De-risking your supply chain should always be on your agenda and never be left to chance. Whether it’s sourcing alternative suppliers, altering inventory levels during a disruption or profiling your supply chain every year – negating potential issues is vital for your ever-improving processes.
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The revamped ISO 14001 standard has been released - bringing environmental issues into the boardroom by creating a better integration with business strategy and decision making.
The international standard underpins the environmental policies of 30,000 organisations across the globe. It is the recognised 'manual' for setting up and running an environmental management system. The standard helps businesses to deliver on green objectives, such as waste and energy reduction and logistics efficiency.
Construction projects must be fully compliant with the new CDM 2015 compliance regulations from 6 October 2015, which is the date when the six month transition period ends, warns health and safety compliance expert Altius.
Supplier chain compliance specialist Altius has launched an online supply chain health check to give procurement managers an insight into the level of visibility and control they have over suppliers and any possible areas of risk they are buying in.
Revised legislation for construction design and management went live in April this year saw changes introduced to the legal obligations of clients in construction projects.
In the joined up global economy, it's sometimes said that "When America sneezes, Britain catches a cold". And so it is with your own supply chain.
Your business health can be brought down by a weak link which is why it's important to take the pulse of your supply base and ensure it is in good health.
Here's 10 possible warning signs that you need to run your own supply chain assessment:
Recent cyber-attacks launched against high profile celebrities and businesses are just the tip of the iceberg of the dangerous world of virtual criminals - looking to exploit weak IT compliance systems and lax cyber defences.
The cyber threat is real and growing, as are the financial penalties associated with negligence. It is more important than ever for organisations to create holistic cyber security systems that not only protect from the inside, but right the way along the supply chain.
From early 2016, organisations found guilty of serious health and safety offences, including corporate manslaughter, could face much tougher penalties under proposed new sentencing guidelines.
The Sentencing Council’s proposed changes suggest larger financial penalties could be on their way, particularly for very large organisations with a turnover in excess of £50 million. It is thought that these guidelines will be applied retrospectively to cover incidents that occurred before the date on which the guidelines come into force.
According to a new report from the Health and Safety Executive new report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), deaths from mesothelioma stayed at record levels for the second year running.
The updated figures show that there were 2,538 mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain in 2013, broadly similar to the 2,548 in 2012, but substantially higher than the 2,312 deaths in 2011.
BSI has released new strategic and operational guidelines to help organisations of all sizes to manage security.
While existing standards cover specific security topics, such as alarms, CCTV and screening, BSI says that its BS 16000 standard provides a "much needed generic, security management framework".