Now in its third year, Unblocktober is taking place for the whole month of October. The campaign encourages us all to be mindful of what we are putting down our drains and flushing down the toilet, to improve the health of our sewers and seas.
Technology is having a bigger impact on the world than ever before, and is affecting all industries. Facilities Management (FM) is embracing technological innovations to add value and provide a seamless experience for organisations.
Change, in particular environmental change, requires collaboration. Veolia's new initiative, '+1', brings together 50 key stakeholders, to create a collective driving force to power the ecological transformation.
All businesses like to think that their processes are fail-safe. This is especially true for businesses in the pharmaceutical sector, who handle complex materials and are very heavily regulated. However, this is unfortunately not always the case.
Many sites were built with different priorities in mind, with infrastructure that was built to last. Whilst this is great news in terms of the longevity of sites, it can also present challenges when trying to upgrade equipment and processes.
Managing various suppliers for different on-site services can be time-consuming and complicated - not to mention costly. Yet delivering FM services yourself can create a huge extra workload outside of your core business activities. Why not put your trust in one reliable supplier?
The pharmaceutical industry is one that never stands still. As we have seen during the pandemic, it's an industry that is able to quickly react to changing needs. To make this possible, pharmaceutical companies need to work with suppliers who are able to support them as they evolve.
Pharmaceutical companies need to minimise risk and avoid the unexpected as much as possible. In a highly regulated industry, this is crucial to protecting your license to operate. Partnering with the right suppliers can make all the difference to your peace of mind.
Like all industries, the pharmaceutical sector is currently striving to hit zero carbon emissions ahead of the UK's 2050 Net Zero deadline. But with stringent regulations to meet, safety and quality cannot be compromised in the name of sustainability.
For NHS trusts, choosing the right supplier for their FM services is key. The right FM partnership can help trusts run smoothly, remove worries about security of energy supply and support their sustainability aims.
The UK has a legal Net Zero deadline of 2050, with a target of a 68% reduction in emissions by 2030. As the chemical sector is typically a carbon intensive industry, decarbonisation needs to be a priority for your business.
As a business in the chemical sector, you will be aware of BREFs (Best Available Techniques Reference Documents), and the changes they have already brought into force. Make sure you stay informed and prepared for any future changes.
When it comes to making NHS trusts more sustainable, particularly with regards to energy, cost can be a deterrent - or at least, the perceived cost. But with the right advice on funding opportunities, it doesn't need to be.
Compliance in all its forms, including health and safety and environmental, is critical for businesses in the chemical sector. Make sure you're working with a partner who is knowledgeable and experienced.
Does your business find that using multiple suppliers across waste, energy and water can be draining in terms of cost and time? Using one supplier across all three key areas can be more sustainable and cost-effective.