Category Archives: Environmental Management

Environmental Management System (EMS) issues related to the use of formal EMS, such as ISO 14001:2004, the EMAS Regulation and BS 8555 as well as informal environmental management

Happy New Year & the Challenges Ahead


Traditionally, the New Year brings an opportunity to set resolutions to harness the positive energy to tackle to new, as yet, unknown challenges of the 12 months that lie ahead. On a wider canvas, international agreements, such as the Paris Agreement which was ratified in … Continue reading

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London Build 2016


Any Environmental Manager within the construction industry in the United Kingdom should consider attending London Build at the Olympia London on 26 and 27 October 2016. I attended last year’s event and could see that it was rapidly establishing itself as the leading construction event … Continue reading

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UK National Risk Register: Can it help with identifying your environmental risks?


Recently, I have been reflecting on the emphasis on risk management in the revised ISO 14001:2015 & researching the available resources to assist in the development of the risks and opportunities for my clients. One resource that I draw upon … Continue reading

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Consultation: BS 8555 Phased approach to an EMS


Now, is an important time for any person or organisation that is interested to adopt BS 8555 (the British Standard for Environmental management systems as a phased implementation) or is an existing user. As you may already know, BS 8555 outlines an … Continue reading

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Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015


As part of the publication of ISO 14001:2015, the ISO TC207 Sub-Committee SC1 agreed an Interpretation Process at their plenary meeting in New Delhi, India on 10 September 2015. Their resolution has gone, largely, unnoticed until now but it has wider implications for … Continue reading

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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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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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