A rather dry necessity routed in process and procedures? Something usually put in place because it is required by supply chain partners and clients? Or to get ahead in a procurement process? Or, is ISO 14001 an important piece of the sustainable development jigsaw – addressing … [Read more...] about Tackling Issues of Sustainable Development with ISO 14001
The recent floods in late December 2015 and early January 2016 have been some of the worst on record. Many thousands of people have been affected and the cost of damage caused by the floods is projected to be over £1.5 billion. I thought in this blog post it would be interesting … [Read more...] about Are More Flood Defences The Answer?
Let’s All be Civil If there is one topic I find causes confusion for students (as well as aspects and impacts, that is – see my earlier post!) it is civil sanctions – as covered in Element 1, Unit NDEM2 of the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma. It does take some time to get your head … [Read more...] about Civil Sanctions vs Criminal Sanctions for Environmental Offences
Digital vs Paper – The jury’s out One of the photographs we looked at during a recent NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work pilot course featured a pile of waste electronic circuit boards that had been dumped in the corner of a farmer’s field somewhere in south-east Asia. I’m … [Read more...] about Environmental Responsibilities
Which is the fairest of them all? One area that has interested me lately is how impacts on the environment are costed. This topic is more important than you might think, as it is the basis of many environmental laws and taxes. So it relates to all three of the reasons for … [Read more...] about Environmental Impacts