A pitch for a co-op sustainability network

This is the pitch that I made at Co-ops Congress on Saturday 27th June. It received a lot of support and was voted through as an idea that should be carried forward. In the spirit of transparency I thought that it would be good to put it somewhere where others could access it.

This isn’t my pitch; it was generated at the end of the Worker Coop weekend and is inspired by the real spirit of co-operation that infused the discussion there.

ISO14001 provides a vehicle, but where is it going?

The previous post on ISO14001 focused on the revisions to this formal environmental management system standard due later this year.  However, it is important to recognise that while ISO14001 implemented well can make a difference, it is not a panacea for environmental practice.  Reporting is one omission.