/Tag:Environmental

Understanding Context of the Organisation

Context of the Organisation Overview Some organisations are struggling with new concepts to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and AS9100 standards such as Context of the Organisation and do not see how it fits into their management system, they are often leaving it until last but really it should be one of the first [...]

By | 2018-03-26T17:13:47+00:00 April 20th, 2017|AS9100, AS9120, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO27001, Tools of the Trade|0 Comments

Environmental Permitting Regulations Amendment

Environmental Permitting Regulations Amendment details Defra has consulted on proposals for environmental permitting regulations amendment to: make administrative changes to how environmental permits are issued introduce civil sanctions as an alternative to prosecution for environmental permitting offences under the regulations make changes to the regulation of anaerobic digestion make changes to the regulation of carbon [...]

By | 2018-05-16T04:53:54+00:00 September 5th, 2011|ISO 14001, Legislation|0 Comments

Site Waste Management Plans (NI)

The Department of the Environment Northern Ireland (DOENI) has consulted on proposals to make site waste management plans (SWMP) a legal requirement for certain construction and demolition projects in Northern Ireland. The consultation closed on 11 March 2011. The regulations will be called The Site Waste Management Plans Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and are expected [...]

By | 2018-07-25T07:27:33+00:00 September 2nd, 2011|ISO 14001, Legislation|0 Comments

What is BREEAM?

BREEAM is an environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings and now has over 200,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.  Many clients of IMS apply the BREEAM requirements to their management systems and in some cases have achieved considerable [...]

By | 2018-05-24T04:37:37+00:00 August 24th, 2011|ISO 14001|0 Comments

ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems

ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems The ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems standard will establish a framework for industrial plants, commercial facilities or entire organizations to manage energy.  Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors, the standard could influence up to 60 % of the world’s energy use. Energy is critical to organisational operations and can be [...]

By | 2018-04-22T06:38:58+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|ISO 14001, ISO 9001, News, OHSAS 18001|1 Comment

EU and Indonesia sign deal on illegal timber

Indonesia and the European Union have finalised an agreement aimed at ending the trade in illegally-sourced wood. Last year, a major assessment concluded that the rate of illegal logging in Indonesia had declined by about 75% over the preceding decade. Even so, it said, 40% of the timber harvested was illegal timber. The agreement will mean [...]

By | 2018-05-17T04:41:02+00:00 May 13th, 2011|ISO 14001, Legislation, News|0 Comments

Benefits of UKAS Accredited Certification/Inspection Bodies

The benefits of UKAS accredited certification If you are responsible for ensuring your business is certified make sure the certification body you select is accredited by UKAS.  The benefits of UKAS accredited certification are strong. UKAS Accreditation provides assurance in the market as UKAS accredited certification bodies operate to recognised standards.  The accreditation process provides [...]

Netregs Changes to Environmental Regulations

Netregs Changes to Environmental Regulations The Government is bringing together all the information you need to run a business in one place for each of the countries within the UK. Many of  you are regular visitors to Netregs for obtaining information with regards to environmental legislation.  Although Netregs will continue to operate and advise on [...]

By | 2018-05-17T04:52:24+00:00 December 7th, 2010|ISO 14001, Legislation, Tools of the Trade|0 Comments

Evaluation of Compliance as part of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

Clause 4.5.2 within ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 is often a weakness within an organisations system and in most cases the process is not fully understood.  The European Co-operation for Accreditation produced a guidance document (EA-07/4) on this subject which can be downloaded here (EA-7-04) but some of the detail is shown below. While certification [...]

By | 2018-05-18T07:08:05+00:00 October 5th, 2010|ISO 14001, Legislation, OHSAS 18001|0 Comments
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