Standards & accreditation
WWF: Third-party sustainability standards can advance SDG progress for business
Businesses can contribute strongly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards, a new report from WWF has claimed.
Investors call for legally-binding, zero-energy building standards
A group of climate investors have urged the European Union to create and implement a binding, long-term target that re-shapes energy frameworks and pushes building sectors across the continent towards a near-zero energy standard by 2050.
ESOS compliance: Environment Agency steps up awareness efforts
The Environment Agency remains confident that business awareness of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is continuing to rise, as it releases new guidance and prepares to host a series of free compliance workshops ahead of the December deadline.
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.
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.
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