Beyond greenwashing

17 January 2012

Protecting the environment is now central to all organisations’ activities as they expand their CSR. But is greenwashing now a thing of the past? Dave Howell reports.

EU crisis: who's in charge?

17 January 2012

It appears that any solution to the Europe’s current problems will require decisive, overall leadership. However, it is hard to see any individuals or bodies able to provide such leadership in an EU that is hamstrung by its origins, traditions and structure, writes Paul Clarke.

Future of EU Customs Union

17 January 2012

At the beginning of the 21st century, customs worldwide were, in the European Commission's opinion, facing a rapidly changing environment including evolving production and consumption patterns, increasing international trade, global threats such as terrorism, organised crime and environmental degradation and growing hazards from trade in dangerous goods. The Commission's response was to launch an ambitious reform programme. Paul Clarke reports.

Top 60 survey: Size dictates growth

13 January 2012

Income rose at the top 60 firms but margins and partner fee ratios were under pressure as clients reduced their spend, reports Liz Fisher

CDM 2007 and smaller jobs

13 January 2012

Paul Reeve, Head of Safety and Environment at the Electrical Contractors’ Association, London, looks at the application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 in relation to smaller, non-notifiable construction jobs.

Achieving outstanding

13 January 2012

In September 2011, Woodlands Children’s Centre in South Croydon received an outstanding grading from Ofsted. In this article, the Centre Manager, Liz Hodgman, explores some of the reasons why she feels they were able to achieve this.

Noise measurement tips available

12 January 2012

Workplace monitoring equipment specialist Cirrus Research has drawn together the 10 most popular articles about noise measurement from its blog site into a free downloadable e-book.

Olympics safety legacy site launched

12 January 2012

A website designed to share best practice adopted on the London 2012 construction project in areas such as health and safety and sustainability has been launched by the Olympic Delivery Authority.