Monthly Archives: June 2013

Call for Stakeholder Feedback: ISO 9001 Committee Draft


As an opportunity to update on the developments within Quality Management Systems, it is important to note that a Committee Draft (CD) for the next revision to ISO 9001 has just been published as a milestone on the journey for the … Continue reading

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Consultation: Site Waste Management Plans


In 2012. the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) proposed the repeal of the construction Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) regulations, subject to consultation on the impact of doing so.  This was in response to the Government’s Red … Continue reading

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New Bus for London


The launch of a new London Bus doesn’t come around  very often. Indeed, it is the first bus in more than 50 years to be designed specifically for the Capital’s streets. The new design makes use of lightweight materials, with … Continue reading

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EU Financial Incentives: Road Transport Vehicles


In February 2013, the European Commission published its “Guidelines on Financial Incentives for Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles” covering road vehicles; cars, vans, buses, trucks (to include two and three wheelers and quadricycles) in relation to incentives can take many forms: some … Continue reading

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CIWM Journal On-Line


Earlier this week (11 June 2013) saw the launch of a new resource for waste professionals from the Chartered Instutution of Wastes Management (CIWM). The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management is the professional body which represents over 6,500 waste professionals … Continue reading

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GHG Protocol for Scope 3 Emissions


It is well understood that an effective corporate climate change strategy requires a detailed understanding of a company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many companies choose to begin with measuring emissions from their own operations and electricity consumption, but they are … Continue reading

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The value of accreditation


A new report ‘The Economics of Accreditation’ commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has assessed the economic benefits derived from the accreditation of certification, measurement and inspection services. The objective of the report was to provide a financial … Continue reading

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