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Article 10 – Energy Management Systems and Energy Audits.

This blog series is aimed at providing a summary of key elements of the recast Energy Efficiency  …

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ISO Standards

Is There Real Value in ISO Standards?

From any multi-national company’s perspective, ISO standards offer a number of benefits, including: Breaking down international borders: …

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ISO 14001ISO Standards

Proposed Changes to ISO 14001

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) voted in early November 2011 to revise ISO 14001. The revised …

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ISO StandardsManagement Systems

OHSAS 18001: An Overview

Overview OHSAS 18001 was developed to bridge the gap where no international standard existed for occupational health …

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ISO 9001ISO Standards

Major Changes to ISO 9001 on the Way for 2015

The ISO 9000 series of quality standards is by far the best selling and most extensively used …

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ISO 50001ISO Standards

Global Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards – ISO 50001

Global Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards: ISO 50001 This post investigates the global growth in …

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ISO 45001ISO Standards

ISO 45001: The New Health & Safety Standard

ISO recently announced that ISO Committee ISO/PC 283 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems, has been …

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ISO 14001ISO Standards

Revised ISO 14001 Standard Moves Forward

A second committee draft (CD2) of the revised environmental management systems standard was published in October 2013 …

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ISO 14001ISO Standards

ISO 14001 Continual Improvement Survey 2013

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) committee responsible for ISO/TC 207/SC1 carried out a survey of the environmental …

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ISO 9001ISO Standards

ISO 9001 Draft International Standard Published

Like all ISO standards, one of the world’s most popular quality management standards, ISO 9001, is reviewed …

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Compliance ManagementISO Standards

Update: Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 – UK

ATTENTION! Does your organisation employ more than 250 people (directly in the UK or abroad)? Does your …

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ISO StandardsManagement Systems

Irish Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards – ISO Survey

This post examines the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) survey, which was released in the last quarter of …

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ISO StandardsManagement Systems

UK Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards – ISO Survey

This post examines the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) survey on the global growth of ISO’s seven most …

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AuditISO Standards

Pre-Audit Activities Using ISO 19011

This is the second instalment in the ISO 19011 audit series which looks at activities required to …

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AuditISO Standards

Audit Activities Using ISO 19011

This is the third instalment in the ISO 19011 audit series which looks at activities required to …

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AuditISO Standards

ISO 19011: Post-Audit Activities

This is the fourth instalment and final instalment in the ISO 19011 audit series which looks at …

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ISO 45001ISO Standards

Important Update on ISO 45001!

The first committee draft of the new Health & Safety standard ISO 45001 was published last summer. …

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ISO StandardsManagement Systems

Infographic: Comparing UK and Irish Uptakes on ISO Certifications

At the end of 2014, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) released a survey outlining the growth in …

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ISO 45001ISO Standards

Preparing for ISO 45001 – The New Health & Safety Standard

On the 25th March 2015, Antaris’ Senior EH&S, Quality Consultant Finbarr Stapleton gave a talk in Dublin …

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ISO 22000ISO Standards

What do we Need to Know About ISO 22000?

ISO 22000:2005 is the family of international standards that governs food safety management. This family of standards …

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ISO 22000ISO Standards

Why Seek ISO 22000 Certification?

In the first part of the ISO 22000 piece, ‘What do we need to know about ISO …

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ISO 14001ISO Standards

Update to ISO 14001 Revision

On Friday 24th April 2015, the ISO Technical Committee, ISO/TC 207/WG5 concluded their meeting in Chiswick, UK. …

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ISO 22000ISO Standards

Revision of ISO 22000

In recent years there have been a few food scandals which have made modern societies question how …

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Compliance ManagementISO Standards

Infographic: Surge in Growth of ISO Certificates in France and Germany

At the end of 2014, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) released a survey outlining the growth in …

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ISO 9001ISO Standards

Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015 is Nearing Publication

Since it was first published in 1987, ISO 9001 has proved to be the most popular ISO …

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ISO 14001ISO Standards

ISO 14001: What’s the difference?

With the new version of ISO 14001 due to be published in the coming months, we decided …

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ISO 9001ISO Standards

ISO 9001:2015 Reaches Penultimate Stage

ISO 9001:2015 is nearly upon us with the revised version due to be published in September.  The …

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ISO 45001ISO Standards

ISO 45001 Moves in the Right Direction Towards Publication

DID YOU KNOW?! As organisations are responsible for minimising the risk of harm to both its employees …

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ISO Standards

Italy Makes Top 3 for Massive Growth in ISO Standards

Source: ISO Survey

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ISO 14001ISO Standards

ISO 14001:2015 has Finally been Published!

