Scotch whisky makers set 'challenging' green goals
The Scottish whisky industry has this week unveiled four new "challenging" sustainability targets in an effort to reduce carbon, drive water efficiency and embrace circular economy models in the supply chain.
Costa Express served ISO 14001 sustainability standard
Costa Coffee has been awarded the ISO 14001 International Standard for Environmental Management Systems for its self-serve 'Express' outlets, less than a week after the organisation was scrutinised for its approach to managing waste coffee cups.
Better, cleaner, greener: Environmentalist groups outline green benefits of EU
Leading green groups including World Wildlife Fund (WWF), RSPB and Friends of the Earth (FotE) have outlined the environmental benefits of the UK remaining in the European Union (EU), stating that "there is no argument to be had" when taking into consideration the positive impact that Britain's membership has had on its nature and environment.
Book your free expert advice clinics at edie Live
Visitors to edie Live are being given the chance to book free, one-to-one advice clinics to help them plan all aspects of their sustainability strategies.
Environmental pollution - is your business watertight?
Business owners and site managers need to ensure that their facilities are protected from water pollution and flooding. How will spill containment systems work in a real-life emergency? Would regulatory authorities be satisfied that containment systems are effective? David Cole from Hydro Consultancy finds out.
Manchester Airports Group reports rapid descent of carbon emissions
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has seen the total carbon emissions from all of its airports fall by 16% over the past year, according to its latest CSR report.
ISO 14001 changes published, delivering "step-change in sustainable business"
The much-anticipated changes to the ISO 14001 international standard for environmental management systems are officially published today (15 September).
edie launches brand new Sustainability Skills Workshop
The sustainability leaders of tomorrow will be able to enhance their existing skills and develop new ones thanks to a brand new edie workshop being launched next year.
ISO 14001 final changes will tackle 'broader environmental issues'
The ISO 14001 international standard to environment management systems has been revised in a final redraft.
ISO 14001: A revised standard linking strategy, risk, resilience & improvement
With the publication of ISO 14001:2015 due later this year, IEMA's Martin Baxter shares his views on the challenges and opportunities businesses will face under the revised environmental standard.
Defra outlines duties for new waste minister
The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed the responsibilities that will be given to the new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Rory Stewart.
Measure UK prosperity in natural capital, say IEMA members
A measure of natural capital should be used alongside GDP to measure the overall 'prosperity' of the UK, according to 92% of sustainability professionals.
Business park powers itself with solar array
Ransom Wood Business Park has become the UK's first completely self-sufficient business park for its electricity needs as a 450KW on-site solar farm was switched on this week.
Put sustainability in the National Curriculum, urge experts
As many as 95% of environmental professionals want to see sustainability issues given more prominence in the National Curriculum and other learning frameworks.
Edie explains: ISO 14001
In the latest edie explains, we take a look at ISO 14001 - the updated version of the environmental management framework outlined by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).
Looking forward to ISO 14001:2015
Since first adopted in 1996, ISO 14001 has become the most widely-recognised standard for environmental management. There are now over 301,000 certificates issued across the world, with an increase of over 17,000 last year.
ISO 14001 revision proceeds to final stage
The revision process for the ISO 14001 on environmental management systems has progressed to the Final Draft International Standard stage following a 92% approval feedback on the proposed changes at the end of 2014.
ISO 14001 changes: 'Overwhelming support' from sustainability professionals
The upcoming revision of the ISO 14001 standard has been welcomed by more than 90% of environment and sustainability professionals, with particular support for proposals to align environmental management systems with an organisation's core strategy.
Sustainability leaders becoming increasingly influential
Sustainability leaders are being given more authority and responsibility in high-revenue firms according to a survey carried out by Verdantix
PAS 7000: New standard tackles supply chain risk management
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has responded to industry concerns over supply chain management with the launch of a new information standard for suppliers and buyers at organisations of all sizes.
Dredging up Trouble: Government urged to resist 'playing politics' over flood prevention
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) must turn its focus away from dredging towards other proven flood-prevention measures if it wants to avoid another catastrophic winter.
