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Companies struggling with asbestos risk assessments, says legislation expert

by Cedrec Information Systems Ltd,  (Mar. 20, 2014)

The risks associated with asbestos are still not given the time and severity that they warrant and facilities throughout the UK are still not following their legal responsibilities, according to specialists in environmental and H&S legislation Cedrec. The new style of asbestos controls, originally set under the Control of Asbestos Regulations ...

New survey from environment experts reveals ISO 14001 uncertainty

by Cedrec Information Systems Ltd,  (Aug. 11, 2014)

Overwhelming uncertainty about the impact revisions to ISO 14001 will have is revealed in a new survey from specialists Cedrec.  ISO 14001, a global standard for environmental management, is currently under review, with an update version due to be available in early 2015.  ...

MML appoints Altius to assure contractor compliance

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Sep. 2, 2014)

Facilities Management specialist Maintenance Management Ltd (MML) has appointed Altius Vendor Assessment to manage contractor pre-assessment, compliance and accreditation on behalf of its high street retail customers. MML provides an outsourced hard and soft FM service on behalf of major national retailers. Its partnership with Altius provides an ...

UNEP Targets Innovative Learning to Reduce Disaster Risk Worldwide

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Aug. 26, 2014)

In the past decade, natural disasters have cost over 1.2 million lives and economic losses have continued to skyrocket. Projections indicate that damages from disasters will climb up to US$400 billion per year and with climate change expected to worsen these impacts, identifying innovative solutions and responses has become an urgent priority. ...

`Most progressive water utility in Africa` receives 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Sep. 2, 2014)

eThekwini Water and Sanitation, serving the Durban metropolitan area, today received the Stockholm Industry Water Award at a ceremony during World Water Week, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation. “I stand here today as part of a team of dedicated professionals who have worked with me over the past ...

Taking supplier information management seriously

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Aug. 14, 2014)

The recent research based on a poll by Trade Interchange shows a poor grasp of supplier information in the FM sector, but it is encouraging to see that almost 60% of those FM professionals polled plan to invest in improving supplier information management processes and systems over the next 18 months. The research highlights that the main fears of ...

WWF guide for banks provides plan for sustainable finance

by WWF International  (Aug. 27, 2014)

A new guide released today by WWF explains how banks can go beyond reputation and risk management to embrace transformative change. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration for Banks: A Guide to Starting Implementation shows how financial institutions acting as ...

World’s Leading Institutional Investors Managing $24 Trillion Call for Carbon Pricing, Ambitious Global Climate Deal

by Ceres  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon ...

VIS and Trucost collaborate on new resource efficiency investment opportunity

by Trucost Plc  (Sep. 11, 2014)

VIS Essential Investments has launched an index to track the performance of financially successful and resource efficient companies using data supplied by environment analyst Trucost. The VIS Energy, Food and Water (EFW) Efficiency Index enables investors to identify companies best placed to generate long-term growth with lower impacts. VIS is a ...

New guidance on effective engagement between power generators and contractors

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Sep. 12, 2014)

With extensive and frequent use of contractors and sub-contractors in power generation, it is clear that effective leadership and communications can play a key role in improving safety. The Energy Institute (EI)'s Power Utilities Technical Committee (PUTC) has released its latest guidance, entitled Engaging contractors: Partnership approaches to ...

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