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06-04-2011 LONDON CHURCHES TO GO CARBON NEUTRAL THROUGH CLIMATE ACTION PLANS
The Church of England Diocese of London is pleased to announce that it is working to lower churches' energy use and carbon footprint, as part of the Church of England's national Shrinking the Footprint campaign.
04-04-2011 TOOLS TO SUPPORT CARBON REPORTING BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED
Many CSR teams spend at least 50% of their time gathering data and analysing it for use in different reports. Now the focus is gradually moving off simply collecting data and onto benchmarking against the marketplace and using the data to good effect internally.
28-02-2011 THE LOW CARBON KEEP PROGRAM
As spending cuts start to take effect and costs rise it is a difficult time for businesses. As some streams of funding for business are reduced or lost, many remain, amongst them a package called the Low Carbon KEEP Programme.
11-02-2011 CHANGES TO RETIREMENT AGE AND COMPENSATION FIGURES
Changes to the statutory default retirement age (DRA) and the latest changes in figures relating to compensation. Relevant to many businesses, we discusses what these changes are and how these changes may affect you.
04-02-2011 REDUCE, REDUCE, REDUCE...THEN OFFSET
Carbon Retirement is an offsetting firm, so you might be forgiven for thinking we'd be in favour of offsetting as a primary component of an environmental strategy. Well, we're not.....
03-02-2011 SMART WORKING DOESN'T MEAN LONG WORKING
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been under fire for telling his Civil Servants not to put any non-urgent business in his red box after 3pm in the afternoon. He has in fact set a thoroughly good example to businesses up and down the country.
31-01-2011 EMPLOYERS CHARTER
As an employer as long as you act fairly and reasonably, you are entitled to.............
13-01-2011 WHAT DOES CARBON NEUTRAL MEAN?
Carbon neutral products and services are increasingly common: from t-shirts to carpet tiles to beer, if you want it carbon neutral its yours. But what does the term actually mean, and why are organisations so keen to go carbon neutral?
10-01-2011 GETTING EMPLOYEES ACTIVE IS NOT TO BE SNEEZED AT
As the UK went back to work this week, it was reported that almost 2 million workers called in sick at an estimated cost of £302million. Simple steps such as encouraging regular walking and cycling among staff are proving to combat sickness and improve health says UK charity Sustrans.
03-12-2010 BEWARE BONUSES
Bonuses are not confined to the fat cats of the banking world. Many companies offer them on a more modest scale. Surely, employers believe, the prospect of a bonus will make people work harder. The truth is, however, that bonuses can act as a disincentive as much as an incentive.
08-11-2010 NEW CARBON TAX: GOOD FOR TREASURY, BAD FOR ENVIRONMENT
The Government announced on 20th October a change to the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) that means medium and large businesses will end up paying £1bn per year in a carbon tax that will not create a net reduction in greenhouse gases.
04-11-2010 USED COPIERS HOLD SECRETS
Did you know that almost all Digital Copiers since 2002 contain a hard drive? This means that details of every copy, scan, email and fax are sitting hidden within the copies. This could be a time-bomb for your business!
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.
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.

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