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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Transition Window for ISO 9001 : 2008 and ISO 14001 : 2004 has Closed

    Companies who are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and/or ISO 14001:2004 will have to decide if they will transition/upgrade to the new standard, or continue with their current certification.

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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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