ISO 14001 is the most widely accepted environmental management system in the world. The highly anticipated revision to ISO 14001, published in September, is the first update in a decade. The new environmental management standard offers significant benefits to its users compared to its 1996 and 2004 predecessors. These benefits focus on two areas: Integration… Continue reading Ready for ISO 14001:2015?
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, or ESOS, is the latest European Union scheme aimed at increasing energy efficiency to mitigate climate change and simultaneously boost business profits. Estimates by the Carbon Trust indicate that many organisations can reduce their annual energy costs by 20% through energy efficiency measures and improved energy management. The ESOS policy… Continue reading The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
Are you considering bringing a young person into the workplace? Trainee schemes, on-the-job learning, investors in people and many other such schemes that invest in the future of our young people are to be applauded. However, nowadays, many organisations are backing off from employing young people for fear of litigation – lawsuits born out of a… Continue reading Risk Assessments for Young People
Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring is widely credited with helping to launch the environmental movement worldwide. This book, written in 1962, highlighted the detrimental effects on the environment—particularly on birds—of the indiscriminate use of early pesticides such as DDT. The title of the book is a specific reference to the dawn chorus which occurs when… Continue reading International Dawn Chorus Day 2014
Ok, so that was a slight exaggeration. They’re Spanish Slugs not Martians, but they have landed and we have good reason to be concerned. Slugs are composters – i.e. they break down vegetation. They are also a source of food for other wildlife. Most slugs live underground. According to SlugWatch, a typical UK garden is… Continue reading The Martians have Landed …