Previously, these various compliance obligations could be handled quite easily by the QHSE employee. On the one hand, this employee is responsible for applying for the necessary permits and, on the other hand, for implementing the requirements of these permits in the organisation. Environmental management systems complement administrative requirements. Due to the increasing amount, diversity and complexity of administrative and private regulations, it appears in practice that the QHSE employee needs more and more support and we see an increase of fully-fledged compliance specialists, such as a Compliance Officer. A Compliance Officer has a broad knowledge of the laws applicable to the company and the industry as a whole and helps ensure that the company complies with the rules that apply to them, usually by reducing the risk of violating those rules.