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    Want to protect your business and the planet?

    As part of our commitment to protect the environment, we’ve made a promise to plant a tree for every new ISO 14001 certificate we certify in 2022. Plus, if we reach 1,500 trees, we’re going to double this number to 3,000. That’s something to root for!

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    What a waste: the effects of business waste on the environment

    As your business operates day-to-day, it is almost certain that you will be producing and/or discarding waste products. When you consider how many businesses are operating in the UK (roughly 5.6 million), you can only imagine the sheer amount of waste they collectively produce. In fact, a government report estimates that the UK generated 43.9 million tonnes of commercial and industrial (C&I) waste in 2018 alone.

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    Is your business losing recruits due to bad ESG credentials?

    Research by business services provider DWF suggests that organisations who are failing to improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials are struggling to attract new talent.

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    Six Mistakes You’re Making In Your Business’ Sustainability Plan

    As a business owner you’re probably very aware that organisations like yours are being judged on their impact on the planet. As a result, it’s likely that more customers going forward will decide whether to buy from you depending on your sustainability goals.

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    How sustainable is your business?

    Want to find out how your business measures up against your peers when it comes to environmental sustainability, business continuity and information security? A new tool promises to do just that.

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    How can ISOs help businesses to reach COP26 goals?

    The COP26 gathering in Glasgow brought home the importance of change to the way we run our businesses and live our lives. But what part can ISOs play in this?

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    What are the barriers to business’ environmental ambitions?

    Customers, governments and campaigners all want businesses to embrace sustainability, but change is taking a long time to come. So, what’s stopping them?

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    What are the issues with carbon off-setting?

    Carbon off-setting is being increasingly used by businesses to boost their green credentials. But how does it work and is it actually a useful tool for greater sustainability?

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    Our 2021 Environment Report goes live

    In the first half of 2021, we spoke to businesses about their attitudes towards sustainability in the wake of the COVID pandemic. The results have now been analysed and published in our in-depth report.

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    Construction firms must commit to net zero to win public contracts

    From September, construction companies bidding for public contracts worth £5 million or more must commit their business to reaching a net zero target by 2050, highlighting the growing emphasis on businesses growing their environmental consciousness.

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    Why should you buy ISO 14001?

    If you are looking to reduce waste management costs and demonstrate your business’ commitment to protecting the environment, implementing an environmental management system such as ISO 14001 can be a fitting solution.

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    What are the 10 most common environmental non-conformances identified by ISO 14001?

    With the reduction of environmental impact an on-going hot topic, we've identified the top 10 non-conformances our customers identified through their ISO 14001 Certification.

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    How can construction companies help in the Race to Zero?

    The Race to Zero is on, and every industry needs to do its bit to cut our carbon emissions. But what can construction companies do to shrink their footprint, and how can ISO 14001 help?

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    In focus: DS Water and ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

    To find out how the services of QMS help businesses reach ISO certification, we spoke to Daniel Goaillard of DS Water to learn about his experience and how he plans to use the Standards and QMS Connect to grow his business.

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    The long game: why strategy is the key to environmental sustainability in business

    We’ve all doing our bit by throwing cans in the recycling bin at work and flicking off the lights when we’re the last to leave the office, but can environmental sustainability in business ever be fully realised without a long-term strategy?

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    Building a path out of lockdown with ISO 9001

    When COVID-19 sent the construction industry into crisis, London-based firm LS Build was able to adapt to the situation and begin paving the road out of lockdown. Here’s how the firm relied on ISO 9001 to put them ahead of the curve.

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    What are the 10 most common environmental non-conformances identified by ISO 14001?

    Does your organisation consider and manage its environmental impact? Everyday businesses are faced with increasing pressure from customers, regulators and governments to reduce their environmental impact.

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    Taking action: 7 things SMEs are doing now to save the planet

    Every little helps when it comes to saving the environment, but some SMEs are taking even bigger steps towards a more sustainable business. To find out exactly what SMEs are doing to protect the planet, we went and asked them. Here’s a round-up of what we discovered.

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    Planet vs profit: what are current SME attitudes towards environmental sustainability?

    Consumers and governments are calling for more businesses to embrace an environmentally sustainable way of working. But how realistic is it? And what should be done? We spoke to some SMEs to get their opinion.

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    How Office Tech Can Help Businesses Make Eco-Friendly Choices

    Going for the pro-environmental option does not necessarily require a huge amount of financial investment. Companies can choose to adopt practical methods such as utilising office technology that help, rather than damage the environment.

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    What does a no-deal Brexit mean for your environmental policy?

    With a no-deal Brexit on the table, how are businesses going to meet their climate change requirements?

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    ISO 14001 versus ISO 50001 – What are the Differences?

    Businesses looking to become more environmentally responsible are turning to ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management Systems to help them with these aims. But there is a separate Standard, ISO 50001 Energy Management, which is causing confusion for businesses who are unsure

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    Why Going Green is Good For Business

    When environmental issues first hit the headlines back in the late 1970s the concept of going green was alien to most businesses. Since then, the world has pulled together and created all kinds of initiatives and programs to help slow the effects of global warming.

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    How ISO Certification helps with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Find out which of the ISO Standards help to meet the United Nation's (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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    5 Tips for businesses looking to Tender

    Tenders can be an important source of new business for your organisation. But how do you make sure you stand out from the competition and win those contracts?

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    Internet phone company achieves multiple ISO Certifications

    QMS customer Connexin Limited, a business based in Hull that offers smart city solutions, as well as data centre services and internet/telephony services, recently achieved certification to three international Standards: ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015 and OHSAS 18001 : 2007.

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    Going green: improving your organisation’s environmental credentials

    Ten tips to becoming a greener, more environmentally friendly business.

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    How the ISO 14001:2015 upgrade will affect Certified Organisations

    The ISO 14001 standard has been updated, but how will these changes affect businesses? ISO 14001:2015 follows the new Annex SL framework. It also includes more leadership responsibilities and addresses the environmental impact at all stages within product life cycle.

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    GreenDataNet Project to use recycled car batteries to manage energy consumption

    Approximately 2.5% of all European energy is produced by servers within data centres and it is anticipated that this will double in the next 5 years.

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    Rainbow Print (Wales) ltd Celebrate 30 years in business

    QMS would like to congratulate Rainbow Print (Wales) Ltd on their recent achievement. They have been operating with a QMS Quality Management System since 2001.

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