area of "ArchiveLink" and similar solutions

What the "hell" is a specification (and what about specification type and specification category)?

For those who start with EHS classic it is not easy to differentiate these terms. Think of a specification of a "number" (but need not to be number)  for an object in EHS classic. SAP provides a number of SAP transactions in EHS. Therefore on the topic you might have some problems in understanding the difference.

The topic of specification category is explained here:

Specification Category - Basic Data and Tools (EHS-BD) - SAP Library

and that of the specification type here:

 In EHS Classic mainly these transaction codes are used to prepare data:

Transaction code Description
CG02Substance Workbench
CG02BDSpecification Workbench
CGE2 Packaging Workbench
CGCL2Dangerous Goods Workbench
CBIH92Agent Workbench
WACO02Waste Workbench

Hazardous/dangerous -- what is the difference?

 If you read cross chemical legislation/regulations you will find the term "Hazardous" and "Dangerous". These two terms are sometimes mixed. On high level this is true:

If people talk about "hazardous substances/materials" they are interested in topics as:

  • SDS/MSDS generation
    • SVT
    • Hazardous Substance Management (e.g. what is allowed to be stored together)
    • SOP generation
    • Handling/Storage advices
    • Labeling
    • etc.

If people talk about "dangerous substances/dangerous goods management/dangerous materials" they are interested in topics as

  • how to transport the product safe
    • in which region (e.g. regulations like IMDG, IATA, ADR, ADNR etc.) should the transport happen and what is the "mode of transport"
    • what can be transported together
    • In which kind of "package" is the transport allowed
    • etc.

Hazardous Substance Management

Currently there is a high frequency of threads to be detected in the area of "Hazardous Substance Management". I am sorry to say that one could write books regarding this topic. I can only try to give some may be helpful hints. 

  • There is a kind of overlap in "understanding" and "use" of this term with SAP EHS IHS
    • There is a functional overlap with Component Extension for SAP EHS Management
    • There is an integration option available with SAP eWM (topic of what is allowed to be stored together in a "location")

If you check carefully the optons delivered with "Component Extension" Solution the story is now getting "complexer" as we have now a kind of functional overlap. 

Dangerous Goods Management

The "Dangerous Goods management" solution does have a long history. By using Enhancement Packages on top of ECC 6.0 there are now a lot of new options available. E.g. using recent SAP releases you can integrate SAP EHS DG as well with SAP TM. 

Further links regarding Sustainability

Check may be:

Substance Volume Tracking

For those who might be interested: for any company doing business in Korea a "REACh" like regulation is now in place. Take a look here: Korean REACH passed on April 30th

It can be expected that in Asia more regulation will come in place which are REACh like. So there might be the need so set proper SVT scenario for the new countries. E.g. take a look here: Korean Reach compliance


In more and more countries the GHS principle is used. This does have impact on e.g. WWI layout, rulesets and other topics as well. Most of the regulations create "lists" (e.g. europe) in whicht the GHS classifícation/labeling is fixed for a specific chemistry. Therefore the topic of content handling is important as well.

Data management in EHS solutions

A lot of discussion can be listed in context of  "mass update", "upload options". Because of the many SAP solutions; let us concentrate on EHS classic.

On very high level you might differentiate:

    • Set up of a new SAP ERP system (and EHS classic) using data from a legacy system
    • Doing mass updates in the EHS system of any kind (insert, update, delete)
    • Options to extract data from SAP ERP system

Any of these topics are addressed in many threads in this FORUM (and some links to threads are provided as well). Therefore: please check this document and the many threads. 

It is always a good practise to consider as well "documents" in your scope. Here more or less the option to "import" documents or "export" is of interest; but sometimes as well there is the need to generate by mass new documents in EHS classic based on new data. Here as well you will find lot of references in this document and in this FORUM.

In most cases the demand is such specific, that you will in most cases use a company specific approach.
Sustainability Solutions

This section is intended to provide short links to SAP documentation. It is not intended to be complete etc.

