The important area of sustainability focuses on developing procedures and ways of working that do not produce negative environmental effects or impossibly high costs to those involved. It works towards providing for the needs of the world's current population without damaging the ability of future generations. Issues such as climate change, energy and waste are just a few of the key areas of concern.
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ISO 14001 is changing this year
ISO 14001 has been reviewed and edited by a committee of industry experts to make sure it maintains its relevance in today’s marketplace. The new version of ISO 14001 will be published in September 2015.
The final draft of ISO 14001 has been published in July, so you can get early insight into the standard and start preparing your business for the change. We are also updating ISO 14004 Environmental management systems. General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques which includes practical guidelines on the successful implementation and operation of an environmental management system, performance testing and doing management reviews.
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BS 8485:2015 - Code of practice for the design of protective measures for methane and carbon dioxide ground gases for new buildings
BS 8485 has been rewritten and much expanded - from 19 pages to 94. It includes clearer guidance on interpreting gas monitoring data and selecting membranes, changes to gas protection scores, and many other new features.
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Sustainability for and by Information Communications Technology (ICT) White paper
This white paper describes the problem of energy growth and considers the carbon-reducing solutions that some ICT applications make possible. It raises the question of the future traffic of the internet and possible regulation, access, pricing, taxation or even bandwidth limitation. We hope that it stimulates debate surrounding the value of the digital services that the internet provides.
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