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5 December 2018

World Environment Day- 6 Months On

A reflection of the World Environment Day campaign, the 6 month on activity, its impact and also a insightful look at the plastic industry and history of how this useful material has developed over the years and the increasing issues with impact on the environment.

29 November 2018

Celebrating the Climate Change Act

The UK Climate Change Act is 10 this week. How far have we come in that time, and where could more progress be made? Martin Baxter gives his view.

12 September 2018

Blueprint for a new Environment Act

The forthcoming new Environment Act is an opportunity to establish a world-leading framework for the environment. Martin Baxter, IEMA’s Chief Policy Advisor sets out initial thoughts developed as part of the Broadway Initiative, on what’s needed in legislation to help set a firm and progressive direction for future prosperity.

11 September 2018

Why do we need Codes of Conduct?

Why are professional codes of conduct still needed in the 21st century? Is it just about compliance, or are there times when we really need systems like this in place to fall back on? Claire Kirk discusses – from her professional and personal perspective – how the IEMA Code of Professional Conduct helps her give good advice and carry out her role.

5 September 2018

Professional standards - it’s all about trust

The Chair of IEMA’s Professional Standards Committee talks about the relevance, value and importance of professional trust, and how IEMA’s new Code of Professional Conduct provides crucial guidance at a critical stage in the institute’s history.

21 June 2018

2018 deadline for Germany WEEE registration and scoping: what you need to do to remain compliant

On 15th August 2018, the EU WEEE scope changes from 10 categories to 6. This blog updates you on the changes to German WEEE legislation and what you need to do to remain compliant with the law, including new scope and registration details.

15 June 2018

What I learnt about Leadership 2.0.

In business, virtues - such as respect, honesty, responsibility and consideration - must be modeled. They require daily proactive, positive examples exhibited at the top, if they are to shape a credible and lasting organisational culture. More than codes of conduct and compliance, moral character in leadership can shape and inspire an organisation’s values.

6 June 2018

Am I addicted to plastic? And, more importantly, can I kick the habit?

Plastic is everywhere in our lives. It’s in our homes, workplaces, shops, cafes, cars; the list goes on and on. However, that plastic has now made its way into our rivers, lakes and seas.

24 May 2018

De-regulation - Time to ditch the One-In, Three-Out Rule

When the One-In, One-Out rule was launched in 2010, the stated objective was to “bear down on the cost and volume of regulation in the economy.” The central aim of the policy was to restrict government departments from implementing new regulations, unless they also identified for repeal another regulation with an equivalent estimated cost to business.

8 May 2018

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