Supply chain sustainability: 5 ways to exert your influence

By Suzanne Orme There are strong business benefits to be gained by understanding and managing the sustainability issues that are significant in an organisation or industry’s supply chain. Traditional procurement practices focus on price, product quality and on-time delivery – criteria that impact directly on the bottom line. However, through its various supply chain practices, an

A view from the inside

by Suzanne Orme Successful audits are a win-win for the community and for businesses wanting to prove to themselves and others that they do what they say they do . By examining a business from the inside out an auditor confirms that the company is meeting the expectations of all interested parties. Let’s think of

What makes effective training?

by Suzanne Orme Deciding how much and what type of health, safety and environmental  training to conduct in your workplace can be a daunting task. Here are 5 tips to guide you through the maze. 1. Focus on high risk Refer to the site’s Hazard/Aspect Register or Risk Register to establish the workplace tasks that

How do you take a life cycle perspective?

by Suzanne Orme While presenting a series of one day courses on behalf of SAI Global entitled “Preparing for the transition to ISO14001:2015″ I became aware that one of the concepts in the Standard is new to many people. Its the taking of a “life cycle perspective”. So, what does this mean? A life cycle is

Which office paper is the most sustainable?

With logging of old growth forests still a contentious issue in Australia and rainforest destruction continuing across the globe, companies and individuals need to think carefully about how to exercise their purchasing power if they desire a sustainable pulp and paper industry. Now that technology has enabled the electronic storage of documents, environment and sustainability
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