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Burges Salmon WECC presentation 9 december 2013


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Alex Nasmyth presents how working to ISO 14001 has helped Burges Salmon maintain environmental standards.

Alex Nasmyth presents how working to ISO 14001 has helped Burges Salmon maintain environmental standards.

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  • 1. West of England Carbon Challenge Christmas Networking Event
  • 2. Welcome  “A brief overview of Burges Salmon’s recent achievements and current activities” WECC Christmas Networking Event
  • 3. Recent Achievements  “Certification to the ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Standard” WECC Christmas Networking Event
  • 4. Why ISO 14001  Client requirement and evidence of certification requested at the tender stage  Better management of environmental risk, now and in the future  Attracting and retaining clients and business partners  Aligning ourselves with our competitors  Demonstrating legal and regulatory compliance  Continual improvement which helps drive more efficient use of raw materials and resources  Improving the legal advice we can offer to others seeking certification  Enhanced environmental performance leading to cost reduction WECC Christmas Networking Event
  • 5. Lessons learnt  Take a step back – most organisations will find they have a majority of the required elements in place already  If using an External Consultant, be fully involved in the implementation process – Take ownership  Don’t make it over complicated  Be patient, it takes time to get it right  Once certified, don’t relax, it’s an on-going process WECC Christmas Networking Event
  • 6. Current Activities  Formed Working Groups from members of our BSustainble Committee - Energy - Waste - Paper - Travel  Prioritised initiatives using a number of criteria - Ease of implementation - Potential to engage staff - Environmental impact - Cost  Developed an Action Plan  Staff Attitudes Survey – to assess which initiatives will get the biggest buy-in, or ones to avoid  Planning for “Green Week” in June 2014  Continuing to input into Legal Sector Alliance and WECC activities WECC Christmas Networking Event
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