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.

Transition to ISO 50001 2018: 6-month extension

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In a recent communication issued by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), they have granted a six-month extension to the ISO 50001:2018 transition deadline. This is in line with other transition and migration dates, which have been extended, for example, ISO 45001:2018. The deadline has been extended due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. All ISO 50001:2011 certifications […]

What is a Circular Economy?

Circular Economy Logos

In a nutshell, a circular economy is where nothing is disposed of, and nothing is wasted. All goods are packaged in minimal, recyclable packaging, and everything gets reused in some way. The reduction in waste and the need for landfills will be non-existent, and the land can be reclaimed and used for housing and growing […]

Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC)

Waste Ireland

The Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC was adopted on 20 December 2008 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 22 November 2008. It entered into force on 12 December 2008. Date of transposition into national legislation of the European Union Member States passed on 12 December 2010. It repealed the old Framework […]

Corporate Social Responsibility

CORPORATE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) is when an organisation is held accountable to all interested parties through the development of self-regulated policies and procedures. Interested parties include Senior Management, Investors employees, suppliers, customers, and members of the general public. A quick google of Corporate Social Responsibility provides the searcher with 768 million results in 0.43 […]

EU Environmental Policy

EU environmental Policy

EU Environmental Policy The EU environmental policy is based on Articles 11 and 191-193 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The environmental policy helps the EU economy become more environmentally friendly and safeguards the health and wellbeing of people living in the EU.   The European Union (EU), its composition, […]

ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001 was established in 1996 by the International Organization for Standardization, as part of the 14000 family of standards. Its purpose is to provide a framework to assist organisations in protecting the environment through a systematic approach, to which they can achieve certification to confirm.  What is ISO 14001:2015 ISO 14001:2015 is the latest […]

What is Air Pollution?

What is Air Pollution

Due to Covid-19, several published reports are claiming air pollution has decreased as a result of the virus. Air pollution reduction is noticeable in urban areas across the world. The reports have stated that cities like Edinburgh are seeing up to a 50% reduction in Nitrogen Dioxide in some parts. What is air pollution? Air […]