Category Archives: Corporate Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability assists organisations in developing their Corporate Social Responsibility policies to include environmental & ethical operations. When an organisation is socially responsible it benefits the supplier, the customer, and the organisation.

Customers are now becoming more socially aware, living more sustainable lifestyles, and considering environmental aspects. When an organisation can stand over their claims in regards how environmentally aware, then they appeal more to the consumer.

Social factors are also important to the customer including ethical sourcing. Reviewing environmental law, implementing management systems, understanding sustainability definitions, and keeping up to date with environmental news will assist the organisation develop their corporate sustainability policies.

Zombie Batteries

Zombie Batteries

What are Zombie Batteries? Zombie batteries are dead batteries, which have ended up in the wrong waste stream by been placed into general waste and recycling bins. When they end up in the waste collection facility, they are likely to be crushed during processing, and this is a recipe for disaster. Some batteries, like lithium-ion […]

Water Pollution and Solutions

Water pollution

What is water pollution? Water pollution is the release of harmful substances into rivers, lakes, ponds, underground, and seawater. Often in the form of chemicals or microorganisms, these substances invalidate the water usage by rendering it dangerous for human consumption and destroying flora and fauna within the ecosystem. Here you will find information on water pollution, […]

Environmental Aspects

ISO 14001:2015

What is an environmental aspect? “Environmental Aspects” are detailed in ISO 14001:2015 as “element of an organisation’s activities, products or services that interacts or can interact with the environment.” The activities analysed can have a positive or negative impact on the environment, and consideration of the cradle to grave life cycle perspective must be given. […]

Macroinvertebrates indicate water quality

Macroinvertebrates as bioindicators for water pollution

What are Macroinvertebrates Macroinvertebrates are used extensively to indicate water quality determination.  These are small (most <10mm) animals that lack a backbone and are visible to the naked eye. They include insect larvae/nymphs, crustaceans, worms and snails.  They mainly reside among the substrates and vegetation at the bottom of the river or lake.  Some reside […]

ISO 20121

ISO 20121

ISO 20121 was established in 2012 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Standard is modeled of BS89001: Specification for a sustainable event management system with guidance for use.  History Due to the international success of BS89001, there was calling for a similar ISO Standard document to be created. In May 2009, a proposal was […]

Waste Framework Directive-(WFD)2018, transposed into law, 5 July 2020

Environmental news

In July 2018, the new Waste Framework Directive 2018, WFD (Directive (EU) 2018/851 of the European Parliament, amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste) was approved. It is required to be transposed into EU Member State law by 5 July 2020.   The aim of the new WFD is: Waste management should be enhanced and transformed into sustainable […]

Effects of air pollution on human health

particulate matter 2.5

Air pollution can have a negative impact on human health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that there are 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution. Diseases linked to pollution included; ischaemic heart disease, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer. Many of the diseases are linked to the Respiratory […]

What Is Wind Energy?

What is wind energy?

Wind energy provides a clean, sustainable solution to the world’s energy problems. It can be utilised as an alternative to fossil fuel fuels, creating electricity without the direct emissions of GHG. They produce no pollutants, effluent, or radioactivity waste.  All methods of power generation have an impact on the environment, but the effect of a […]

ISO 14001 legal register

ISO 14001

A legal register ensures that your business understands the lawful responsibilities it holds, and therefore, reduces the risk of fines and prosecution by Legal Authorities such as the Environmental Protection Agency. It is required to be regularly evaluated and is invaluable to the operation of a business. Requirements of a legal compliance register for ISO […]

Migration ISO 45001 2018: 6-month extension

ISO 45001

In a recent communication issued by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), they have granted a six-month extension to the ISO 45001:2018 migration deadline. This is in line with other transition and migration dates, which have been extended, for example, ISO 50001:2018. The deadline has been extended due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. All ISO 45001:2018 […]