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  • ERM announces acquisition of Yorkshire-Based JSC International

    ERM is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of JSC International Limited (JSC). JSC is a leading regulatory affairs consultancy based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The team at JSC provide regulatory advisory services to the chemical industr...

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  • How much is that newt in the window? Ecological risks and opportunities in property and asset management

    by Richard Croft and Les Hatton How much would you expect to pay to protect a great crested newt? The cost is probably a lot higher than you would imagine. Whether part of the ongoing management of operational sites, or as an element of the proper...

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  • Post-merger integration - a practical perspective

    By William Butterworth Whether EHS leaders work for an acquiring, acquired, or divested business, company transitions are always chaotic events. People, programmes, procedures, and IT systems that were previously understood and relied upon may...

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  • Extending our chemicals offering in the North East

    As one of the leading international providers of environmental, health, safety, risk, social and sustainability consulting services, we are pleased to announce our extended offering to our North East and Yorkshire-based chemicals clients with the...

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  • Reaching Forward

    The final June 2018 deadline for registration of phase-in substances under the REACH Regulations may not exactly be looming, but as we’re now well into the final lap of this Olympian task, it’s not an inappropriate time to take stock. As a maratho...

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  • Certification to ISO 50001: an aid to continuing to improve energy use

    Energy is one of the top five operating expenses for most companies, but it is often managed like a fixed cost: total spending is tracked but with little understanding of savings potential or how business decisions will impact energy use elsewhere...

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  • How are your operations affected by the Industrial Emissions Directive?

    The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) applies to a wide range of industrial installations across the European Union (mainly those covered by the former IPPC Directive) as well as large combustion plants, waste incineration plants, activities...

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  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme and the EU

    With the UK’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), gathering momentum as we progress into 2015, many businesses are taking a closer look at the European picture. ESOS is the UK transposition of Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive...

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  • Control of Major Accident Hazards 2015 - what has changed?

    From June 2015 there will be changes to the way major hazard sites are managed in the UK. The Seveso III Directive that was adopted by the European Commission in July 2012 must be implemented by each member state by June 2015. In the UK this is...

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  • Water Risk Assessment – Operational and Sustainability Performance

    In considering their 2020 sustainability commitments an increasing number of clients are asking ERM to assist them in understanding their exposure to water risk at the same time. The initial linkage comes from the simple fact that, in the develope...

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  • Process safety - are you giving it the attention it deserves?

    The consequences of getting it wrong can be truly frightening – in recent decades we have seen  devastating toxic gas releases at Bhopal (India) and Seveso (Italy); explosions at Texas City and Waco (USA), Toulouse (France), San Juanico (Mexico) a...

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  • How do you make your spend on site improvements go further?

    The environmental consequences of major accidents and the connection between failures in process safety systems and environmental damage are getting increased focus under COMAH Regulations.  Whilst there is an obvious link in principle between...

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  • Complex contaminated site assessments - are you wasting money?

    The management of contaminant issues on large sites with multiple pollutant sources or complex geologies presents a challenge to site owners.  Site investigation is an iterative process with staged investigations and data gathering sometimes takin...

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  • The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) - are you ready?

    From 31st December this year, if you are a UK registered ‘large enterprise’ with more than 250 employees, or a turnover of more than €50m and a balance sheet exceeding €43m, you are obliged to participate in the new Energy Savings Opportunity Sche...

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