Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Is Environmental Sustainability Important for your Company?

Written by Astutis Blog on 17 June 2019 14:03:01 BST

Businesses need to make environmental sustainability a priority

Can you say that your colleagues have enough green knowledge? Are they aware of the main environmental and economic risks and opportunities for your organisation? Businesses have a responsibility to manage their sustainability within the supply chain and markets they operate. Companies need to begin with their people and embedding the importance of environmental sustainability into all job roles.

This post will outline how to make your organisation more environmentally sustainable with IEMA training for your people.

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Tags: Environment

What to expect from the IEMA Foundation Certificate Exam

Written by Jason Mordecai on 26 April 2019 15:08:04 BST

If you're considering taking the IEMA Foundation Certificate, you'll probably be wondering what the exams are like. What do I have to do? How hard are they? What are my chances of passing? These are all valid questions that our learners ask before they book onto their course.

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Tags: Environment

How hard is the IEMA Foundation Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 16 April 2019 09:02:20 BST

The great thing about the IEMA Foundation Certificate is that it’s designed specifically for those new to the subject. It covers a range of topics so that you get a broad understanding of the whole sustainability agenda and the sort of skills you’ll need to work within the field.

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Tags: Environment

IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management - the Route to Practitioner Membership

Written by Astutis Blog on 08 April 2019 23:41:48 BST

Following David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’ programme, you would have been living in a parallel universe to not become aware of the intense anger felt regarding plastics in the ocean. But those of us who are environmental professionals have seen this growing, gradually over many years, and found it frustrating that it takes a TV programme to engage (or should that be enrage) people. The cry from us all is that something needs to be done, at a personal and corporate level.

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Tags: Environment

Why take the IEMA Foundation Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 25 March 2019 10:00:00 GMT

Did you know that almost one in three environmental and sustainability professionals consider themselves career changers? For some, sustainability became essential in their role and that led them to change paths. Others had a passion for environment and sustainability issues which they decided pursue. 

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Choosing an Environmental Course: IEMA vs NEBOSH

Written by Rosie Thomas on 14 September 2018 10:30:00 BST

If you’re thinking of embarking on a career in the environment or sustainability, you’ll no doubt be looking at what qualifications and experience you need to secure that dream job. This post will walk you through the different courses available to develop your environmental skills, what you can expect from environmental jobs, and the advantages of different professional memberships.

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Tags: Environment

Is the Environment and Sustainability an Attractive Career?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 28 November 2017 10:00:45 GMT

This blog post was updated in November 2017 to reflect the most recent changes in the industry.

The UK’s membership of the EU has played a major role in environmental protection. In fact, more than 1,100 UK environmental laws were made at EU level, with 80% of our environmental rules stemming from EU directives. It’s still not clear what the effect Brexit will have on the UK’s environment. And yet, despite these uncertainties and a US president sceptical about climate change, environmental and sustainability professionals are expressing high levels of job satisfaction and optimism for the years ahead.

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Tags: Careers, Environment

Ready for ISO 14001:2015?

Written by Astutis Blog on 13 October 2015 13:03:06 BST

ISO 14001 is the most widely accepted environmental management system in the world. The revision to ISO 14001 has been long awaited.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, Environment

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Written by Astutis Blog on 11 February 2015 11:50:16 GMT

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, or ESOS, is the latest European Union scheme aimed at increasing energy efficiency to mitigate climate change and simultaneously boost business profits. Estimates by the Carbon Trust indicate that many organisations can reduce their annual energy costs by 20% through energy efficiency measures and improved energy management.

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Tags: Environment

Health, Safety & Environmental Careers Yield Positive Results

Written by Oliver Newman on 06 May 2014 09:39:37 BST

Do you sometimes wonder where you are going with your health, safety and environmental career?

If your answer is yes, read the following facts extracted from recent research by *IEMA, *NEBOSH and *Health and Safety at Work publication to reassure you and shape the direction in which you are heading.

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Tags: Careers, Environment