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Viewopoints on environmental auditing & the impact of certification / accreditation on business

CONSULTATION: ISO DIS 50001


The revision of ISO 50001 is well underway with the current DIS (Draft International Standard) available for public comment during a consultation phase. The DIS is available for public comments from 23 August 2017 to 4 October 2017. ISO 50001 is … Continue reading

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Make your move to ISO 14001:2015 this Year…


Friday, 15 September 2017 will the mark the start of a final year-long process, which began on 15 September 2015 – The three-year transition period for users of ISO 14001:2004 & that will end on Friday, 14 September 2018. And … Continue reading

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ISO 14001:2015 Interpretations Available


As reported in an earlier post (Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a process to clarify the intent of ISO 14001:2015. The ISO process allows for interpretations to be provided by each National Member … Continue reading

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How to get ISO 14001:2015 for free!


As an update to an earlier post (How to get ISO 14001:2004 for free!), there is a little known fact is that the requirement clauses of ISO 14001:2015 are available for free within a European Union Regulation. European Regulation (EC) No … Continue reading

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CONSULTATION: ISO DIS 19011


The revision of ISO 19011:2011 is well underway with the current DIS (Draft International Standard) available for public comment during a consultation phase. The DIS is available for public comments from 4 August 2017 to 26 September 2017. ISO 19011 is … Continue reading

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UK Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Conversion Factors 2017


The UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the emission conversion factors, that can be used to report on 2017 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by UK-based organisations of all sizes, and for international organisations reporting … Continue reading

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NEWT.N – A web app for HSI assessment of ponds


The Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) for Great Crested Newts is based on the HSI methodology developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a means of evaluating habitat quality and quantity using a numerical index, between 0 and 1. … Continue reading

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