The latest ESHCon E-Newsletter (June 2014) is now available.
ESHCon – commercial benefit through environmental management.
|It’s (currently) a beautiful day outside and I’ve been enjoying running down on Brighton seafront this week. What better time of the year than this to think about putting the environment into your business? So, here is the latest ESHCon e-newsletter with news & opportunities. Follow me on Twitter for updates or please do get in touch for a chat.
Environmental Training – See the Benefits
Did you know environmental training adds value to you personally & your organisation?
- Business benefits – efficiencies, cost savings, legal compliance and win business.
- Personal benefits – increased knowledge & skills, be an effective part of your organisation, further your career, extra responsibilities could bring more pay.
ESHCon’s next training course is on Wed 2nd July with the University of Brighton.
The introductory course covers environmental issues, ISO 14001 Management Systems, improvement activities and cost savings. Plus gain a CIEH qualification.
Only £275 (VAT-free) to include course materials, assessment, lunch and refreshments.
It’s a good intro to all staff and managers; plus an overview for those taking on environmental responsibilities.
Standards & Top Tips
Triple Carbon Trust Standard Certification
Achieving recognised standards demonstrates your commitment to sustainability, highlights your achievements and improves your reputation.I am an accredited assessor for all three Carbon Trust Standards – Waste, Water and Carbon – and have seen some very interesting examples recently, including an industrial laundry provider, an NHS Trust and a retail broadcaster.While you can apply for them separately, a growing number of organisations are choosing multiple certifications. Watch the new video case study featuring AkzoNobel and The FA on achieving triple certification.ESHCon Top Tips
There are just so many things an organisation can do to reduce its impact on the environment, identify savings and see the commercial benefits. I’ve compiled a list of (just) 100 to give you ideas to get started.
Every day I’ll be sharing another of ESHCon’s Top Tips for Environmental Management. Follow me on Twitter to keep up to date.
Eco Technology Show
Come to the Eco Technology Show, taking place in Brighton on 26th
June. Choose from over 70 speakers & 140 exhibitors, giving practical ideas on energy management, build, water and waste, transport, technology & resource efficiency.Plus Sussex SMEs in environmental sectors can access £1,000 grants to help fund a graduate intern.
ESOS – Compulsory energy audits
Legislation requiring large companies to carry out energy audits to identify energy and carbon reductions, is expected to be finalised this month.The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
could see all businesses with >250 employees & turnover >€50 million carry out comprehensive audits of all their energy usage, including transport. Done every four years, the first must be completed by end 2015. See my blog
for more information.Charity Work
OK, not environmental news, but I thought I’d share a bit about my own involvement in charity
Firstly I’m a regular volunteer for the Sussex Community Foundation
, which raises funds for and makes grants to local charities and community groups. I’m involved in events and with grant applications & approvals. Since its launch in 2006, SCF has raised over £16 million and awarded grants to over 2,000 community groups.I’ll also be doing
a spot of fundraising myself next month when I’ll be running the Race for Life
for Cancer Research. This is a good challenge for me, not only to raise money but also complete the distance, after getting back into running (well, jogging) again. Wish me luck!