In this post I thought we could spend some time looking at the opportunities that can occur from effectively dealing with environmental risks. ISO 14001:2015 defines risks as ‘potential adverse effects’ and opportunities as ‘potential beneficial effects’. From dealing with a risk … [Read more...] about A risk creates an opportunity
Where do we start? It’s a fairly common question that I’ve been asked over the years. What is the point of effectively managing environmental issues in a workplace? In other words ‘why should we bother?’ I have come across this viewpoint on many occasions. Usually when I'm … [Read more...] about Why Bother with Environmental Management?
The face plant I think we have all at some point in our lives made a mistake that we regret, I remember cycling down a very steep mountain bike trail in North Wales many years back, hitting a stone and going over the handlebars. This resulted in me hitting a small rock with my … [Read more...] about We must learn from our environmental management mistakes
Introduction If you work in environmental health and safety management (EHS) then I guess it is highly likely that you have at one time or another, like it or not, come across a management system! In this post I thought we could take a look at environmental management systems. … [Read more...] about Environmental Management Systems 101
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