Topic Link
SAP Environmental Compliance 3.0
SAP EHS Management: Environmental Compliance
Component Extension for SAP EHS Management
SAP Waste and Recycling

SAP Waste and Recycling - SAP Library
SAP Waste and RecyclingComponents in SAP Waste&Recycling
Waste management solutionsWaste Management Software Solutions | Utilities Software | Industries | SAP
Waste and Recycling solutions
SAP Product and REACH Compliance 2.0

REACH - Chemicals Industry - SCN Wiki
Energy & Resource Management
SAP GTS (added here because integration with SAP EHS Management is possible in context of e.g. SVT)
GRC Solutions
EHS Risk Management and Compliance for Operations
Reporting & Analytics
Sustainabilty Performance Managment
SAP EHS Management
SAP Carbon Impact
Recipe Management (PLM-RM)
Performance Reports etc.


SAP EHS Regulatory Documentation OnDemand – SAP Help Portal Page

SAP Architecture

On regular/irregular basis question come up in context of  SAP license strategy, about how the software can be combined etc. Especially the activation of SAP EHS as part of SAP ERP is asked sometimes (e.g. EHS management prerequisites). Here some general links for beginners with SAP or SAP ERP. 

The design / set up of a a useful SAP landscape is not an easy taks. E.g. as an example:



 Data / Document archiving

This topic is discussed rarely. The story is quite simple. SAP delivers a standard strategy to "archive" documents but not the data. So if you use EHS for a long term (> 3 years) and based on your company size etc. the number of data records in the EHS core tables can increase "dramatically". There is only one option to delete "old" data but you can not archive this data (based on what SAP delivers).

Other sources of information

Please check YouTube ! A lot of people uploaded here videos (e.g. maintenance and training examples) about EHS of any kind.


Link Topic
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: SAP EHS and SAP EHSM – Where to start learningHow to start EHS career
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: Choosing the right software for your EHS requirementsEHS software selection
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: SAP EH&S Data Model - Use of CompositionsEHS data model
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: WWI Template - Some TipsWWI template
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: eSDS / MSDS management for meeting Legislative requirementseSDS
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: EH&S Workflows and ReportingEHS Workflow
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: SAP EH&S 3rd Party Data content and its usageContent management
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: SAP EH&S Learning ThreadLeanring thread
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: WWI (Windows Wordprocessor Integration)WWI template
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: SAP EH&S - Basic Data and Tools - What it is ? 
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: How to become a SAP EH&S ConsultantHow to start EHS career
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: Specification Vs SubstanceSpecification/substance
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: WWI Template Creation and (M)SDS AuthoringWWI Template
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: SAP Standard Training in EHSEHS training
SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: Learning SAP EHS - Where to Start ?EHS training


 Reference to other documents in SCN


Topic Link Remark


WWI report templateWWI Report Template GuideMust to read
EHS BOMBOS Classic set upBOMBOS Prerequisties (Data to be maintained in Enviromental Parameters of BOMBOS)If you need to prepare BOMBOS transfer
How to change symbol value at generation be helpful for WWI "debugging" aspects
Extended Search in CG02 be read if you would like to extend the CG02 query functionality
How to go to Label Trans ( CBGL_MP01 ) from waste disposal processing ( WAE02 ) / waste related topics
Customer Exits in SAP EHS MANAGEMENT Exits (not including SAP EHS Component Extension ones)
Assigning New Property Tree to Specification Types read this ! It is core SAP EHS customizing and helpful if you start a project
Specification Management - Reference read this ! It is helpful to undrestand the concept or "Reference"
Bill of Substance –Bill of material (BOSBOM) you need some ideas in BOMBOS very helpful
Jobs for the Process in EH&S Report shipping to read if you need to set up Report Shipping
Job for Document Generation on WWI Server to read if you need to set up WWI
Process Report Shipping to read if you need to set up Report Shipping
Parameter symbol creation for Labels and SDS must to read regarding symbol generation in context of WWI
How to create custom report symbols in GLM must to read regarding symbol generation in context of WWI
Phrase creation with example to create a phrase
Building blocks & Configuration guides Blocks etc.
Financial, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Affecting the Utilities Industry

