Archive for 'standards'

New biodiversity management standard »

A new standard aims to provide authorities, developers, planners and local government ecologists with the necessary information and methodology to make sound decisions on biodiversity issues.

New initiatives mark anniversary of international standard for sustainable events »

Positive Impact is marking the first anniversary of the International Standard for Event Sustainability Management Systems, ISO 20121, with a series of free webinars and educational materials.

Resources round-up: climate factsheets, green procurement, policy database, wellbeing evidence, standards »

The SDRN highlights new online resources: climate factsheets for communicators; European uptake of green public procurement; database of policies and measures; wellbeing evidence for policy; standards for change?

The benefits of environmental management systems for small and medium enterprises »

Defra’s recent study on environmental management in SMEs presents new evidence of the financial benefits of green business, showing that embedding resource efficiency across business operations brings benefits to the whole organisation.

The impact of product footprinting »

Defra's Sustainable Product and Consumers team provides an overview of recent developments in the fast developing area of product footprinting, including new step-by-step guidance from BSI on the PAS 2050 method.

Water footprinting and beyond »

Defra’s Sustainable Product and Consumers team considers ongoing discussion about the meaning and implementation of water footprinting, as a growing number of companies identify water as a substantial risk to their business.

Which phone? »

Ilka Weissbrod, Senior Sustainability Advisor in Innovation at Forum for the Future, welcomes the UK’s first sustainable rating scheme for mobile phones, developed in partnership with Telefónica O2 UK.