Sustainability? Simply connecting the pieces of the Puzzle

Any business, no matter what its size can achieve a sustainable culture through understanding the key issues that they face.

Audits

Why?

Businesses now need to ensure that both existing and planned processes are designed and operated in line with the guiding principles of Sustainability, which we recognise can be a significant challenge. Our sustainability audits are an excellent way of helping you to measure your current sustainability in addition to enabling you to make informed decisions about managing your processes. This will allow you to implement best practices under the three pillars of sustainability.

Offer?

Let us help transform your business by placing the pieces of the puzzle together through a variety of assessment services to help demonstrate more than just a commitment to sustainability. We will ensure you minimise your environmental, social and economic impacts which will improve your sustainability performance keeping you compliant to national and international environmental regulations.

How?

Sustainability Audit

Our audit is a systematic and rigorous step-by-step audit which looks at your positive and negative risks. These are then translated into real operating designs and practices which can deliver new innovative solutions, most importantly, we will not compromise the business financial outcomes.

Waste Audit

Our experienced sustainability consultant will evaluate and analyse your current waste management processes and provide recommendations on where operational efficiencies, cost savings and where improved environmental performance can be achieved. We are not a waste broker, so we do more than just look at your waste and place a cost on it, we provide you with an in-depth report which is an independent non partial opinion.

Gap Analysis

Whether you are looking towards ISO4001 or just developing a EMS our environmental gap analysis will provide a fresh perspective on environmental management practices. Every business we find these useful in assisting with benchmarking environmental performance whilst also preparing for future legislative requirements and potential risks and opportunities that these factors may present.

LCA

Our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) following ISO14040 benchmark used to assess the environmental impacts of a product or material from its origin through to disposal.

Training

Our  training courses cover a wide range of topics, which include:

Carbon Foot printing – This training is designed to give an overview of the areas that must be considered in carbon foot printing, it has been constructed for use by Environmental, Health and Safety and Facilities Managers:

  • as a tool to outline the topic to team members or line managers
  • as a guide to providing awareness of the topic to senior management/directors of the company.

Producer Responsibility – Overview on the regulations which are in place to ensure that businesses are responsible for the recovery and recycling of packaging waste in the UK.

Duty of Care – This course will give you the essential knowledge you need to ensure you control the management of waste and comply with your waste Duty of Care obligations including waste transfer notes.

Waste Legislation – This course will help you understand the key issues related to waste definition, maintaining your legal obligations in relation to waste management, and identify the essential elements of hazardous/special waste controls in England.

Introduction to EMS – This topic describes the aims and benefits of an EMS and the various EMS models available and explains the framework and key elements common to EMS implementation.

Circular Economy – The online course focuses on the importance of circular economy to sustainable development.

Sustainable Roadmaps

We can develop a roadmap which provides guidance for the business on how to integrate sustainability-related objectives and strategies across the business. Best practices are illustrated and the value that can be created across the stages of sustainability integration are highlighted.

Myths

Everybody’s talking about sustainability these days and there is no shortage of ideas about it, what it really means and how to achieve it. However, there are a lot of sustainability myths that exist because of misunderstandings or false statements.

Myth: Carbon offsetting is the answer

Carbon offsetting is when the emissions you create are balanced by the initiatives you support which absorb the equivalent of your emissions. You may have seen companies say that they have a goal to reach net-zero carbon or become carbon neutral. This usually means that they are funding renewable energy.

However, it does not solve the issue that the company funding renewable energy is still producing emissions. This is a form of greenwashing and does not actually contribute to the global problem.

Myth: Sustainability is equal to recycling

Recycling is an important component of sustainability work, but it’s only a part of the story. A greater consideration is the long-term protection of the raw material.

In many cases, recycling may act as a plaster, but the real solution is designing out, reducing or reusing our waste.