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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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Customers, governments and campaigners all want businesses to embrace sustainability, but change is taking a long time to come. So, what’s stopping them?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a no-deal Brexit on the table, how are businesses going to meet their climate change requirements?
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
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.
Find out which of the ISO Standards help to meet the United Nation's (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.
Ten tips to becoming a greener, more environmentally friendly business.
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.
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.