8 March 2019

International Women's Day 2019

This year on International Women’s Day, the Scotland East Regional Group share their collective experiences and thoughts on women in the workplace. Between flexible working, raising children, and progressing at the same rate as their male counterparts, Scotland East highlights how attitudes are slowly changing for the better.

14 February 2019

Starting out in an Environment or Sustainability Career- Read Laura's Top Tips

In October 2017, Laura Archer, an Assistant Planner at Adams Hendry Consulting Limited attended the ‘Big Green Event’ at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. There she met Peter Jones, a Policy Officer at IEMA and has been a part of IEMA Futures ever since. We interviewed Laura to find out a bit more about her involvement in IEMA futures and what aims she has for her future career and any tips she can offer for those just starting out in our profession.

7 February 2019

Considering a plant-based diet?

This January is ‘Veganuary’ and record numbers of people have joined the pledge to try vegan this month, with a reported 14,000 signing up on Sunday 30th December 2018 alone. Clare Day from Sweco talks about her decision to turn vegan, her top four sustainability reasons for switching to a plant based diet and advises that the "single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact is adopting a healthy plant-based diet".

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.

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