10 Actions to Save the Planet

h1 Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

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Taking Responsibility for Sustainability

h1 Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
You cannot outsource responsibility; responsibility is something one must take oneself. By admitting that things could be better, that a change is needed, one can become part of the change, can become physically and emotionally invested in seeing the change happen and to ensuring its success.
Yet Green CO2, commenting on the recent launch of their green travel service for business, claims that the scheme, “provides employers with a CSR programme at no cost”.
The scheme itself is a good one. Providing “perks for the unperked employee”, it facilitates employees to save up to 35 per cent on the lease of a car and up to 50 per cent off travel by bus or the purchase of a bicycle, using tax relief and reductions in NI contributions. Getting people out of old, polluting cars and either into newer, more efficient ones or – even better – onto bikes or public transport is unarguably positive.
But the notion that Green CO2 can provide Corporate Social Responsibility to someone else is wrong. If every organisation taking part in Green CO2’s scheme, having signed on the dotted line, sat back on their laurels and said “well, that’s our CSR taken care of” it would be nothing short of a disaster for the planet.
Employee travel is just one aspect of the overall impact a business has on the environment. All organisations need to examine their complete environmental footprint and this will involve logistics, emissions, product design, sourcing of raw materials, HR, accounting and more. Only by taking responsibility for every aspect of their own activity can a company step beyond what amounts to token CSR gestures and transition towards true, profitable, ecological sustainability.
Taking responsibility does not mean going it alone. CSEM-BMP provides a comprehensive seminar programme and a Masters degree in Integrated Sustainability Management for Business to help organisations make the transition. Click here to contact us for further information.

You cannot outsource responsibility; responsibility is something one must take oneself. By admitting that things could be better, that a change is needed, one can become part of the change, can become physically and emotionally invested in seeing the change happen and to ensuring its success.

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Bridging the Gap

h1 Friday, August 7th, 2009

High street retailer GAP released their fourth social responsibility report last week. Outlining the measures the company is taking to “make their clothes more sustainable” and to foster “a culture that supports responsible business practices”, the report is available online only and contains an impressive list of goals and progress against those goals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top Twenty Essential WordPress Plugins

h1 Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I was looking for an essential wordpress plugins list and found that there are many such lists. Rather than relying on one list I decided to create a composite list of my own.

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CSEM-BMP Website Updated

h1 Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

The CSEM-BMP website has been updated and moved to the Joomla Content Management System (CMS).

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Just a test

h1 Monday, January 22nd, 2007

This is just a test comment, to check that the system works.

Future comments will have more substance and many will have links to sites and pages of interest.

Here is a link to the CSEM Home Page.

Untill the next time,

Michael.

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LCA Hands-On Course Run

h1 Friday, December 12th, 2003

CSEM-BMP’s Dr Michael Baker has run the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Hands-On course.

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CSEM online seminar booking system upgraded

h1 Sunday, October 5th, 2003

Booking forms added to each seminar description page.

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