When ‘Nice to’ Becomes ‘Needs to’: Embracing sustainability with ISO 14001

Organisations across industries are realising the significance of incorporating sustainable practices into their operations, not just for the environment but also for their own long-term viability. One powerful tool that enables businesses to navigate the sustainability landscape effectively is the ISO 14001 standard. In this blog post, we will explore how ISO 14001 transforms sustainability from a […]

An introduction to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and why its time has come

As someone who’s been in the ISO certification business for many years, it’s interesting to chart the rise of standards and reflect on how they found such popularity. And right now, it’s the turn of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Back in the 1970s and 80s, British industry looked on with envy at the burgeoning Japanese manufacturing sector. […]

The importance of ISO certification in the construction sector

Did you know that there are more than one thousand ISO standards and related documents for the construction industry? These ISO standards are a demonstration of the conformity of materials and processes to international standards, so that buyers and end users can have confidence in what they are procuring. They cover everything from concrete to […]

What’s the Difference Between ISO 14001 and ISO 50001?

It’s a good question. If you want the short answer: ISO 50001 is about saving energy whereas ISO 14001 is about your environmental performance, which doesn’t necessarily involve saving energy. Strange, but true. This is explained later. Both the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 50001 Energy Management System are rising in popularity. It’s […]

How can ISO 14001 drive ESG and grow your business?

Our recent research revealed that ESG is having a large or very large impact on most businesses across the UK, with the majority of them expecting that effect to increase still further in the next few years. Most companies are taking action to integrate ESG into their business strategy and decision-making, but many are unsure […]

How to manage your way out of lockdown

The target date for all Covid-related restrictions to be lifted In England is 21 June if everything goes to plan. The dates for the other home nations are less specific. Many businesses made a swift transition in March 2020 to home working (or ‘remote working’ as it’s often called, or even ‘telecommuting’ if you want […]

Big Energy Savings Week 2021 – Save Energy, Cut Costs

Big Energy Savings Week is here, running from 18 to 24 January as part of the Big Energy Saving Winter campaign that kicked off in November 2020. This is the eighth national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and get the financial support they’re entitled to, run by Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and […]