Regulatory topics
Overview: SAP EHS Management in context of Enhancement Package / Support Package of scope of this document: Component Extension
Examples of Integration of SAP EHS Management into other SAP Solutions of Integration options
BOM BOS Interface BOM BOS Suolutions
EHS WWI Installation - Activities in Local System 
This Business Add-In (BAdI) is used in the SAP EHS Management component extension. helpful document to understand extension options in Component Extension
EHS WWI Installation to read in context of WWI
Standard WWI processing methods (WWI) to read in context of WWI
Steps to create the Waste Code. to create Waste codes
New changes for GLM in EHP7.0 and ERP 6.0 overview about GLM extensions in EnhPack 7
WWI Template Editing - Part 1 printing WWI template
Component Extension 4 .0 for SAP EHS Management  New and Changed Features is new in Component Extension 4.0
New changes for PS in EHP7 in EnhPack 7 in context of SAP EHS-SAF
New and Enhanced Functions of Global Label Management or Enhanced Functionality in GLM in EnhPack 7 (check as well link as mentioned above)
Report Template Conditional Output must to read regarding WWI
Printing in Bar code in SAP EHS WWI must to read regarding GLM Bar Code
Important SAP Notes must to read regarding WWI etc.
OSS notes in Global Label management must to read regarding GLM
OSS notes for WWI Techniques must to read regarding WWI
Examples of Data sharing demands in SAP EHS Management using XML use of XML in EHS context
Important Transaction Codes in SAP EHS must to read
Accessing of EH&S Tables must to read
WWI Reports create large number of entries in DB tables helpful regarding WWI topics
Performance improvements - Specification Workbench must to read regarding performance topics
New changes for Dangerous Goods Management component in EHP6 must to read regarding Dangerous Goods Management topics
Important OSS Notes for Substance Volume Tracking must to read if you are planning to use SAP EHS SVT
SAP EHS WWI - Asian Language must to read for WWI topics (Fonts etc.)
How to deal with legal/regulatory changes (using SAP EHS MANAGEMENT)? legal/regulatory changes
SAP EHS Study Material list a collection of important documents etc. in SDN
WWI for BeginnersWWI for BeginnersBasic WWI ideas
WWI for Experts WWI structures etc.
Introduction to classification systemUse of Classification System in EHS 
About change numbersAbout use of Change numbers in SAP EHS Management (Classic) 
Substance Volume TrackingSubstance Volume Tracking using SAP EHS MANAGEMENT 
Use of EHS GLMWhat is a "Label" and how support SAP EHS Management "Labeling" 
Use of Web Services in EHSRead and Exchange Specification Data from SAP EHS to .Net system Using ABAP Web-Services  
Phrase ManagementManagement Of External Phrase Libraries For SAP EHS 
Master data handling in EHS WasteWaste management - Master data 
Change Documentsin classic EHSEnabling Change Documents Log for Specification in EHS Specification Management. 
Unicersal WorklistCreate Universal Worklist Configuration file for EHS Management 
Rule Sets/Secondary Data DeterminationRule Sets / Secondary Data Determination 
SAP Strategy including EHS / HANA aspectsRoad Ahead for SAP Consultants :  2012 
History of SAPunofficial Timeline of SAP 
SAP StrategyHow can technology and new Concepts drive Innovation into the Chemical Industry ? 
Sample handling in chemical industry

Sample Management in the Chemical Industry: Challenges and Issues (Part 1)

Sample Management in the Chemical Industry: Improve your Bottom Line (Part 2)

Sample Management in the Chemical Industry: ‘Day in a Life’ of a Chemical Sales Representative - (Pa...
Could be of interset for those who are looking into future (taling care of future ortiented SAP driven solutions for chemical industry)
Sales process in chemical industryNew Solution to Cover the Sales Process in the Chemical Industry 
Cloud solutionsWhat you need for the Chemical Cloud for Sales Solution 
About complianceGoing beyond Compliance - Latest Trends in EHS Management 
About safefyAre you complacent about safety? 
SAP Strategy in chemcial industryWhat does “Run Simpler” mean for the Chemical Industry? 
Bid Data in Chemicaal IndustryBig Data in the Chemicals Industry 
EHS classic / WWIWWI / EHS classic for advanced Users 
EHS DG integration in SAP TMContacts needed: Usability Test for Dangerous Goods Processes in the SAP Transportation Management T... 
Reference to some KBa documents in SAP marketplaceEH&S KBAs  
If you need to install SuPM etc. might be of interestSAP Sustainability Performance Management  
Collection of SAP notes (FAQ notes)FAQ Notes in EHSA MUST TO READ SOURCE
How to use compositions in EHS classicImportant compositions in EH&S and how they are used 
SAP EHS standard data modelSAP EHS Standard Data model (EHS classic) 
Special enhancement options in EHS ClassicUse of EHS Classic 
Update data (e.g. identifier)Massive Identifier change/creation for Substance. 
What is newNow available with EhP7 and PPM6.0: Enhancements for R&D and Engineering with SAP 
SAP ChemicalsGetting Started with Chemicals 
Use of SAP HANAUsing SAP HANA for Scientific Research and Data Analysis 
SAP ChemicalsSAP for the Chemical Midmarket – ‘Chemical Company in a Box’  
 Best practices for Chemicals included SAP EH&S Configuration guide  
 SAP Product and REACH Compliance v2.0 - User Guide for Process Industry  
 How to use SAP ERP and EHS classic? (and/or EHSM) 
 EHS Extractor Configuration Step 
 EHS classic / report distribution 
 About WWI / What is new? 
 About content providing - A challenge for provider and company who need content 
 Article about SAP EHS - Risk Management 
 LSMW for Specification Management 
 Inserting Formula in SAP  
 SAP EHS Management for Beginners // Part 2 


