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Make sure you keep hold of your ISO 14001

Just when you thought developing, implementing and executing a watertight environmental management system that conforms to all ISO 14001 standards and works for your business was one of the biggest challenges your company has ever faced... Along comes the audit.

ESOS: benefit or burden?

When the government first floated the idea of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) back in 2012, it did so with the strap line: ‘Helping UK enterprises improve profitability through better information on how to save energy’.

Why Lord Sugar needs to sweeten his behaviour

Someone is not performing to an acceptable standard. They are for the chop and it’s down to you to administer the coup de grâce. Is this your Lord Sugar moment? Do you point the finger of doom with a theatrical flourish and, without compunction, utter the famous words, “you’re fired”?

Power to the people: why DIY may be the way to go

Back in 2010, Ron Davidson, managing director and founder of PM Solutions, wanted to install a wind turbine. An admirable desire to reduce his company’s environmental impact coincided with a generous government incentive to switch to renewable energy sources, so it seemed an ideal step to take.

Make time for more flexible personnel

Flexibility is great, right? Fantastic if you’re trying out yoga. But only up to a point. It would be a bad thing if you were so bendy you tied yourself up in knots. While conversely, complete inflexibility, is unlikely to get you very far. Unless of course the A&E department is a painfully long journey away from where you put your back out while Bikram bending.

The writing is on the wall for unsafe sign installations

It’s a situation so horrendous it hardly bears thinking about. Just over a year ago, a man was killed in Camden by a falling shop front hoarding. Without even taking into account the sizeable fines likely to be imposed should the sign installer be found culpable, such loss of life is of course every sign owner and sign installer’s worst nightmare.

How green is your printing press?

At Ipex, everyone professed the importance of environment. PrintWeek India speaks to two green experts in order to understand how to cut down energy use and reduce carbon emissions

Go green without going into the red

Environmental accreditations can be expensive and difficult to achieve, but the long-term benefits of cost saving and a better public image are worth the effort, discovers Helen Morris

Roadmap to green logistics

You've probably heard of 'food miles'; well, 'print miles' will soon be central to a printer's business and environmental strategies. With oil prices soaring and environmental concerns increasingly figuring in buyers' demands, reducing the number print miles can boost revenue and help the environment. Print miles relate to every aspect of the print process, from suppliers to delivery and company cars, to staff getting to work, and they all add up.

Can paper replace fantastic plastic?

We’re just a month and a half into 2018 and the packaging industry’s sustainability agenda has been firmly set for the forthcoming year – and indeed beyond.

Old-school schemes find favour with a new generation

Ink-stained apprentices were a feature of the printing trade for centuries. At least three US presidents – Thomas Jefferson, Warren Harding and Lyndon Johnson – worked as so-called ‘printer’s devils’ in their younger years. Other famous one-time devils include Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain.

Trading fair

Treating other people fairly is one of the pillars of a civilised society and while business is about competition, it’s important that everyone plays by the rules.

Can ISO 15339 deliver on cross-process promise?

Colour is the lifeblood of any self-respecting printer. And so any opportunity to further assure all colour is exactly as it should be –particularly where the printer is dealing with highly sensitive brand-matching jobs – will hopefully be gratefully snapped up.

Learning to be a better people person

Say the words 'performance management' to a print boss and chances are you'll be greeted by a detailed account of exactly how they have ensured productivity on their latest treasured printing machine. What they probably won't be particularly knowledgeable about, or indeed particularly keen on, is this term's relevance to how they treat their staff.

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