Environmental aspects

Wake up and smell the coffee? – Corporate Social Responsibility

June 26, 2015

UK coffee shops fail ethical scorecard test The social and environmental impact of the UK’s major coffee chains has been ranked poorly in the Ethical Consumer Magazine, who scored 14 coffee chains out of 20.  The magazine measured information on the companies’ environmental policies, tax avoidance and treatment of staff.  Costa, Caffe Nero and Starbucks [...]

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ISO 14001 Aspects Checklist

May 28, 2013

ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Aspects As part of the planning for implementation of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, it is necessary to identify the environmental aspects caused by your activities under ‘normal operating conditions, for reasonably foreseeable deviations and for emergencies’. When you have compiled your initial list of aspects, you can use [...]

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ISO 14001 and the importance of commitment

March 19, 2013

Planning your ISO 14001 project and gaining top level commitment “Unless there is full commitment from the top to the bottom of the organisation, the process of creating and implementing your environmental management system (ISO 14001:2004) and then going forward for assessment will be difficult, or could even fail.  Even if you are ultimately successful, [...]

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The Role of ISO 14001

June 6, 2012

Using ISO 14001 for success “ISO 14001 is a major international success story when it comes to voluntary initiatives to improve the environmental performance of public and private sector organisations.  According to ISO’s own figures, over 250,000 organisations in 155 countries around the world are certified to the standard… “An environmental management system (EMS) is [...]

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ISO 14001 Revision

May 8, 2012

ISO 14001 is going to be revised according to BSI “The international environmental management system standard, ISO 14001, will undergo revision in order to update the standard and reflect emerging considerations. “The revised version will be available in 2015 to reinforce its position at the forefront of sustainable corporate concerns, according to BSI.” Quality World, [...]

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Environmental Management Systems and Quality

April 26, 2012

Total Quality Management (TQM) and Environmental Excellence in Manufacturing Recent public policy trends and new consumer demands are redirecting the attention of management outside the traditional focus of customers, suppliers and internal operations.  However, little research has focused on the perspective that operations management and the growing body of literature on total quality management can [...]

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Accreditation to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 for members of the Concrete Repair Association

April 10, 2012

Concrete Repair Association (CRA) Members must be accredited to ISO Quality Management Standards Each full CRA specialist contractor, product manufacturer and distributor member has been obliged to be Q.A. Accredited to ISO 9001 for a number of years. The Association is now working towards ensuring that all full member companies become BS EN 14001 (Environmental [...]

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ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

March 20, 2012

What is the essence of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS)? Fundamentally the Standard requires that an organisation controls and reduces its impact on the environment.  When you start out you will be identifying and assessing the relative significance of environmental impacts.  The ISO 14001 Standard defines an environmental impact as: “Any change to [...]

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ISO 14001 has improved reputations

October 11, 2011

Over 80% of UK organisations surveyed believe ISO 14001 has improved their reputation  The Environmental Management System (ISO 14001 : 2004) is believed to have improved the reputation of over 80% UK organisations who were surveyed, according to a recent work carried out by BSI. “Since implementing ISO 14001 80% of respondents reported an increase in [...]

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World Quality Day – Get ISO 9001 : 2008, ISO 14001 : 2004

September 22, 2011

The CQI World Quality Day – ISO as Standard! In pursuit of Excellence is the title of the World Quality Day this year.  It takes place from 7 – 11 November 2011.  Organisations that succeed are the ones that understand that quality, and its pursuit, never stops.  Join the campaign to put quality and continual [...]

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