Blog Posts


Topic Link Application
Component Extension 4.0 for SAP EHS Management Extension
SAP EHSM 4.0 or Service Pack 3 Released Extension
Enhancing SAP EHSM : Overview Extension
Environmental Compliance 3.0 Feature Pack 3 available now Compliance
Building a workflow in EHSM 3.0 Extension
WWI(Windows Word processor Integration) template creation in EHS layouting; first steps: A MUST TO READ !
Now available with EHSM4.0: New Management of Chemicals for Health & Safety Processes Extension
New and Enhanced Functions of Global Label Management 
New changes for GLM in EHP7.0 and ERP 6.0 
Tips and Tricks for SAP EC Calculations 
EHSM risk assessment application 
SAP EHSM- Assigning Access Level to Incident Tabs 
Risk based recommendations for health surveillance 
SAP EHSM 4.0 or Service Pack 3 Released 
Tips and Tricks for SAP EC Calculations 
Dangerous Goods Management - IntroDangerous Goods Management - IntroGood overview about Dangerous Goods process
SAP Product Compliance Managers SummitSAP Product Compliance Managers Summit  
SAP EHS Management 5.0: Ramp UpSAP EHS Management 5.0: Ramp Up Process Now Starting, RTC Date 12.05.2014 
Determing Chemical Compliance with SAP HANA in Product DevelopmentDeterming Chemical Compliance with SAP HANA in Product Development 
New Whitepaper available on Product Innovation and IntegrityNew Whitepaper available on Product Innovation and Integrity 
Achieving True Product IntegrityAchieving True Product Integrity 
Using SAP HANA for Scientific Research and Data AnalysisUsing SAP HANA for Scientific Research and Data Analysis 
New Edition of Chemicals Roadmap available on Service MarketplaceNew Edition of Chemicals Roadmap available on Service Marketplace 
Product Stewardship in the Cloud - SAP PSN in CHEManager EuropeProduct Stewardship in the Cloud - SAP PSN in CHEManager Europe  
SAP EHS SolutionsConfused about what is current or successor functionality versus "classic"? 
Ramp up started EHSM 6.0Ramp-Up component extension for SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management 6.0 
Just check linkDo you know that Lithium Batteries are Dangerous Goods? 
Just check linkNext Generation Environment Management from SAP 
Just check linkNew Cloud Solution SAP Cloud for Product Stewardship 
Best PractiseBest Practices for the Chemical Industry 
Best PractiseBest practices for Chemicals included SAP EH&S Configuration guide  
SPRCSAP Product and REACH Compliance v2.0 - User Guide for Process Industry  


Wiki Blogs


Topic Link Application
GLM processGLM Process flow - Wiki Stage - SCN Wiki 
EHS IHSProcess Flow - SAP EHS IHS - Wiki Stage - SCN Wiki 

SAP Notes on "Consulting" Category. Application Area-EHS-DGP-DOC (Dangerous Goods ...

