Articles from Transform October 2018

Virgin Atlantic to trial recycled jet fuel

Virgin Atlantic has trialed a ground breaking jet fuel made from recycled waste gases to power one of its Orlando to London flights for the first time...

Burberry to stop destroying unsold products

Luxury fashion company Burberry has announced that it will immediately end the controversial practice of destroying unsold products after fierce publi...

Bold ambitions, exciting plans

Last month we held our 2018 AGM. As well as approving the previous year’s accounts and voting in new Board members, those who attended heard about the...

Power of the people

David Burrows examines how activist groups are influencing big businesses to improve their environmental responsibility.

Modern slavery: time to walk free

The Co-op’s policy and campaigns director, Paul Gerrard FIEMA, talks to Chris Seekings about rooting out modern slavery and human trafficking from sup...

Gaining a foothold

Small businesses are using innovation and disruption to tackle the global waste crisis. Katie Burton talks to four new start-ups in the sector.

Gender diversity creates greener companies and parliaments

Companies with gender-balanced boards are far less likely to be sued for breaching environmental laws, while parliaments with greater female represent...

Companies ‘cherry-picking’ sustainable reporting standards

A “huge variation” in sustainable reporting standards worldwide has rendered meaningful comparisons “impossible” according to an international study, ...

Circular economy and bio-economy must work in tandem – EEA report

Incorporating circular economy principles into the bioeconomy will be needed to ensure rising demand for food and bioenergy does not worsen over-explo...

New directors appointed at 2018 AGM

The 18th IEMA Annual General Meeting was held on 12 September, with members confirming the appointment of three new Non-Executive Directors to the IEM...

3,000 members say #IClickedTheCode

More than 20% of all IEMA members renewed their commitment to the new IEMA Code of Professional Conduct during September.

What will a new UK environment act look like?

With less than six months to go before the UK exits the EU, IEMA – as part of the Broadway Initiative – is seeking your views on the Blueprint for an ...

Download your new Sustainability in Practice guide

Sustainability in Practice: Managing Compliance with Environmental and Human Rights Law in Organisations was launched on 27 September.

Volunteers sought for steering group

Another busy year for the Impact Assessment Network steering group is coming to an end. In accordance with our terms of reference, four members are st...

October 2018: New regulations

The latest guidance, consultations and legislation.

Industry case study: Farnborough Airport

Farnborough Airport’s environment manager talks exclusively to TRANSFORM about how the site became the world’s first business aviation airport to achi...

Dyehouse fined for operating without environmental permit

The operators of an illegal textile dyehouse, based in a residential area of Leicester, have been fined almost £60,000 in fines and costs.

Application for review on end-of-waste status dismissed

The case of R. (on the application of Protreat Ltd) v Environment Agency, an application for judicial review, has been refused.

Drought plans to continue into November

The National Drought Group has stressed the need to use water wisely, following the pressures placed on water resources and the environment during thi...

ESG reporting: a route through a maze

Anuj Saush discusses how companies can manage their ESG reporting workload in a more productive way.

Brexit: in the doghouse

The ministerial rhetoric behind the government’s post-Brexit environmental watchdog is impressive, but will it have any power? Huw Morris reports.

Troubled transition

As Guyana embarks on the shift from agrarian to oil-rich economy, Steve Rowan and Leeza Pickering ponder whether it can avoid the pitfalls of the ‘res...

Raising the standard

David Fatscher introduces the new international standard for sustainable cities.

Webinar book club: Doughnut Economics

Richard Clarke reviews IEMA’s August webinar book group session, which covered Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics.

Sussex and Surrey: Augmented Reality Nature Trail

On August 29th Sussex and Surrey Region joined up with the beautiful Bluedotaug to host an event with a difference.

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