Monthly Archives: November 2012

Enhancements to Certification Body Audit Reports


A new ISO technical specification, ISO/IEC TS 17022, Requirements and recommendations for content of a third-party audit report on management systems, will help build confidence between partners in business-to-business dealings, and provide support for trade regulations. The document relates to … Continue reading

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Movements of waste across the EU’s internal and external borders


It was rewarding to see that the European Environment Agency published its report “Movements of waste across the EU’s internal and external borders”, which provides a valuable insight into the international waste movements. It should be recognised that the Basel … Continue reading

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How Green is your Christmas Tree?


Last year (2011), I published a post What is a Green Christmas Tree to you? for the Christmas season to promote thoughts on the various options for a Christmas Tree. There are, generally, three types of Christmas Trees available; Two … Continue reading

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Development of new Guideline on Environmental Offences


The Sentencing Council has commenced work on a draft guideline on environmental offences with a full consultation planned in the New Year (2013). The background to this work is that just over 5,500 sentences were given for waste-related offences under … Continue reading

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Defra Environmental Reporting: Update


As an update to the Defra (Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)consultation on the use of Environmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) guidance, the IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management And Assessment) have published their response from a series or workshops. It should be remembered … Continue reading

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Sustainable Business Report 2011


The Environment Agency’s annual review of the business performance covers its regulated sites (i.e. those sites holding an environmental permit or similar). These are sites that will have the greatest environmental impact & will be regulated by permit conditions including … Continue reading

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Enhancements to EMS Auditor Competence


Recently, ISO Committee on conformity assessment (ISO/CASCO) published ISO/IEC TS 17021-2:2012, Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems – Part 2 : Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems. This technical specification … Continue reading

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