edie Live exhibitor focus: EWT
With the doors at edie Live opening in just a few days, we get up close and personal with some of our exhibitors to find out what visitors can expect to see from them at the show, what's new and how they can help in the drive towards sustainability targets.
Natural capital: Credible concept or spurious sustainability approach?
EXCLUSIVE: Natural capital accounting can be a "disaster" for sustainability professionals and is not an effective way of engaging the finance community with environmental issues, the head of sustainability and finance at UK brewer Adnams has said.
Pressure mounts on Defra to release environment strategy
An array of sustainability and environmental experts have told edie the Government must "stop dithering" and publish its long-awaited 25-Year Environment Plan, after a leaked version of the document was criticised for providing "grand promises with zero detail".
A cocktail of risks: Brexit a 'danger' to environmental legislation, says Caroline Lucas
Just five days after the House of Commons voted to trigger Article 50 and take formal steps to leave the European Union (EU), a new report from Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has warned that Brexit forms a "cocktail of risks" for the UK's environmental protection.
edie publishes free ISO 14001 guide for environmental professionals
Organisations and professionals with an interest in the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard now have access to a free, comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to gain certification.
Brexit poses uncertainty, opportunity for Britain's environmental consultants: report
The UK's Brexit vote is expected to have a significant impact on the nation's environmental consultancy sector, with market growth in 2016 estimated to be almost half what it was in 2015 due to the uncertainties looming over client investment decisions.
Britain's green groups unite to fight for environmental protection post-Brexit
The National Trust, RSPB, WWF and Friends of the Earth are among 13 environmental organisations that have today (8 December) come together to form the Greener UK coalition.
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.
The Curve Insights Report 2016
The Curve exists to tackle a market failure in corporate energy management. We estimate around half of commercially attractive energy projects, which we define as having a better return than an organisation’s core business, are being missed. And we see the lack of credible information about the available options and outcomes as the major contributor to this market failure.
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.
Sustainability Reporting: Taking the first steps
Convincing stakeholders - and perhaps even yourself - to undertake your company's first sustainability report is a daunting task. What are the key first steps you must take to embark upon a successful sustainability reporting journey.
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.