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Environmental consultants

Workplace Law’s environmental consultancy practice specialises in resource efficiency, corporate sustainability, and environmental compliance.

We believe in the benefits of sustainable business, and our environmental consultants have been advising on environmental performance for more than ten years. In recent years we have invested in enhancing our environmental support capability to provide increased expertise in resource efficiency – helping clients cut energy bills, manage carbon, reduce waste and streamline materials costs – in response to both regulatory change and demand from within the supply chain.

Our mantra is to help our clients think green, act green: understanding, organising and implementing sustainable operations to increase profitability, enhance competitiveness and ultimately improve performance.

Our qualified environmental consultants work closely with you to deliver real benefits. Every client, and every solution, is different.

Workplace Law’s environmental consultancy has advised a range of clients in the property, facilities management, education and professional services sectors.

We are an approved training provider for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), and one of the UK’s leading providers of both the Institute’s Foundation and Associate Certificates in Environmental Management. Workplace Law Environmental won the Silver Award for Best Online Distance Learning Programme at the E-learning Age Awards 2011.

Annual support contract

Successful management of the environmental impacts of your business is important in terms of mitigating legal risk, minimising costs and grasping opportunity for continual improvement.

Environmental management is regulated significantly, with a plethora of European Directives and national regulations governing everything from energy efficiency and carbon output through to packaging, waste management and pollution. Failure to comply can lead to costly fines, damaging publicity and potentially even sanctions against individual officers. 

Regulation is only one driver. Resource efficiency brings commercial benefits in their own right: savings on energy and other resource costs, reductions in quantities of waste generated and, hence, disposal costs leading to improvement in competitiveness. For many organisations, environmental performance may play a key part in their ability to win business through the supply chain, or in the way they would like to be perceived in the market or by other stakeholders.

You can’t be expected to be an expert in all these disciplines.

Workplace Law’s environmental consultancy can help, because managing and improving the environmental performance of our clients is our core business.

The Workplace Law environmental support contract provides you with total support, 365 days of the year. Since every organisation is unique, so is our support contract – tailored to meet the specific needs of your business, your people, and the sector you operate in.

The level of support can be designed to either assist your environmental team, or act as your trusted advisor on any aspects of sustainability, resource efficiency or environmental compliance. Our environmental consultants offer sensible, pragmatic advice concentrating on practical action to control significant risks – not over-responding to trivial issues. We can help drive continual environmental improvement in your organisation to help you reduce risk, cut costs and increase marketability.

Environmental management systems

Workplace Law’s environmental consultants have extensive experience in advising clients in all aspects of Environmental Management Systems. We can help you identify the most appropriate system for your organisation, and work with you to implement the various stages of the system to prepare you for verification by an independent auditor (if desired).

An EMS provides a structured way for any organisation to make this happen.

The number of organisations implementing an environmental management system has risen year on year - as of 2010 more than 22,000 companies worldwide had implemented an accredited EMS to ISO14001 standard. Organisations putting in place an EMS range across all sectors from commercial, through industrial, construction, education and others.

An EMS presents a diverse range of direct and indirect benefits to an organisation which will pay for itself over and over including cutting resource costs, risk of prosecution and significantly marketing – people are more likely to do business with an organisation that is seen to be taking its environmental responsibilities seriously.

Workplace Law has extensive experience in advising clients in all aspects of environmental management systems. We can help you identify the most appropriate system for your organisation, and work with you to implement the various stages of the system to prepare you for verification by an independent auditor (if desired).

Personal relationships are important to us: Our qualified environmental practitioners work closely with you to deliver real benefits. Every client, and every solution, is different.

Our mantra is to help our clients think green, act green: understanding, organising and implementing sustainable operations to increase profitability, enhance competitiveness and ultimately improve performance.

In addition, the multi-disciplinary nature of our practice – encompassing HRM and health and safety management systems – means we can advise you seamlessly on related standards such as ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 and integrated management systems.

Why choose Workplace Law?

We are an independent company whose strategy is to develop successful long-term relationships with our clients. We can only do this by working in partnership with you and meeting your individual needs.

Our intent is to enable you to make decisions that are right, by offering pragmatic and legally compliant solutions that are aligned with your objectives and based on your policies and procedures.

We offer an account-managed service that gives you unlimited access to the dedicated practitioners in our team. By working with them on an ongoing basis, we can respond quicker and provide more consistent advice than organisations that offer a ‘call centre’.

We believe that cultural change is vital to the acceptance of environmental management within your organisation, and our aim is to help you drive it from the top.

Everything we do for clients is bespoke: while we operate to recognised environmental principles and practices, we work to support our clients, rather than imposing a fixed solution on them.

Our information and advice service won national recognition from the esteemed Periodical Publishers Association as the Best Business Subscription Website in 2008. We are approved by the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) to train Foundation and Associate certificate level courses in environmental management, and won the Silver award for best online distance learning programme at the 2011 E-Learning Age Awards for our IEMA Foundation course.

Our environmental consultants are qualified to IEMA Associate level (as a minimum) and are experienced trainers, consultants and practitioners. Our quality assurance process and CPD programmes ensure high standards with regard both to technical knowledge and levels of customer service.

Personal service

Unlike our competitors, we don’t impose a standard system on you. We work with you to produce an environmental management system that is appropriate to your business, rather than making you use ours. And, wherever possible, you will speak to the same technical account manager every time. The result: less confusion, less clutter, and better buy-in.

Very competitive rates

Because our environmental support is tailored specifically for your business, we don’t charge you for what you don’t want. Our rates are transparent and offer great value – we specify the service level agreement with you, and deliver against it. You can also save 10% on additional environmental management services, including IEMA approved training.

If you would like to find out more about what our environmental consultants can offer click here to download our consulting and training brochure or call us now on 0871 777 8881.