SAP Notes on "Consulting" Category. Application Area-EHS-DGP-CHK (Dangerous Goods ...
EHS ExtractorsList of ERP Suite Extractors for DataServices - Module EHS - Enterprise Information Management - SCN... 
About REAChREACH - Chemicals Industry - SCN Wiki 
Process componentsEnvironment, Health, and Safety Process Components - Enterprise Services WIKI - SCN Wiki 
EHS Business ObjectsEnvironment, Health, and Safety Business Objects - Enterprise Services WIKI - SCN Wiki 
EHS enterprise Services

Environment, Health, and Safety Enterprise Services - Enterprise Services WIKI - SCN Wiki

Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S) - Enterprise Services WIKI - SCN Wiki
SAP Notes on "Consulting" Category. Application Area-EHS-DGP-DOC (Dangerous Goods Documents)SAP Notes on "Consulting" Category. Application Area-EHS-DGP-DOC (Dangerous Goods ... 
SAP Notes on "Consulting" Category. Application Area-EHS-DGP-CHK (Dangerous Goods Checks)SAP Notes on "Consulting" Category. Application Area-EHS-DGP-CHK (Dangerous Goods ... 
List of ERP Suite Extractors for DataServices - Module EHSList of ERP Suite Extractors for DataServices - Module EHS - Enterprise Information Management - SCN... 
Supply ChainSupply Chain - Green Index and Sustainability - Sustainability - SCN Wiki 
SAP roadEnvironment, health and safety executives say they will increase EHS spending in 2016 


Recipe Development/Recipe Management

Very rarely discussion comes up about the solution "Recipe Development" or "Recipe Management". This is normally discussed in SCN in Forum "PLM (Product Life Cycle Management; check may be:: Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM)).


Recipe Develoment does have "Business Function" extensions as well. E.g.

Information regarding "Recipe Development" can be found here:

Information regarding "Recipe Management" can be found here:

As you can see: the link is different and the solution approach is different. Both applications use SAP EHS core elements as well.


Component Extension for SAP EHS Management

Component Extension for SAP EHS Management is a "new" solution (now available as version 6.0). It is an "Add On" (own software layer). This new solution can not be compared with SAP EHS Management "classic" and is implemented different. The actual scope of the application does have some overlap with SAP EHS Management "classic". To a certain extent part of SAP EHS Management "classic" can be used if you start with the Component Extension (you can "migrate" existing data). Discussion in several threads in this FORUM showed that SAP will "reorganize" their applications. Therefore some old functions will not be developped any more but money / time etc. will be invested in the Component Extension. Please check carefully this FORUM. A number of useful hints are provided regarding installation of the new solution, migration topics etc.


E.g. check: SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: SAP EHS and SAP EHSM – Where to start learning

GLM/Global Label Management

Discussion in this FORUM showed that SAP is restructuring and enhancing the GLM solution as well. Last update has been done with Enhancement Package 7. Some old TechniData solutions seems to be still supported by SAP using the SAP Consulting service. Especially the new options regrading GLM in Enhancement Package 7 are worth to be studied if you need to implement GLM. Especially the topic "how to install WWI correct" is a "problem" in this context. Because of recent dicussions in this FORUM some links to "Bar Code" discussion taking place in this FORUM has been added. GLM is as well one of those topics discussed very often in this FORUM.


On an irregular level discussion is coming up if it is possible to "convert" a WWI related MSDS/SDS into XML for data exchange. To make it short: there are options to do so but there is lack of availability of XML schemata. Here I have the feeling that people believe XML is something like "TXT", "DOC", "PDF" etc. To a certain extent this is correct but in context of MSDS/SDS and data exchange this is wrong. The main "issue" here is: data exchange can be only done if sender and receiver talk the same language. Examples of data interchange options via XML is the "IUCLID" format. Here you need to prepare a XML data stream according to the rules of ECHA. And this is the "crucial" issue in exchange of data using XML. The XML file content must "fit" a XML schema. (there is a "rule" to do so). But there is a trend on chemistry / legislation etc. to use XML as the "data format (but per "legislation" there is a different rule in place) and clearly if you look close on SAP functionality you can generate XML (there are a number of options to do so). But e.g. if you would like to exchange an US related MSDS or an European MSDS via XML you have a different internal structure etc. Here we have now to a certain extent the link to WWI. WWI is used to "collect" together the data for US MSDS and EU MSDS. Using XML in theory you can do the same but because of lack of "common" rules (as with the IUCLID format) you can not use XML generally to exchange MSDS/SDS data. In most cases you need to think about "mapping" of XML Data stream to your EHS structure (may be you use different phrases, identifiers etc. etc.).

