IEMA Press Releases
This page contains all recent press releases from the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).
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Thursday 21st June 2012
Environment professionals propose changes to ISO14001 that will lead to significant business and environmental benefits
ISO14001 is the world’s most successful voluntary approach to improving environmental performance in businesses and public sector organisations. With over 250,000 organisations in 155 countries certified against the standard’s requirements, ISO 14001 is now being revised by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
“Growing at a rate of over 25,000 organisations per year, ISO14001 has proved both popular and effective at providing a framework through which organisations across the world manage their impacts on the environment. Environment professionals are ambitious and realistic. They want a revised standard that not only delivers greater environmental improvements and helps organisations to meet growing environmental challenges, but also enables more businesses to participate,” said Martin Baxter, Executive Director of IEMA and UK lead representative for the revisions of ISO14001.
Tuesday 19th June 2012
Mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions for
FTSE listed companies is a step forward for business
and the environment
IEMA calls for Government to speed up process of introducing
mandatory reporting for all large companies - over 90% of environmental
professionals working in UK businesses support GHG
reporting for all large companies.
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, the UK’s leading environmental professional association representing over 15,000 practitioners, welcomed the Government’s decision to introduce mandatory greenhouse gas reporting for listed companies (around 1,800) and then broadened out for all large companies by 2015.
“This is a welcome decision for UK plc and demonstrates international leadership as part of the Rio discussions. Mandatory greenhouse gas reporting will deliver benefits for both the UK economy and the environment, and turn the environment into a mainstream business opportunity. However, we will not see the full benefits of
mandatory reporting until it is introduced for all large businesses (around 24,000).
Monday 18th June 2012
Business and public sector organisations call for long term policy and price certainty in the Government’s CRC consultation
“Government urgently needs to address the need for long term carbon price and policy certainty in the CRC scheme. The majority of private and public sector professionals IEMA consulted consider that long term carbon price certainty is vital to enable effective business planning and investment in energy efficiency,” said Martin Baxter, Executive Director, Policy, IEMA.
The CRC consultation proposals for simplifying the scheme and reducing administrative costs have also not convinced businesses and public sector organisations. “Most IEMA members do not consider that the Government’s proposals will achieve significant cost savings and many will not automatically change their systems if government changes the rules,” said Martin Baxter, Executive Director, Policy, IEMA.
Tuesday 27th March 2012
Unacceptable delay - Government has failed to reach a decision on making greenhouse gas reporting mandatory
Today the Government announced that it will further delay its decision on whether to make greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting mandatory for business. The Government has had over 4 years to make a decision on this since the Climate Change Act was published in 2008.
“This is an unacceptable delay. We are extremely disappointed that the Government has failed to reach a decision on whether to make GHG reporting mandatory for business. The Government has had 4 years to make a decision, held a number of consultations, and built up a strong evidence base that demonstrates that GHG reporting delivers cost savings for business and environmental benefits. The Government needs to urgently make a decision on this,” said Martin Baxter, Executive Director - Policy, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Friday 16th March 2012
IEMA Welcomes Government Action on Resource Security
The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) welcomes today’s launch of Government’s Resource Security Action Plan (RSAP), which demonstrates clear action to highlight both the resource threats faced by UK business and a partnership approach to reducing such risks.
Thursday 2nd February 2012
IEMA Named Winner of International Award
The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) has been declared winner of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)’s 2012 Institutional Award in recognition of its work on environmental impact assessment (EIA).
Tuesday 15th November 2011
Environmental graduates set to be the leaders of the future
This year’s crop of environmental graduate award winners announced at the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s (IEMA) annual 2011 conference are demonstrating the leadership skills of the future - innovative thinking, hard work, professional leadership and exceptional communications skills.
Thursday 23rd June 2011
Environmental practitioners deliver cost savings for UK business
Environmental practitioners with a combination of environmental, management and leadership skills are driving cost savings and delivering environmental improvements for business, according to research launched today by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Tuesday 17th May 2011
New Quality Mark Scheme Launched Today
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the UK’s largest environmental professional association representing over 15,000 practitioners, is today launching a unique stamp of approval for organisations that demonstrate a dedication to excellence in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Monday 9th May 2011
Mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions
will turn the environment into a mainstream business
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the UK’s leading environmental professional association representing over 15,000 practitioners, responded to the launch of the government’s consultation on GHG reporting published today.
Tuesday 30th November 2010
Mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions is vital for business and the environment.
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the UK’s largest environmental professional association representing over 15,000 practitioners, responded to the government’s evidence on GHG reporting published today and called on government to quickly introduce mandatory reporting on greenhouse gas emissions for large companies.
Thursday 9th November 2010
Research by IEMA shows a 28% increase over the last 2 years in the use of formal environmental management systems by organisations in the UK.
Figures collected by IEMA shows that the number of UKAS accredited ISO14001 certificates in the UK have risen significantly in the last two years, with over 8500 certificates now issued representing an increase of 28% on figures from IEMA’s research in 2008.
Wednesday 3rd November 2010
IEMA Reveal Winner of 2010 Graduate Award at Environment and Business Conference
A Graduate from the University of Seattle and Queen’s University Belfast claimed the coveted IEMA Graduate Award 2010 last week during an industry conference.
Monday 4th October 2010
Business professionals call for reporting on greenhouse gas emissions to become mandatory
80% of environmental professionals working in UK businesses say that mandatory reporting is needed if business is to play its part
in the green economy.
Thursday 19th August 2010
Senior Environmentalists Urged to Nominate Graduate Green Shoots of Talent
Leaders of Environmental organisations including consultancies, quangos and charities are being encouraged to nominate their graduate staff who have made a real difference to their organisation for a leading industry award.
Thursday 19th August 2010
Businesses Urged to Nominate Graduate Green Shoots of Talent
Businesses that have invested in green jobs and skills are being encouraged to nominate their graduate staff who have made a real environmental difference to their organisation for a leading industry award.
Thursday 19th August 2010
HR Professionals Urged to Nominate Graduate Green Shoots of Talent
HR managers within organisations that have invested in green jobs and skills are being encouraged to nominate their graduate staff for a leading industry award.
Thursday 19th August 2010
Graduates Urged to Work With Their Boss To Enter Green Award
Environmental Graduates have a unique opportunity to have their work achievements recognised, but now have less than one month to persuade their boss to nominate them for a leading industry award.
Tuesday 18th August 2010
Leading Body Seeks Your Views to Influence Government Stance on EIA
Members of the largest environmental professional body are currently taking part in a large-scale UK survey to provide input into the European Commission review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive.
Monday 19th July 2010
Leading Body Welcomes Government’s Decision to Conduct Second Energy Policy Consultation
Following “serious concerns” raised during a Government consultation on National Energy Policy Statements, the leading environmental professional body has today welcomed news that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will launch a second consultation in the autumn.
Tuesday 13th July 2010
Key to making green claims is “improved performance” says leading environmental body
New research from Defra highlights a forthcoming shift in green claims, highlighting the strategic link between ‘brand’ and environmental responsibility.
Tuesday 15th June 2010
Consideration, Direction and Advice-IEMA leads the way with new practitioner guidance
The UK’s first set of “crucial” practitioner guidance on climate change mitigation in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for business, planning and development is launched this week.