Waste Audits Articles

  • Are you wasting the cashback potential of energy audits?

    If  the government offered your business £20 cashback on every £100 you spent on energy, you would probably head for the front of the queue.  Yet that's exactly the sort of money saving opportunity an energy audit can deliver. The Carbon Trust's analysis of a sample of recent ESOS energy savings opportunities ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • European Court Of Auditors Releases Report On EU Biofuel Sustainability Certifications

    On July 21, 2016, the European Court of Auditors released Special Report No 18/2016: The EU system for the certification of sustainable biofuels. This report assessed the existing biofuels sustainability certification framework of the European Commission (EC) and highlighted key issues with the system. Issues with the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Environment Agency Environmental Management Quality Protocols: converting waste into non-waste products

    Many organisations are unaware of how waste impacts their bottom line. The EU Waste Framework Directive outlines 5 core steps for dealing with waste and when ranked according their environmental impact, they make up the ‘waste hierarchy’. With an increase in demand for resources and increasing input costs, businesses could benefit substantially from adopting the waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste Crime: How do we tackle Britain’s dirty secret?

    Fly-tipping, illegal tips and tax evasion are costing the UK more than half a billion pounds a year, according to a report on waste crime. According to a report commissioned by the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET) and written by written by Eunomia Research & Consulting, the problem of crime in the waste and resource sector is a growing blight on our society and, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Seeing Through The Fog

    Many of you have heard the old cliché, “you get what you pay for.” For the purposes of this article, I’d like you to apply this thought towards your corporation’s business relationship with its vendors. In today’s business world, this statement still applies to the various business segments in which your corporation has decided to utilize an external vendor to ...


    By Dynamic Recycling

  • Events organisers committed to green - case study

    Stillwater Sport and Entertainment approached NCC in 2009 to assist with writing up an Environemental Management Plan for the ProNutro African Xtrail. Stillwater Sport and Entertainment, a leader in the event management and brand activation industry, strives for bigger, better green events with the endorsement and assistance of NCC Environmental Services. Stillwater Sport and Entertainment ...

  • Flying the green kite at the Cape Town International Kite Festival - case study

    Since 2011 NCC has been appointed to provide full environmental management services at the Cape Town International Kite Festival. The Kite Festival Organisers approached NCC in 2010, to assist with writing up an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the event. Because the event is held on the banks of the Zandvlei Nature Reserve, the organisers have been asked by the Managing Authority to ...

  • Debunking efficiency misconceptions

    Your clients may hold some common misconceptions about how to begin conserving energy in their homes. In this article, I hope to debunk a few of those misconceptions. An audit from a company like EnergyLink is a good place to begin; it shows homeowners where to concentrate.  A report called Driving Demand for ...

  • Outsourced EHS consulting support - how the convergence business model provides quality, flexibility and business value case study

    Client: $1+ billion US Global Company Sector: Life Sciences Services: Outsourced country environmental, health and safety (EHS) consulting Additional Specialty Focus Areas: Legal registers, compliance plans, risk assessments, training, liaison with regulatory agencies, incident investigation, vendor due diligence, waste ...


    By convergence consulting LLC

  • What You Don`t Know Can Hurt You - Environmental Audits

    What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You An Environmental Audit is a Good Way to Minimize Risks and Save Money By: Raymond Kane P.E. CPEA The mere mention of the word “audit” conjures up feelings of anxiety and concern that bad things are about to happen. Who looks forward to an IRS audit and what company doesn’t worry that their ...

  • What does the US/China agreement mean for efficiency?

    The energy efficiency market has a gawky quality. It is not exactly one market but a conglomeration of various industries as diverse as appliance manufacturers, energy auditors, smart meter software designers and cogeneration developers. They are unified only in their ability to save energy. All arms and legs as it may appear, the efficiency market seems ready to shoot to a new level of maturity. ...

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Guidelines for identifying business risks and opportunities arising from ecosystem change

    Ecosystems provide businesses with numerous benefits or “ecosystem services.” Forests supply timber and wood fiber, purify water, regulate climate, and yield genetic resources. River systems provide freshwater, power, and recreation. Coastal wetlands filter waste, mitigate floods, and serve as nurseries for commercial fisheries. However, human activities are rapidly degrading these and other ...

  • Becoming a Zero Emissions Brewery

    Diverting 600 tons annually from landfills turn hops, grains, pallets, cardboard, glass, office paper and shrink wrap into major savings — and great beer! ALMOST AS FAMOUS for reducing its waste as for making great beer, Mad River Brewing Company of Blue Lake, California is renowned for its Steelhead and Jamaica ales as well as its ten Waste Reduction Awareness Program (WRAP) awards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Untitled Document Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. ...


    By ERS Global

  • A Global Corporation`s Findings: The Link Between Environmental & Financial Performance

    Sara Lee Corporation (SLC) believes social responsibility is an important part of its business philosophy that has value in the global community. A significant opportunity receiving increased attention from multinational companies is added corporate value from strategic investment in environmental management programs. Institutional investors, led by the large pension funds, have begun to evaluate ...


    By ERS Global

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. Why is this important? If you ask these companies, you will generally hear this reason Risk management The liabilities resulting from noncompliance with environmental regulations can be severe, and include both monetary penalties and personal ...


    By ERS Global

  • The ISO 14000 Family of Standards - Frequently Asked Questions

    What is ISO 14000? Developed by ISO Technical Committee 207, which has as its scope of work “standardization in the field of environmental management tools and systems”, ISO 14000 is a series of international, voluntary environmental management standards, guides and technical reports. There are presently 14 standards, 2 technical reports (TRs) and a guide published in the 14000 series, with 3 ...


  • Environmental Audit of Office Management (1991): Norwich Union Financial Services Group

     For an outlay of about $55,000 on new equipment and processes, Norwich Union has estimated savings of $217,000 per annum on its office running costs. The savings were in costs of energy, stores and stationery, car fleet management and waste management. Norwich also found that the initiative boosted staff morale, and has introduced similar procedures in its inter-state offices. Background ...


  • Environmental Audit and Introduction of Multiple Cleaner Production Measures: Goulburn Wool Scour

     Amid the recession of the late 1980s, Goulburn Wool Scour achieved industry leadership by adopting a management philosophy based on the three R’s - reduce, reuse and recycle. Cleaner production measures, including a pre-treatment process that allows the recovery of waste products for sale or use in the property, have improved product quality, cut costs and changed the plant from an ...


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