• Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 1 year, 7 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: ENVIRONMENTAL RISK & CORPORATE STRATEGIES

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    Environmental matters need to be better integrated into overall corporate strategies, an analysis of annual reports of FTSE 350 companies has found.

    Although environmental factors were identified as principal business risks by 41% of reports studied, only 27% of companies…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 1 year, 7 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: BUILDING BETTER BUILDINGS

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    After the launch of the IEMA quality mark scheme in 2011, opportunities arose to improve practice among environment impact assessment (EIA) professionals in the UK. In particular, it was felt that guidance was needed on the role EIA played in shaping design before a project was…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 1 year, 9 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: COP 21: STANDARDS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

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    The International Standards Organisation (ISO) and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) held a panel discussion on the sidelines of the UNFCCC talks in Paris.

    Tom Bauman, co-founder of the GHGMI and chair of a technical committee working on climate change mitigation…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 1 year, 11 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: BUSINESSES HAVE HIGH REGARD FOR REVISED ISO 14001

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    The revised standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001: 2015, was published on 15 September.

    The international standard was first published in 1996 and the latest version replaces the 2004 edition. About 300,000 organisations around the world are certified to 14001,…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 1 year, 11 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: EU COUNTRIES FAILING TO IMPLEMENT NATURE LAWS

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    More than three-quarters of the EU’s important natural habitats are classified as “unfavourable”, with many species threatened with extinction, according to the European commission.

    The findings came in the commission’s mid-term review of the EU biodiversity strategy, which aims…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 1 year, 11 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: SMARTER WAYS OF WORKING

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    Computers were meant to make our lives easier. We now have access to environmental surveys, energy use predictions, ESOS (energy savings opportunity scheme) audits, carbon reporting data, waste management records and demolition surveys on the computer rather than on paper. This…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 1 year, 11 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: 65% OF EUROPEAN E-WASTE MISTREATED

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    More than six million tonnes of electronic waste discarded in the EU did not end up in official collection and recycling systems, according to a two-year investigation coordinated by Interpol.

    Publishing its report today, the Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) project found that…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 1 year, 11 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: ISO 14001:2015 A CLOSER INSPECTION?

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    Whether the new international standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001:2015, strengthens the links between the EMS and organisational strategy, more effectively engages leaders and ensures environmental aspects are related to business risks and opportunities will…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 1 month ago

    QMS & EMS London: LEARNING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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    Scotland’s oldest university is aiming to be energy self-sufficient by 2016.

    A paper mill had been operating in the village of Guardbridge outside St Andrews in Fife for more than 130 years when it closed in 2008. One reason for its demise was the rising cost of energy, ironic c…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 1 month ago

    QMS & EMS London: EIA AND A COMPLEX URBAN SITE

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    This article explores the role of environmental impact assessments (EIAs) in complex urban sites, in particular, how an ES can ensure that local planning authorities are fully aware of likely effects and can balance those against other considerations.

    Read the full article at…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 2 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: DECLINE IN POLLUTION INCIDENTS IN 2014

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    Serious pollution incidents dropped by 11% in 2014 compared to 2013, according to the latest data from the Environment Agency.

    The statistics reveal that there were 614 serious pollution incidents in 2014, down from 688 in 2013. However, the total is still higher than those…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 2 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: 14031: MANAGING BY NUMBERS

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    When ISO started revising 14001, the standard for environmental management systems (EMS), it emphasised the importance of measuring, monitoring and managing performance. Under the clauses in the draft standard covering objectives and targets and in the section on performance…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 2 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: BUYING WITH CONFIDENCE

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    Managing supply chains effectively is key to any successful business. This is particularly true in today’s world of global supply chains and in which civil society, the media and non-governmental organisations demand more transparency.

    Sustainable supply chain management i…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 2 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: BUSINESS CONFIDENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY DECLINES

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    Businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to implement and manage sustainability policies, research by the trade body for facilities managers has revealed.

    The annual British Institute for Facilities Management (BIFM) survey found that respondents’ confidence in their a…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 2 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: BUSINESS COLLABORATION NEEDED

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    Sustainability is now firmly on the global business agenda, but transformational change will only happen if efforts are scaled up, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has concluded.

    Since its launch in 2000, membership of the corporate sustainability initiative has grown from…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 2 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: SUSTAINABLE CAPITALISM BECOMING MAINSTREAM

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    The number of businesses and investors embracing sustainable capitalism is growing rapidly, according to former US vice-president Al Gore and business partner David Blood.

    Gore and Blood co-founded investment management company Generation Investment in 2004. Launching a white…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 3 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: HOW THE ISO 
14001:2015 WILL CHANGE EMS AUDITS

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    Whether the new international standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001:2015, strengthens the links between the EMS and organisational strategy, more effectively engages leaders and ensures environmental aspects are related to business risks and opportunities will…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 3 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: 3/4 OF GLOBAL GHG EMISSIONS COVERED BY TARGETS

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    The number of laws and policies to limit climate change has nearly doubled since the Copenhagen climate talks in 2009, according to new research.

    The findings came in a study from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. It covers 98 countries and the…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 3 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: ENGAGING IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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    Despite the evolution of sustainable development or sustainability to include social and economic components, it is disappointing to find that many businesses and other organisations still tend to perceive it in solely environmental terms. Too many organisations do not consider…[Read more]

  • Hector Fresneda posted an update in the hub QMS & EMS London 2 years, 4 months ago

    QMS & EMS London: LAND AND WATER USE OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS

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    A smartphone uses nearly 13,000 litres of water and 18 square metres of land, the study found, with two fifths due to pollution during manufacturing and assembly.

    A pair of leather boots requires 14,500 litres of water, but this rises to 25,000 litres where leather tanneries dump…[Read more]

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