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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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    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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    The Environment Act is now law – but what does it mean?

    After a long and bumpy path through parliament, in November 2021 the Environment Act was finally given royal assent. But what does the Act cover, and what does it mean for businesses?

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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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    QMS raises over £1,000 for the Woodland Trust

    QMS International is happy to announce that we have raised more than £1,000 for the Woodland Trust, which will go towards supporting the reforestation of Britain.

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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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    Environment survey raises money for the Woodland Trust

    QMS has so far raised a total of £580 for the Woodland Trust by donating £10 for every completion of a survey assessing business attitudes towards the environment.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Helping the White Van Man go Green

    In May, the government announced a two month consultation to incentivise van owners to buy newer, lower emission models by reducing their Vehicle Excise Duty both in the first year of ownership and thereafter.

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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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    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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