Monthly Archives: January 2015

Proposed changes to UK Government definition of “portable battery”


The UK Government is consulting on amendments to the Government Guidance on the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 to clarify the definition of what constitutes a “portable battery”. The proposed amendment will provide a clearer framework to help interpretation of … Continue reading

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Transition Guidance for ISO 14001:2015


Following on from my earlier post on the Transition Guidance for ISO 9001:2015, I am aware that the IAF (International Accreditation Forum) have sent a similar transition document for a ballot, which will close on 13 February 2015. The current draft … Continue reading

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Transition Guidance for ISO 9001:2015


The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has published an Informative Document as its guidance on the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. Regular readers of this website will recall that the IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies … Continue reading

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ISSP Certified Sustainability Professionals


International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) working on the delivery of a Certified Sustainability Professional (CSP) qualification. This initiative is much-needed to bring consistency, standardisation, and credibility to the sustainability profession. The certification process will include verification of a candidate’s … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Gas Protocol: Scope 2 Emissions


On 20 January 2015, the World Resources Institute through their Greenhouse Gas Protocol will unveil new requirements and quality criteria for the Corporate Standard that resolve ambiguity around how corporations report Scope 2 emissions – those from purchased electricity, steam, … Continue reading

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Future Learn: Free Online courses


Recently, I came across the Future Learn site (https://www.futurelearn.com/), which promises to offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. Each of their courses are delivered one step at a time, and … Continue reading

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