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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.
12-02-2010 HOW CAN ECO DESIGN HELP IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT?
With businesses continuing to feel the effects of the economic downturn, there is no better time to investigate the significant benefits that sustainable design can bring.
12-02-2010 GREEN PROCUREMENT KEY TO FUTURE-PROOFING BUSINESSES
The recession has encouraged many business owners to review their procurement policy in a bid to identify cost savings. Green procurement , which essentially means buying products and services based on specific sustainability criteria, not only helps to significantly lower operational costs but also enables companies to reduce their impact on the environment. With suppliers, clients and consumers all becoming more environmentally conscious, green procurement could help provide a significant commercial advantage, not to mention help future-proof operations.
12-02-2010 GREENING THE OFFICE
Envirowise experience has shown that office-based businesses could save as much as 250 pounds per employee per year by taking steps to reduce their use of water, energy and consumables such as paper and packaging. Plus, taking action need not be as costly or time-consuming as some business owners may anticipate - there are a range of quick wins with long-term benefits.
12-02-2010 BUSINESS TO BUSINESS CLUB TO HELP IMPROVE RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
It is widely acknowledged that small businesses looking to improve resource efficiency will often benefit from adopting an environmental management system (EMS). However, more often than not, they lack the knowledge, understanding and time to implement such a system unaided. An environmental management system can help a company identify cost saving opportunities, ensure compliance with relevant legislation, meet the requirements of key customers and reduce the organisations impact on the environment.
05-02-2010 WHAT IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?
A formal Environmental Management System (EMS) can provide a company with a recognisable framework through which its environmental performance can be monitored, improved and controlled. This not only increases the commitment for environmental improvement across the company, but also identifies opportunities for improvements and cost savings on an ongoing basis. It also paves the way for environmental accreditation, which can be a real boost to the company
05-02-2010 RAISING AWARENESS IN THE WORKPLACE
Despite signs that the economy is starting to recover , it is still an imperative for businesses to maintain rigorous cost efficiencies in the year ahead. For many, one of the best ways to reduce operational costs is through improved resource efficiency. As well as prompting cost efficiencies, effective management of resources will help improve client and supplier relationships as well as lead to external accreditation if a system is implemented well.
29-01-2010 BUSINESS AND PEAK OIL
Have you ever considered the impact that poor time keeping has on your business? Have you ever considered the impact that a lack of control on product costs can have? Have you ever worried about staff motivation and how to maintain the highest of standards in both Customer Service and Output? These are questions that as a business owner or manager you will face on a regular, perhaps even daily basis. You take every effort to make sure that your business is secure both financially and physically and yet there are issues that will impact on the day to day and longer term operation of your business that you may not have considered.
29-01-2010 THE BRADFORD FACTOR
The Bradford Factor is a method of calculating absence in order to put a weighting on the absence. For example; a Company will probably be more concerned (and experience more disruption) from frequent odd days sickness, that an employee who has one period of absence for a week.
29-01-2010 MANAGING ABSENCE - REDUCING AND PREVENTING ABSENCE
Absence is a cost for any business - both financially and operationally - and therefore reducing and preventing absence makes good commercial sense.
29-01-2010 THE RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS - WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM 2009?
2010 broke with ice and snow, with airports, rail services and roads all disrupted as we appeared to be getting our seasons back with a vengeance. A very different year from 2009. For the business community, 2009 was a year of global financial crisis with repercussions that travelled all the way down to the smallest company and affected even those large corporates who thought they were recession-proof. It was also a year that showed the promise of a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable economy
26-01-2010 CARBON TRUST LOAN SCHEME
With the launch of the Big Business Refit campaign in September 2009, the Carbon Trust aims to help businesses to scrap their old power-guzzling equipment and replace it with new equipment that
26-01-2010 TOP ENERGY SAVING TIPS FROM THE CARBON TRUST
Top energy saving and cost cutting tips from The Carbon Trust.

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