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Is it spring yet? Yes – and here’s the latest Anya Ledwith CEnvESHCon e-newsletter with news & opportunities. Follow me on Twitter for updates or please do get in touch for a chat.

Anya Ledwith CEnv Call 07952 987 772 or email info@eshcon.co.uk

Supplier opportunities & requirements

I am often finding that larger companies expect their suppliers to prove their environmental credentials. And why not? It’s important to them & their own customers, so their suppliers need to be involved.I recently attended a Meet the Buyer Event for the Rampion Wind Farm scheme, that E-On are hoping to start building off the Sussex Coast next year. The project will require numerous items and services – including equipment, security, legal, communications, vessels and crews. See their website to register your company, find out about service/product requirements and timescales.

E-On encourage suppliers to demonstrate environmental and H&S certification. Certifying your company to ISO 14001 can help you win new business.

I can help you put in your ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

Events

Are you going to Sustainability Live?Sustainability Live is THE event for energy and water management – taking place at The NEC 1st to 3rd April. There are loads of speakers & sessions to help you deliver your sustainability goals.

Last year I gave a presentation on successful certification, with top tips from an assessor. I’ll be again presenting at the Environment & Energy Awards, which (for the seventh year!) I have been judging. Looking forward to a glittering evening.

I’m not speaking at the show this time so will be free to listen and mingle.  If you are going & would like to meet up, please let me know.

Business Benefits of Being Green – An Introductory Breakfast

New to environment in business & don’t know if it’s for you? Confused on where to start? Come and hear me speak next on the Business Benefits of Being Green.  I’ll cover the commercial benefits and take you through some simple measures to put in place, covering energy, waste and transport.

8th April, Ashdown Park Hotel, in the Sussex countryside. Please register here.

Other News

Waste Carrier LicenseDid you know that you need to register as a waste carrier if you regularly transport waste as part of your business? Well now this applies even if you’re just carrying your own company’s waste, e.g. between sites. You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t register.  Click here to register & for more info.

ESOS – Compulsory energy audits

New legislation currently being prepared will require companies to audit their energy usage to identify energy and carbon reductions.  The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) could see all businesses with more than 250 employees carry out comprehensive audits of all their energy usage, including transport. Done every four years, the first must be completed by end 2015.

Consultation has closed & DECC is reviewing responses, in preparation of the legislation.  See my blog for more information.

CEOs taking note of rising energy costs

A third of chief executives and managing directors say they have taken control of energy efficiency decisions in their businesses, according to a survey by EEF and npower.  Nearly all cite reducing energy use & costs as the main reasons for investing in energy efficiency. Not surprising as, since 2002, the industrial price of gas has increased by 122% and electricity by 94%.  However, nearly 2/3 of the companies said that that reducing their carbon footprint also was a driver for energy efficiency activities.

New ISO 14001 on its way

ISO 14001, the international standard for Environmental Management Systems, is currently being reviewed and improved. The proposed changes will include a stronger emphasis on truly embedding sustainability into the organisation and showing leadership.

A draft international standard (DIS) is expected at the end of the year, with the final standard published in 2015.  More information on the new standard, its requirements and how you should be preparing, will be in ESHCon’s next newsletter.

Thinking of certifying to ISO 14001? You may want to do it sooner rather than later, ahead of the new requirements next year. Call me for advice.

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