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31-10-2010 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR OFFSET PROVIDER
A list of questions to guide consumers in buying Carbon Offsets. Although it is important to take responsibility for your unavoidable emissions, you must make sure that the offset credit you are buying will actually contribute to global emission reductions.
30-10-2010 A SIMPLE GUIDE TO VOLUNTARY CARBON OFFSETTING
Businesses and consumers face a confusing array of contradictory press on carbon offsetting, leaving them unsure of what it is and how to use it. This guide to carbon offsetting deconstructs this complex issue by starting from first principles.
29-10-2010 THE OPEN DOOR THAT NOBODY GOES THROUGH
Businesses all have their own way of doing things, some are more successful than others. Communication is easy when you start out, but when your business grows and you start employing staff, walls appear where there used to be direct access between people.
15-10-2010 MAGIC UNDERWEAR
Body Enhancing Underwear now for men after centuries of women using control & support ... but what has this to do with your business?
05-10-2010 CLIMATE CHANGE - CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY
David Walter, a former correspondent and programme presenter for the BBC and ITN discusses the recession and energy resource efficiency.
17-08-2010 WHO NEEDS INTERIOR PLANTING?
Enhancing your workplace with even just a few plants can have a huge positive impact on your staff. Just one plant can reduce negative mood states, staff headaches, reduce stress, anxiety and depression as well as anger - all making a more productive workforce.
05-08-2010 OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
Encouraging employees to speak up can help businesses become better organisations.
24-06-2010 ARE YOUR TEAM HAVING FUN? - How to get the most from your employees
Create a positive, fun environment in the workplace to get the best from your team. You'll really see a difference but it has to start at the top.
01-06-2010 THAMES GATEWAY SOUTH ESSEX LOW CARBON PROJECT
The Thames Gateway South Essex Low Carbon Project is aimed at companies with less than 250 employees. The initiative is part EU funded and will help businesses in the area reduce their carbon footprint and increase their profitability.
21-05-2010 BASILDON GREEN BUSINESS FORUM
The Green Business Forum is a partnership between local businesses and Basildon District Council. The Forum provides help and advice on environmental issues to businesses in the Basildon District.
07-05-2010 HEALTH FOR WORK ADVICE LINE
Small businesses now have access to the help they need to support an employee when they experience ill health at work.
07-05-2010 PRINCES MAYDAY NETWORK HELPS BUSINESSES TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE
The Princes Mayday Network is the collaborative movement of UK businesses committed to action on climate change.
30-04-2010 ARE YOU AT RISK OF BEING CHARGED WITH CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER?
Are your company directors at risk from being charged with Corporate Manslaughter?
20-04-2010 IS WORK GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING?
Looking after the health and well-being of your workforce reduces loss of experienced staff and stops the costly need of having to find new staff. Looking after employees increases staff moral, staff performance and creates a good company image.
07-04-2010 NEW BRIBERY LAWS - IMPLICATIONS TO EMPLOYERS
Companys that fail to prevent bribery occurring could be liable under the new bribery bill 2010 with heavy financial penalties and with the potential for individual directors to go to jail for up to 10 years and Directors or senior managers who collude with bribery by their employees may also be liable. The bill is in response to international criticism of the UKs failure to act against corruption and it will replace the UK
19-03-2010 WHAT IS THE TRUE COST OF A SKIP?
The construction industry is the UK's largest consumer of natural resources using over 400 million tonnes of material per annum. It generates more than one-third of the UK's waste, of which only half is currently reused or recycled. Every year more than 60 million tonnes of construction waste is sent to landfill.
12-03-2010 FIT NOTE REPLACES SICK NOTE
In spring this year (2010) the current sick note from GPs will be replaced by Fit Notes. Are you ready for the change?
12-03-2010 LIVING ROOFS
On sunny days, the temperature of a conventional asphalt roof can climb to high as 65 degrees; one of the reasons why city areas tend to present with a higher mean temperature than less built up areas during warm spells. This adds to the degree that office air conditioning needs to work to lower temperatures indoors to an HSE accepted level and asphalt roofs also do nothing to alleviate the strain put on our sewerage systems as untreated and undeterred overflow runs off during rainy periods, often leading to flooding in our city streets.
05-03-2010 THE MINDFUL EMPLOYER INITIATIVE
The MINDFUL EMPLOYER initiative originated in the South West Region and is administered by WorkWAYS in Devon. It aims to offer information, advice and support to employers in the public, private and third sectors and invites employers to sign up to an inspirational charter and work towards
05-03-2010 TAKING A WALK DOWN GREEN STREET COULD SAVE YOU MONEY
A new web based tool called eco street has been launched by sustainability experts Envirowise to help businesses identify typical resource efficiency hot spots and provide tailored advice on taking action.

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