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How to complete a supply chain risk profiling assessment

Posted by Altius on Oct 7, 2015 11:30:00 AM

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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ISO 14001: New supply chain environmental standards released

Posted by Altius on Oct 6, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Days left to beat the CDM 2015 compliance regulations deadline

Posted by Altius on Oct 2, 2015 12:19:00 PM

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. 

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Supply chain manager tool launched to monitor supply chain health

Posted by Altius on Oct 1, 2015 12:30:00 PM

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.

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New Construction Design and Management regulations launched

Posted by Altius on Sep 30, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Revised legislation

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.

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10 signs that it's time to invest in supply chain software

Posted by Altius on Sep 28, 2015 12:30:00 PM

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:

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How secure is your supply chain against cyber-attacks?

Posted by Altius on Sep 21, 2015 5:15:11 PM

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.

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Health and safety compliance: Stiffer sentencing for HSE

Posted by Altius on Sep 21, 2015 4:38:32 PM

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.

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Suppliers using asbestos? Related deaths stay at record highs

Posted by Altius on Aug 3, 2015 6:36:00 PM


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.

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BS 16000 standard: New security management guideline published

Posted by Altius on Jul 21, 2015 12:23:02 PM

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".

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