Monthly Archives: September 2012

Consultation: Building a better environment


A consultation has been launched for developers in England on how to integrate environmental issues into their schemes. The document has been drafted by the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Forestry Commission. The guidance, out for consultation until 19 … Continue reading

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Consultation: Reporting Guidance for Business on Environmental Key Performance Indicators


A consultation is open until 17 October 2012 on the use of Environmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) guidance intended to help businesses that want to demonstrate their corporate sustainability credentials. The draft guidance is intended to replace the previous guidance … Continue reading

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European Commission launches EMAS survey on the revision of ISO 14001


As readers of this website are aware, ISO 14001:2004, the international standard on environmental management systems, will shortly undergo its second revision. The revised standard, which is expected to be published in 2015, will operate into the mid-2020s. ISO 14001: 2004 … Continue reading

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An easy way to comment on draft standards


Many businesses are keen to remain current with the latest International and National Standards but lack the means to access and review the standards applicable to their business needs. A useful resource is provided by BSI (British Standards Institution), which … Continue reading

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The Value of Accredited Certification


IAF Research Report: The Value of Accredited Certification A recent report entitled “The Value of Accredited Certification” published by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) makes interesting reading as it represents valuable research into the views of stakeholders and users of accredited … Continue reading

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Webinars: Boon or bane for professional development


Over the past two years, I have seen the greater use of webinars as a communication media to update fellow professionals in a variety of subjects. As I am sure that you are aware, the term webinar is short for … Continue reading

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A Day Without a Computer (Period)


As part of the LinkedIn recommended reading last week was an article entitled “A Year Without a Computer”, which got me excited about the cutting the cord between me and a computer for all the personal, social and other benefits that … Continue reading

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