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What can we learn from the VW scandal?

‘In the long term, a company can only be successful if it acts with integrity, complies with statutory provisions worldwide and stands by its voluntary undertakings and ethical principles even when this is the harder choice’ – VW’s 2014 Sustainability Report.     The debate…

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Diesel… the debate goes on

Back in March we wrote about the debate on diesel cars, as The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders hit back at moves to crack down on diesel-derived air pollutants (you can read the full article here).  The discussion seems set to continue, with Defra’s…

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The Budget and the Green Economy – is the Chancellor taking us in a sustainable direction?

The self-proclaimed “greenest government ever” announced its latest Budget on Wednesday.  It should have been a momentous one for green issues; an opportunity for the government to lead by example in the run-up to the Paris Climate Talks at the end of this year.  It…

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Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Direction has had a work experience student in with us this week. Phoebe Rain is studying textiles and biology and wrote us this article. We hope you enjoy it! Many of us live a lifestyle in which we are slaves to the ever-changing fashions,…

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Is Organic the Answer?

Last week we visited the Duchy Home Farm near Tetbury, and it really got us thinking about the sustainability of organic food. The rise in organic purchases demonstrates that people are becoming increasingly concerned with the disappearance of quality food and local farming, with the…

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Are You Ready for ESOS?

What Is ESOS? The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a new energy assessment scheme mandatory for large organisations in the UK.  An estimated 10,000 UK firms fall into the scope for ESOS, and will be required to complete energy audits by 5th December 2015,…

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Updated Environmental, Sustainability and Quality Policy

Our new policy statements for 2015 are now available to our clients, customers, suppliers and subcontractors, and members of the public. Looking for how we work?  Start with our Environmental, Sustainability and Quality Policy here.  

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SDL at the First Gloucestershire Business Show

On 13th and 14th May SDL exhibited at the inaugural Gloucestershire Business Show.  With more than 130 fabulous Gloucestershire businesses on show and 70 seminars led by field experts, the event really did celebrate what’s great about business in Gloucestershire. We made some brilliant new…

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John Henry presents effluent innovations at Utility Week Live

John Henry shared our experience at Utility Week Live yesterday, presenting our work with Otter Brewery delivering an effluent treatment solution that delivered: Compliance with Environment Agency discharge requirements Financial savings through process improvement A cost effective solution to enable sustainable growth If you’d like to hear more…

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Are Global Carbon Emissions Slowing Down?

Initial data suggests that greenhouse gas emissions did not rise in 2014 despite global GDP increasing 3% (1). It’s the first time in 40 years that such a standstill cannot be linked to an economic downturn (2). This decoupling of emissions and economic growth is…

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