WWI / Adobe Forms

In some SAP EHS Management related software Adobe Forms are used (Example SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite). For SDS/MSDS/Label etc. reports WWI is and will be the standard tool. It can be assumed that Adobe Forms will be integrated "better" in the future and that it will be used more often but if a complex layout has to be designed WWI is  the only available tool to do so especially in the area of Label Management.


Portal solutions/MSDS download and related stuff

On regular basis discussion is coming up regarding:


    • MSDS import


    • MSDS export


    • MSDS display in portal

PLEASE CHECK THIS FORUM first or check this document. The topic has been discussed really often.

Dear EHS Community: please go on in preparing documents and blogs !

Any idea to improve this section is appreciated. Please provide ideas regarding topic or subtopic so that may be beginner can find more easily the answer.

Please help to improve so that Beginners in SAP EHS Management are supported. What do you Beginner inSAP EHS Management need as a "starter package"?


Frequently Asked Questions

This section is intended to help beginners to find easily a thread in this FORUM which might help regarding the issue. This section will grow step by step. Ideas of topics which should be collected can be added based on feedback of community.

The "WWI" section part of this FAQ will be updated only rarely. The same is true for "GLM" part. There are too many threads regarding this tool/technique. It is nearly not possible to do a "sorting" or to select properly may be helpful threads. Please refer to some of the documents as mentioned here. They try to help more.


The same is true regarding Report distribution, Component Extension for SAP EHS Management as well as Dangerous Goods Management topics etc. It is not easy to sort questions asked so that it might help a SAP EHS beginner.

This is my personal list of those topics which are asked for very often:


    • WWI (layout topics, server installation) (it is nearly impossible to take care about that many threads regarding this tool/this solution in this FORUM; therefore: please search first ! and then ask your question)


    • How to use WWI to define e.g. MSDS/SDS layout (what are the basic steps)



    • Report distribution (e.g. general set up; distribution of inbound documents)


    • Report import/export (Most frequently asked are: Import: Inbound documents; Export: Mass download topics)


    • Label/GLM topics of many kind (A lot of topics regarding GLM (e.g. label scenario); GLM Bar Code printing (how to use BAR codes etc.) ; synchronous WWI server


    • Dangerous Goods (filling, checks and to a certain extent maintenance topics)


    • CG02 extensions (e.g. use of output variants)


    • Where used list (compositions, specification listings)


    • CG50/CG54 (e.g. download by mass of documents, portal solutions)


    • Regulatory content; how to use etc.


    • How to start with EHS? What are the customizing steps etc.


    • Use of "Component Extension" (how to install, migrate etc.)


    • What are the "career" options in EHS? What are the prerequisites to start with EHS?


    • SVT Topics

It is recommended to use the "search" functionality in SDN to check if your problem has been discussed yet. It is not intended to have a "100 % "FAQ section here and not 100 % quality (that means a thread can appear e.g. twice etc. in one section).

Topic Complexity levelor Subtopic
How to start with EHS?None


Important: SAP EHS Trainings

Whats Best Practice to store SDS, Label and TREM Cards

types of substances in ehs

No data provider to MSDS
Integrating EHS in SAP logistic partNone
Job MarketNone
WWI TopicsNone

Dynamic Charater Sizing not working and wierd text coming in Label

healthcare labels

WWI - User Defined Text (long text)
WWI Topics

WWI Cookbook

Added because of importance of WWI cookbook

Waste Selction criterion Rename MSDS / SDS
WWI Server/InstallationNone
Report distributionNone

Product safety integration with sales order

Automatic or Manual Report - Product Safety

831 Error on WWI server &1: Generated files not found

Want to manual report shipping for inbound document.
Report distributionSpecial

How to generate or get key file for released reports

In Japan & Australia, SDS is required to sent to Sold To Party, instead of Ship To Party?

Not able to Print MSDS from CVD1 at time of PGI

Want to know about the behavior of the standard report program RC1AVGE1
Dangerous GoodsGeneral

Does anybody know why Packaging Code field  in material master is missing?
Dangerous Goods ChecksNone

Any idea how a product is known as DG or Non DG?

Dangerous Goods check
Dangerous Goods FillingNone

DG Filling

Error in DG Filling
Dangerous GoodsNone

Does anybody know why Packaging Code field in material master is missing?

