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Are Firms Prepared for ISO 14001 Upgrade?

Many companies, plants and factories are in danger of not being ready when the main environmental management standard ISO 14001 will be upgraded next year, according to research by EEF, the manufacturers’ organization for UK manufacturing companies, as reported by Plant Engineer. The upgrade significantly changes the way firms will … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Packaging Protocol, Equitable Origin, Prop. 65

Supply chain standards organization GS1 has released the Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability, developed by the Consumer Goods Forum. The protocol includes more than 40 environmental, economic and social indicators. These metrics have been added to the product information that supply chain partners can share on GS1’s Global Data Synchronisation Network. Equitable … Read more »

30% of Firms Say REACH Rules ‘Aren’t Important’

Twenty percent of companies surveyed say European Union rules on chemicals do not apply to them while 30 percent say REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) regulations aren’t important to their business, according to a survey by EEF, a UK manufacturers’ trade group. But the rules could have far-reaching … Read more »

Manufacturers Bring Production In-House to Protect Against Natural Disasters

Manufacturers Bring Production In-House to Protect Against Natural Disasters

In an effort to protect themselves against natural disasters, climate change and economic downturns, two-fifths of manufacturing companies surveyed by EEF are bringing production back in-house, and a quarter have increased their use of local suppliers. Two-thirds of the companies that brought production back in-house also increased their use of … Read more »