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Can An EMS Promote Technological Innovation?

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is generally regarded an environmental innovation in itself and is steadily becoming a standard, dominant approach to an organisation’s environmental management. However the debate persists over the role an EMS has on environmental technological innovations and its potential to lead the transition from present production systems. Gregory Unruh offers a […]

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ISO 14001 – Benefits

In a previous post I provided an overview of the environmental management system ISO 14001, discussing its purpose and the procedure needed to be taken so as to achieve certification. An extensive description of objectives and targets can be found here. As a brief reminder, ISO 14001 is has a dual purpose. At a corporate […]

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What Is An EMS?

Increasingly both public and private organizations are recognizing the importance of environmental management for long-term viability, risk management, cost-effectiveness, and client relations. This increased emphasis has led to an increase in need for professionals with a solid understanding of sustainability and environmental management systems. The green jobs market is growing rapidly, and with it the […]

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Are We Finally Ready For The Paperless Office?


Imagine having an office without huge filing cabinets, being able to find any document with a few clicks as opposed to the hassle of looking through huge piles to locate the right one. It sounds incredibly simple, doesn’t it? But are we ready to have a paperless office? Are we ready to digitise all of […]

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What Is ISO 14001 Environmental Management System?


ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard with guidance for environmental management. ISO 14001 is intended to provide the elements of an Environmental Management System (EMS) for achieving environmental and economic goals. The standard is applicable to all types of organisations. The overall aim of ISO 14001 is to ensure environmental protection and prevention of pollution – […]

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Cost Effective Waste Management And Recycling Services

Here’s an interesting article on waste management and recycling by guest blogger Felipe Bazon. After reading this you should check out this little guide on going paperless at work. Recycling commences at the waste disposal level with segregation and containment of individual waste streams. Segregation, containment, transportation and processing of waste streams are parts of […]

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What Is An Environmental Management System?

Here’s an interesting article on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) by guest blogger Eric Monson. Increasing public awareness of environmental issues and responsibilities is fueling the need for the wider business community to demonstrate their green credentials and manage their business activities in an environmentally friendly and cost efficient manner, without adversely affecting profitability. Finding the […]

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10 Going Green Tips At Work

Going green at work can be a great way to save costs, motivate staff and demonstrate your environmental credentials to your clients and prospective clients. In this article I discuss the top 10 going green tips for the workplace. For a more detailed list have a look at our 25 go green ideas for the […]

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