Monthly Archives: June 2016

Have your say on CB EMS Auditor competence


Now, is an important time for any person or organisation that relies on the use of a Certification / Registrar Body (CB) to audit and certify their EMS (Environmental Management System). As you may already know, the International Standard ISO/IEC TS … Continue reading

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Right Waste, Right Place Campaign


Speaking with prospective clients about their waste management often provokes conversations about the disposal costs & the bureaucracy of all the paperwork. Once I can move the discussion to the positive aspects of reviewing waste minimisation or recycling strategies to reduce … Continue reading

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STOP PRESS: EU Referendum Result


The result of the EU Referendum is, now, known. After early wins for Remain in Gibraltar, the Orkney Islands and Newcastle, the Leave vote took hold in the majority of the United Kingdom with the final result being: Leave       17,410,742 … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: Voting Day (23 June 2016)


Today (23 June 2016) is the voting day for the EU Referendum after four months of posturing by both sides; Stronger in Europe & Vote Leave, the final voting day in upon us. At the time of this post (22:05 … Continue reading

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EU Referendum 2016: The Power of Football


On my return journey from a successful transition audit to ISO 14001:2015 in Central London, I picked up a copy of the Evening Standard, which is not only a good read on a train journey but sometimes has some thought-provoking … Continue reading

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How ISO 14001:2015 changes EMAS


The publication of ISO 14001:2015 in September 2015 has been widely reporting on this website and across the environmental social media. Less has been reported about the impact that the changes to ISO 14001:2015 will have on the requirements of … Continue reading

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All change for Accreditation Standards


There has been a flurry of activity on the development of International Standards to support accreditation and, in particular, auditor competence within certification / registrar bodies. A summary of the latest positions are given below: ISO/IEC 17011 This International Standard … Continue reading

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