V2X has established, implemented, maintains, and continually improves the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Management System, including the processes needed and their interactions, following the requirements of ISO 45001 and ISO 14001, and ensuring alignment with ISO 9001. Other ISO Standards were used as guidance, for example, ISO 14031, ISO 19011, ISO 26000, and ISO 31000

The EHS Management System covers all V2X programs and locations. The scope of the EHS Management System includes V2X’s services and activities (base life support, contingency operations, engineering and design, installation sustainment, maintenance, repair, and overhaul, logistics, and IT and communications, per the V2X Service Delivery Model) provided by V2X. It is to be followed by and implemented at all V2X-operated locations, covering all V2X employees and subcontracted employees where V2X supervises activities and provides project management services.


 Our EHSMS Program serves as the comprehensive blueprint detailing V2X’s commitment to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) stewardship and best practices. Our procedure elucidates V2X’s structured EHS management system, beginning with the company’s organizational context, and extending to leadership roles, employee participation, and every integral phase of planning, support, and operation. It not only emphasizes routine performance evaluations but also the aspiration for consistent improvement, ensuring that V2X remains dedicated to fostering a sustainable and safe environment for all its stakeholders.

The EHSMS is intended to produce the following outcomes:

  • Enhance the EHS performance
  • Fulfill legal and other requirements
  • Achieve EHS goals and objectives.

Our EHSMS program has established a dynamic framework, adapting to evolving environmental and regulatory landscapes. We integrate a risk-based approach to identify and mitigate EHS risks, ensuring compliance with legal and customer requirements, and industry standards. This system is supported by our robust data management system and other solutions that enable efficient tracking and reporting of EHS metrics.

Our commitment to EHS excellence goes beyond adherence to standards; we want to lead by example in the pursuit of a healthier, safer, and more sustainable world.

At V2X, the process of identifying work-related hazards, assessing risks, and mitigating and controlling them is a systematic approach aimed at ensuring best practices throughout the different programs. V2X provides a tool to facilitate the risk assessment process. This web-based application allows our EHS representatives at the program level to manage the different steps in the job hazard assessment by following a survey-driven methodology where each step involved in a specific job or task is evaluated for potential hazards or risks, and adequate controls are selected in order to mitigate the risk to an acceptable level. To identify work-related hazards, EHS representatives work with supervisors and review inspections, previous JHAs, incident investigations, audit reports, and input from employees.

Once a hazard is identified, the next step is to evaluate the potential consequences and likelihood of harm associated with each hazard. This process involves assessing factors such as exposure levels, frequency of exposure, severity of potential injuries, illnesses, or environmental impacts, and the number of personnel at risk. We use the risk matrix below. We prioritize controls and measures that either eliminate the hazard or eliminate the exposure to the hazard. Administrative controls such as procedures, training, and signage are used as supplementary measures. PPE is always the last resort when other controls are not sufficient. In order to verify the quality of the risk assessments, a review process where employees, supervisors, and EHS representatives review an assessment before approval is in place. This process guarantees that different parties will review the assessment, ensuring completeness. We encourage feedback from all parties.

The Federal Services GmbH Kaiserslautern Project that provides base operations services at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany has maintained ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications for several years.

Risk Matrix

Risk Level Start Operator End Operator Start Value End Value Risk Rating Color
I – Low >= < 1 6
II – Medium >= < 6 11
III – High >= < 11 16
IV – Very High >= < 16 21
V – Extreme >= 21
No Risk/NotApplicable >= < 0 1
Severity 1 2 3 4 5
1 1 2 3 4 5
2 2 4 6 8 10
3 3 6 9 12 15
4 4 8 12 16 20
5 5 10 15 20 25

The results of hazard identification, risk assessments, and control implementation processes are used to evaluate the management system. We are committed to learning from these processes, leveraging insights gained, and driving ongoing enhancements.

Per the Near Miss/Good Catch Program Company Procedure, everyone is encouraged to identify and report any conditions that they perceive to be unsafe or any practices that could result in injury or damage to property or the environment. It should be stressed that no one should be disciplined for raising safety concerns, and once reported, Management should take their concern seriously and properly investigate the issue. Employees whose job tasks are associated with known risks are trained in hazard identification and reporting. The training provided (every program has its own training programs) should include:

  • What is a near miss and how to identify it.
  • Importance of being aware of safe workplace practices and conditions.
  • The Good Catch/Near Miss reporting program and everyone’s responsibilities.
  • How to report a near miss.

Every new hire receives the EHS New Hire Orientation brief. In line with the culture of safety, employees have the right and responsibility to stop work whenever they see something they perceive to be unsafe or pose a threat to the environment. The Stop Work Authority has the following steps to be followed to ensure that no work is conducted if not safe: Stop, Notify, Discuss the issue, Correct the issue, and Resume work only when acceptable solutions or controls are in place to eliminate or minimize the identified hazard. By reminding everyone to follow the stop work authority as an expectation, we prevent anyone from fear of reprisal.

In all cases, a preliminary investigation will be conducted by the immediate supervisor of the involved person(s), a person designated by Management, and/or any other persons whose expertise would assist in completing an investigation for the root cause to be determined. All work-related incidents require a root cause analysis. The root cause analysis can be conducted directly in the Integrated Incident Management System, and the investigation should be completed within 48 hours. The report will include a sequence of events leading up to the incident, conclusions about the incident, and any recommendations to prevent a similar incident in the future. The investigation section of an incident report includes the following parts: Investigation details, contributing factors, root cause analysis, and lessons learned statement. Action items include identifying corrective actions to ensure the hazards are mitigated, and preventative actions. Root causes are aggregated and used to identify key areas of improvement (training, hazard identification, management support, etc.).