Climate-KIC launches green property index proposal
The EU's principle initiative for climate innovation, Climate-KIC, has unveiled details of a ground-breaking proposal to create a single index for benchmarking the energy efficiency of building stock across the continent.
Industries unite to call for Government action on active transport
A collaboration of leading professional bodies in the health, transport, architecture, engineering and environment industries has called on political support to make walking and cycling the go to option for short journeys in the UK.
Businesses urged to consider plastic footprint as concerns grow over marine ecosystems
Businesses could significantly enhance their sustainability credentials by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their operations and across the supply chain.
Green skills 'vital' to make circular economy profitable, says IEMA
Employing skilled sustainability professionals is essential if companies want to align better resource management with profitability, the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) has said.
Nikwax: Using green chemistry to stand out from the crowd
Winning the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development is no easy task. But for Nikwax, it was deserved recognition. From harvesting rainwater to adopting a stringent restricted chemicals policy, the waterproofing and aftercare manufacturer is leading the way as a truly 'sustainable' business.
B&M opens £1m commercial waste facility in Manchester
Waste management firm B&M Waste Services has opened a £1m facility in Manchester to process commercial waste into refuse derived fuel (RDF) for export to Germany.
Haggis firm achieves zero waste to landfill goal
Haggis producer Macsween has announced that it has met its target for sending none of its waste to landfill.
Largest life-cycle assessment database launched for UK construction industry
The largest online life-cycle assessment (LCA) database has been launched to help built environment professionals make better decisions on the materials they use and their impact on the environment.
VIDEO: Skills gap a major barrier to accelerating green economy
EXCLUSIVE A skills gap in those driving sustainability within their businesses is partly to blame for the lack of acceleration towards a green economy, according to two leading sustainability professionals. Scroll down for video.
Businesses identify sustainability as key growth driver, survey finds
More than two thirds of business executives are associating sustainability with their company's financial performance, according to a new survey.
More than two thirds of sustainability professionals 'satisfied in their roles'
New figures show that 70.1% of environment and sustainability professionals are satisfied with their chosen role, with six in ten receiving a pay rise during 2013.
Environmental taxes could add €35bn to EU revenue by 2016
Around €35bn (£29bn) of additional revenue could be raised by introducing or extending environmental taxes across twelve European Union Member States, new research suggests.
EU leaders urged to tackle vast water use in energy production
Heads of state and government must take into account the vast amounts of water being used to cool Europe's power stations when they set a 2030 climate and energy policy, new research suggests.
Virgin Trains achieves environmental management certification
Virgin Trains has achieved ISO 14001, the internationally recognised Environmental Management System standard.
Defra's red tape review to evaluate mandatory GHG reporting
Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting for companies could soon be scrutinised, under the UK Government's Smarter Guidance and Data review.
Environmental management budgets to surge in 2014 says report
More than 62% of corporations worldwide will increase spending on environmental management initiatives in 2014 and 31% will increase spend in the double-digits, according to a new report.
IEMA jumps on board with Sustainability Leaders Awards 2013
edie and Sustainable Business are delighted to announce that the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) is the latest sponsor signed for the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2013.
Edie awards judging panel finalised - enter now!
Chaired by Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith, the judging panel for this year's Sustainability Leaders Awards is made up of genuine leaders in the field from across a spectrum of disciplines and experience.
Last call for entries in the Liveable Cities awards
The Corporation of London has issued a last call for entries to the fourth annual Liveable City Awards.
Entrants called for sustainable business awards
Companies who are proud of their sustainable practices can enter the Corporation of London’s ‘Liveable City Awards 2004’, giving them the chance to have their policies officially recognised.
Investment firm is top company for sustainable business in City of London
ISIS Asset Management has won the City of London’s top sustainability award for its socially responsible investment that encourages companies to improve their environmental management regimes. ISIS also aims to improve issues, such as bribery and corruption and child labour.
Marriott develops its first carbon neutral CHP plant
The London Heathrow Marriott has announced that its new combined heat and power plant will be carbon neutral, the company’s first ever such initiative.