DANGEROUS GOODS IDOC not sending deleted records in full mode

DG Text Patterns

DG Phrase Export from ECC to TM

DG message """Dangerous goods master record is not released"

Dangerous Goods : DGE5

Multiple Phrase creation with same description during DG filling

Distributing the DG data to logistic system

DG Data Migration
Access conceptNoneCreation of Authorization Roles for Country Specific Users to Access only Certain Properties
Reference/InheritanceNoneDear Gurus,
SVTSpecialEPA RMP/OSHA PSM/DHS Regulations and SVT

Help on EHS data selection for labeling scenario (without GLM)

GLM - Output of file is being chopped off

SAP EHS GLM Print request preview Error 

GLM Multiple line items printing

What objects use Number range GLM_RECN?

Error during GLM Label Preview - Function WWI_PRINTREQUEST_CREATE is not available
GLM BarcodeNone
Component ExtensionNone

Import tool for EHSM 4.0 for data conversion

Need some docs or links related to EHSM
Class/Characteristic/Phrase related issues etc.None

How to make a characteristic invalid / or delimit in a class in SAP EHS

Output with percentage of certain real_sub?

FM for Specification where used search

Query for list of specifications

Getting list of specification and associated materials assigned to specification

Characteristic of Data Type = Date follows User Profile Only

What is Incorrect Context?

Function Modules and ABAP programs Where-Used

Identifying Performance of inheritance/relationship for EH&S module
How to start an EHS project?None
Implementation GuidelinesNone
Property Tree/Value assignment typeNone

run BOMBOS en masse

EHS : Waste Management ( Why PO is created)

SAP Waste Management Configuration/Implementation Guide

Experiences in SAP Waste Management and Recycling

The specified item was not found.

Invoicing Waste Generator for Disposal Service

what is a disposal channel

Phrase Distribution .

Data transfer of substances fails

Background possibility for  Data Exchange--> ALE with Recipient Selection in CG02


EHS Identifiers : How To Update


EHS report export from CG54 to be automated
Import/ExportProperty Tree
Industrial Hygiene and SafetyNone
SAP Product and REACh Compliance SuiteLowSAP EHSM & PRC
SAP Product and REACh Compliance SuiteMedium

SAP EHSM Interactive Forms

EH&S and NERC Reliability Compliance

BI content for SAP EHSM

Product&Reach Complaince 2.0 Portal Roles
SAP Product and REACh Compliance SuiteHigh
Occupational HealthNone
Phrase ManagementLow
Phrase ManagementMedium
Phrase ManagementHigh
OCC (Open Content Connector)None
Regulatory ContentNone
Expert Rules/Expert ServerLow
Expert Rules/Expert ServerMedium

SAP EHS Expert
Expert Rules/Expert ServerHigh
Data migration from legacy systemNone
Upgrade/Update issuesNone

SAP EHS Menu - Missing from Logistics
Business Function EHSNone
Integration with GTSNone
Product StewardshipNone
Environmental ComplianceNone

SAP Environmental Compliance

SAP EHS-Environmental COmpliance

Required SAP EHS- Environment Compliance Documents
SAP Carbon ImpactNone

A career in SAP Carbon Impact

SAP carbon impact

Carbon Impact Reduction Project

SAP Carbon Impact

What is the technology behind SAP Carbon Impact?

Extending SAP Carbon Impact and BusinessObjects Explorer into data center management

How SAP Carbon Impact Can Help Determine Product Carbon Footprint

Difference between SAP Carbon Impact and SAP EHS - Environment Compliance

A good week -- SAP Carbon Impact 5.0 and an update to SAP StreamWork go live...
SAP Recipe managementNone

Recipe management
ALE / XML Data ExchangeNone

EHS - send specification data to XI in an xml

Error while Syncing Substance with IUCLID

What is DCT ( data collection tool from technidata) for SPRC How this can be used ?

Migrate IUCLID 5 data in to SAP
Hazardous Substance ManagementNone

Capture EHS Data in ABAP Report
Integrate EHS (link one SAP to different SAP system)NoneAccess to EHS data from system outside of SAP
Compliance for productsNoneEH&S (CfP)
WebINterfaceNoneWebInterface Server - Error while opening the PDF file