GHD Environment Ltd
GHD Environment Ltd (formerly CRA Europe) is an environmental, health and safety consultancy, specialising in operational regulatory compliance, property and asset management, contaminated land, management systems and corporate responsibility. GHD Environment Ltd, which is part of Gutteridge, Haskins and Davey, was established in the UK in 1995. We work closely with our colleagues globally and are able to call on the technical skills of over 8,500 staff to provide a formidable breadth of expertise. Serving an extensive client base of UK firms, we also support multinational clients operating in the UK and European markets. Our client base includes some of the biggest names in oil and gas, manufacturing, engineering, and food production. We are proud of the relationships that we build with our clients and the level of trust that they place in us.
Mr Nigel Leehane
Synergy House Unit 1, Calverton Business Park Hoyle Road
Genuine improvements in organisational performance achieved through training in revised ISO 14001
ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems, is nearing the end of a comprehensive revision process. It is now that organisations need to think about adopting the new standard, training their staff, and reaping the benefits of environmental improvements.
'When the new version is published in summer 2015 it will have a completely new structure and many new requirements. Organisations will have to make significant changes to their systems in order to conform. The first step is training staff on the revisions so that organisations can reap the benefits,' said Nigel Leehane, MD of CRA Europe (recently merged with global consultancy GHD).
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the membership body for the environmental profession, has developed a one-day training course on "Making the Transition to ISO 14001:2015". Environmental consultancy and approved IEMA trainer, CRA, is running the 'Making the Transition' course at 12 venues in the UK and Ireland from the end of September.
The revised standard will focus far more on environmental performance and compliance, and will encourage organisations to address the broader concepts of environmental sustainability, including in the value chain. 'There are greater expectations for senior management involvement and commitment, and the integration of environmental issues into strategic decision-making and broader business processes,' Nigel continued.
The new requirements will encourage cultural and behavioural changes in organisations, resulting in genuine improvements in environmental performance. This will deliver reductions in emissions, waste, resource and energy use, and operational performance. When environmental and business strategies are aligned effectively, organisations should benefit from reduced costs, enhanced stakeholder relationships, and greater success in the marketplace, leading to sustainable profitability.
CRA's Managing Director, Nigel Leehane, is one of the UK technical experts working for ISO on the revision of the standard. Nigel supported IEMA in development of the ISO 14001:2015 course and as a consequence CRA's trainers are able to provide unique insights into the revision and its implications for organisations.
Visit www.cra.co.uk for more information, or call 0115 965 6700.
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