Earth Day 2022

Every year on the 22nd of April people from all over the globe celebrate the earth, this day also reminds us of the deteriorating health of the planet and how we must take responsibility to reverse the damage that has resulted from our actions. It is encouraging to see the efforts being taken by businesses…

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Environmental management systems (EMS) – what you need to know

Are you currently unaware of what your organisation’s environmental impacts are? Are you missing out on winning tenders because of your environmental credentials? Could you be breaking the law (even unintentionally because you are not aware of your environmental legal requirements)? Do you care about how your company impacts the environment? Do you want to…

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Struggling with your ISO systems?

ISO standards can bring significant benefits in terms of certification, however, if they are neglected the risk of losing certification increases significantly. If your ISO system has been neglected, under-resourced, or not properly maintained it may be time to consider some external support. The most common underlying cause for major non-conformities during external audits and…

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ISO 50001: What you need to know and is it right for your company?

We always hear ‘let’s use less energy’ but what if your company is growing.  You might need to use more electricity, gas, steam, diesel for your company to flourish. What about if we all said ‘let’s manage our energy consumption better’ or ‘let’s become more efficient in our processes.  In this case, companies could continue…

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ISO double first for SMC

Background SMC Industrial Automation (Ireland) Limited https://www.smc.eu/en-eu are an innovative Dublin based company which are part of a group of 58 subsidiaries of SMC Corporation, a global provider of pneumatic automation technology to a wide range of industries. Their key operations include the importation and distribution of these products to their multi-sectoral customer base. Recognising…

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Buy smart with sustainable procurement!

Buy smart with sustainable procurement Sustainable Procurement is a process where organisations meet their needs for goods, services, activities and utilities in a way that achieves value for money for the organisation but also reflects broader goals linked to resource efficiency, climate change, social responsibility and economic resilience, for example. Aspects of sustainable procurement Reducing negative impacts on local communities…

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Leading Property Development Firm Park Developments achieve ISO9001 certification

Background Park Developments (Dublin) Ltd https://parkdevelopments.ie/ are an innovative, diverse Dublin-based property development Organisation developing housing, offices, retail and logistic units in Ireland with a core focus on the Dublin area.  . They consider every detail of their homes and buildings to best meet market requirements. Paying attention to quality, sustainability and efficiency, which enhance…

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Carbon Footprint? What does it even mean?

What is a Carbon Footprint? A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product.  It is measured in tonnes/kg of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) or (kgCO2e). What do I need to calculate a carbon footprint? A carbon footprint must have a clearly defined SCOPE…

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ISO9001 certification for Navi Group

Background Navi Group http://www.navi.ie/ are an innovative, diverse Dublin-based Healthcare Organisation, whose portfolio covers trading, development, buying, retailing and technology and whose brand companies include Axium Buying Group, TouchPlus Technologies, CarePlus Pharmacy and StayWell Pharmacy spanning Ireland. Their ethos is to drive transformation throughout the Pharmacy sector through dynamic retailing, leading technology development and delivery…

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