Later this year a revitalised 3rd version of ISO14001 will be launched but what does it mean for organisations already embracing environmental management system (EMS) thinking, and what of those not yet off the mark?
It is easy to talk about sustainability in organisations but what does that really mean? There has always been a lot of room for interpretation in answering this but the new Future Fit Business Benchmark could change that.
I’ve thought for sometime how great it would be to self build a property to Passiv Haus standards, and with all the trimmings. It would be made of the most natural long-lasting, reused / reusable and innocuous materials I could find, and with the future built in. Well of course this comes at a price, and one currently beyond my reach. However an opportunity to tackle the next best thing as I saw it, a home retrofit, has captured my imagination.
In a recent article, Jo Confino argued that the greatest risk to the sustainability movement was in failing to articulate a compelling vision of the future that is prosperous yet stays within planetary boundaries. This need for a ‘vision’ is often articulated.