Big impact!

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Between October 2017 and June 2018 we’ve run four ‘Sustainability in Action’ masterclass sessions on behalf of the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform, along with sustainable events specialists Muon Events. We’ve trained 27 people from 25 organisations, and have had some great, stimulating and inspiring conversations. Sessions were designed for SMEs – smaller businesses who often can’t find the time …

CSR: What does it actually mean?

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Susie Howells explores whether Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a genuine attempt for business to embed social value or a fluffy way of diverting public interest away from poor governance and unethical business practice.    It’s in the news every day, whether it’s systemic inequality (gender pay gap, lack of equal opportunity and pay), absence of safeguarding to protect vulnerable …

Sustainability Training Offer

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Leading the Way Our second ‘Sustainability in Action’ masterclass for smaller businesses   I’m looking forward to running our second masterclass in Brighton on 17th January 2018, on behalf of the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform, along with sustainable events specialists Muon Events. This workshop is informative, interactive and engaging, and gives delegates some great ideas to help manage the risks and …

Sustainability in Action – SME workshops

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Tailored to benefit smaller businesses, we’ve designed this half-day course to help you integrate sustainability thinking to benefit your business. It will help to improve competitive advantage, build your reputation and save money. We’ll demystify some of the jargon and help you to develop a positive, prioritised action and communications plan that you can take back to work with confidence! We’ll be running …

New sustainability masterclass programme for SMEs

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The Green Growth Platform and Sussex Learning Network have teamed up with sustainability consultancy Greenmetrics to deliver an environmental management course, specially designed for small to medium sized businesses. Environmental sustainability is increasingly important in business competitiveness. It can help to: Reduce costs Increase business resilience Improve access to capital Open the door to more tendering opportunities Enhance customer relationships Add another …

The new ISO14001:2015 environmental management system standard

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I’ve been watching the development of the new ISO14001:2015 standard over the past three years with great interest, participating in quite a few of the helpful IEMA and BSi workshops and webinars. The standard is being reviewed in parallel with other quality management systems, notably ISO9001, which has led to a ‘high level structure’ bringing consistency in structure, terminology and application …

Grants for Eco Innovation

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20 January 2015 The European Regional Development Fund, in association with the Department for Communities and Local Government and Ngage have extended the scope of the Eco Innovation Grant Fund, to include: ISO14001 accreditation Development of an EMS Environmental consultancy including environmental assessment Carbon footprinting Developing a CSR policy; and Greening supply chains. This means that you can apply for a …

Greenmetrics re-launch

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20th January 2015 You may have noticed we have a shiny new website, and we hope you like it. It’s been six years since we launched Greenmetrics on the same day as the inauguration of President Obama. It’s been an interesting roller-coaster of a time, we’ve worked with some great clients, met some fantastic and fascinating people, and we’ve loved …

Getting the best from your Environmental Management System

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New Training Offer  Our training programmes are tailored to meet the specific needs of your organisation – wherever you are on your journey towards responsible management. Are you: Already ISO 14001 certified and want to refresh your approach to maintain that continual improvement Planning to gain certification to build your competitive edge Just thinking about an environmental policy and need some help …