health and safety
Why we must see the climate crisis through the lens of human health
Reckitt’s global director of sustainability, environment and human rights, David Croft, explains why the link between the planet’s health and human health can no longer be ignored.
Three years on from Rana Plaza: How The Bangladesh Accord plans to leave a positive supply chain legacy
Three years on from the Rana Plaza tragedy, edie's Matt Mace speaks to the executive director of the Bangladesh Accord Rob Wayss on why the seemingly "slow movement" of improving safety standards in the country shouldn't take away from the "unprecedented progress" shown by willing brand signatories.
ISO 14001: 2015 Panic, Paperwork, or Opportunity?
Be honest, how do you feel about the imminent publication of ISO14001:2015? Does it make you reach for the panic button, groan at the prospect of non-value-adding paperwork, or relish a real and significant opportunity to help you in running your business? If you answered either panic or paperwork, then I have some good news: For many, the new version will actually be a blessing in disguise, improving business efficiency and management control. You might even get to enjoy a few free biscuits‚¬¦
The importance and benefits of corporate social responsibility
Global mining firm Vedanta has taken a new approach to corporate responsibility: it now claims to embed sustainable values across all of its activities; working with local communities, organisations and NGOs to design programmes that improve their quality of life.
What business can learn from the BP Gulf of Mexico spill
The recent New Orleans court decision on whether BP was negligent for the Deepwater Horizon blowout that killed 11 workers and led to 4.2 millions of barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico in September 2014 holds some interesting lessons for business...
Home or away – making the right training choice
Firms have been complaining about the skills shortage for years and their concerns show no signs of abating. In fact, the CBI's education and skills survey 2013 highlights that almost half of its respondents had 'acute concerns' about their ability to find highly-skilled workers in key sectors of manufacturing, construction and engineering in the coming years.
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