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Industry experts weigh in on new and buzzworthy EHS news, giving you advice, insights, and best practices on the latest Environmental, Health & Safety regulations – providing everything you need to know for EHS compliance management. Get researched insights into EHS topics affecting your business.

We’re committed to helping companies like yours maintain safe, efficient, environmentally-conscious operations. Use the buttons below to find EH&S blog posts that match your specific interests. And if you don’t see the type of content you need, please let us know!

Proven Methods for Boosting Your Eco-Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

To top off the week, we're sharing a great blog article from EHSToday.com, a great source of practical and tested tips for improving your environmental performance.

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Also posted in: Sustainability, ISO, EHS

ISO 50001: The Energy Management Standard

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Managing your energy consumption is an essential step in becoming a sustainable business. That’s true for both big businesses and small facilities. But until now there hasn’t been a standardized methodology for measuring your energy consumption through individual processes and connecting that back to your sustainability efforts…

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Also posted in: GHG, Energy Management, EMS, ISO

The Role of the Environmental Champion for ISO 14001 Certification

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

The success of almost any environmental program - like LEED, ISO 14001 certification, or voluntary greenhouse gas reporting - practically hinges on having an environmental champion spearheading the project. That one person’s passion and commitment can make or break the entire initiative.

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Also posted in: ISO

Understanding ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

If your business is looking at getting ISO 14001 certification - an internationally-recognized emblem of environmental stewardship - then you’ve probably already begun looking into implementing an ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS).

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Also posted in: ISO, EMS

How the New ISO Standard Tackles Environmental Cost Management

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published a new environmental management standard, ISO 14051. This new ISO standard is designed to reduce a facility’s environmental impact while increasing profitability through the use of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA). But how does it work?

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Also posted in: ISO

New ISO 14051 Standard For Environmental Management Accounting

Posted by Ross O'Lochlainn

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is responsible for developing the industry standard certification for environmental management - the ISO 14001 standard. It seems they have now focused their attention on going beyond environmental management and begun to focus on standards to improve sustainability. With their latest standard, ISO 14051:2011, also known as Material Flow Cost Accounting, they're looking to drive companies to become further responsible for the waste they generate from their material use. Companies would not only want to pay attention to these sorts of standards for the environmental impact, but also because of the real financial impact they present, as their website www.iso.org explains...

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Also posted in: ISO

ISO 14001 Checklist in Action: A Link Round-Up

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

ISO 14001 certification is one of the best ways to demonstrate to the world that your business is environmentally responsible and sustainability-minded. This is why so many big name companies (and a lot of small ones too) are getting on board with ISO 14001 standards. In fact, since 2004, the number of ISO 14001 certifications being achieved grew by 70 percent! So, how did they all get to this point?

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Also posted in: ISO

The ISO 14001 Software Conundrum

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

ISO 14001 is the most recognized standard of environmental responsibility and corporate sustainability.  So it’s no surprise that businesses around the world are constantly searching for the fastest and easiest way to get ISO 14001 certified. And that’s not a bad thing: ISO 14001 certification is all about how effective your environmental management system is, not how long it took to develop or what sort processes you took to get there. ISO 14001 is all about the end result: ensuring your business does the right thing for the planet. So, where's the conundrum?

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Also posted in: ISO

Looking for ISO 14001 Software? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by Alex Chamberlain

Finding the right ISO 14001 software can be a challenge if you don't know what you're looking for. Getting ISO 14001 certified is a fast growing trend as companies increasingly understand the financial and environmental benefits of going green. Since 2004 the number of ISO 14001 certifications grew by 70%. Today, almost 7,200 organizations in North America join more than 188,000 organizations worldwide in being ISO 14001 certified.

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Also posted in: ISO