The much anticipated changes to ISO 14001 have arrived with the publication of ISO 14001:2015 on the …

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ISO 9001ISO Standards

The World Welcomes ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 was published earlier this morning! Experts from over 80 countries have spent the last three …

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ISO StandardsManagement Systems

ISO Survey Results 2014

The International Standards Organisation has released the latest annual ISO Survey of Certificates. This post examines the …

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ISO Standards

ISO Survey Results 2014 – Europe

Sources ISO Survey 2014

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Compliance ManagementISO Standards

The ESOS Deadline is Fast Approaching for the UK

In the UK, around 120 business have notified the Environment Agency that they are fully compliant with …

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ISO 45001ISO Standards

ISO 45001 Reaches Next Stage in the Process

ISO/PC 283, the Project Committee responsible for the development of the new international Health & Safety management …

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EnergyISO Standards

First Deadline of Energy Audit Scheme is Growing Close for Irish Firms

Many firms are well aware at this stage that the first deadline for the Energy Audit Scheme …

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ISO Standards

ISO Standards & Public Policy: One Boosts the Other

The ISO standards in conjunction with the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) provide a boost to the public …

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ISO 45001ISO Standards

DIS ISO 45001 Available for Public Comment

ISO 45001, which is replacing OHSAS 18001, will be the first internationally agreed Health & Safety management …

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Environment

The (Dutch) Ban on Plastic Bags: Make Your Choice!

Since the 1st of January of this year plastic carrier bags have been “banned” from Dutch retail …

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ISO 14001ISO Standards

The 7 Challenges of Implementing ISO 14001

ISO 14001 certification is of immense value. Implementing this environmental management system has been shown to directly …

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Compliance ManagementEnvironment

How Will the Paris Agreement Impact Climate Change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that it is more than 90% probable that …

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ISO 45001ISO Standards

A Deeper Look at ISO 45001

ISO PC 283 was inaugurated in London in October 2013 with the aim of developing ISO 45001, …

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Integrated Management SystemsISO Standards

Integrated Management Systems: Benefits and Constraints

An integrated management system (IMS) refers to the seamless integration of several different standards into a common …

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Environment

Historic Signing of the Paris Climate Deal

Earth Day 2016 became even more meaningful with the signing of the Paris Agreement at the United …

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ISO 45001ISO Standards

Increased Emphasis on Clauses 8.3, 8.4 & 8.5 in ISO/DIS 45001

One in a series of occasional blogs on ISO/DIS 45001 Occupational health and safety management system. Clause …

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ISO 14001ISO Standards

7 Challenges of Implementing ISO 14001: An Inforgraphic

ISO 14001 has helped thousands of organisations reduce their environmental impact and improve their bottom line. Despite …

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ISO 22000ISO Standards

Revision of ISO 22000 is Well Underway

Preventing, reducing or eliminating food safety hazards is essential to maintaining a hygienic environment throughout the food …

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ISO 45001ISO Standards

ISO 45001 Will Proceed to Second Draft International Standard

The highly awaited international standard ISO 45001 for occupational health & safety has suffered a slight set …

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ISO 14001ISO Standards

Life-Cycle-Perspective According to ISO 14001 – the Advantages and Requirements of taking a Holistic View

From August 2017, all new certifications must comply with the ISO 14001:2015 standard, and from September 2018, …

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ISO 50001ISO Standards

ISO 50001 Set for a Revision

The International Energy Management System (EnMS) Standard ‘ISO 50001’ recently celebrated its 5th anniversary in June 2016. …

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Compliance ManagementISO Standards

Benefits of Certification

International Standards are strategic tools that can address many of the problems faced by companies in our …

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Health & SafetyISO Standards

Health & Safety in the Construction Sector

Construction is one of the most highly regulated industries and health and safety is of paramount importance …

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ISO Standards

ISO 9004 is Getting a Facelift

ISO 9004 is the forthcoming standard for managing the sustained success of an organisation.  It is to …

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ISO 22000ISO Standards

Food Safety from Farm to Fork?

Over the past few decades there have been many a controversy in the food and beverage industry. …

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ISO StandardsMedical Devices

ISO 13485: Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems

ISO 13485: Medical devices – quality management systems was published in March 2016. This third edition cancels …

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ISO Standards

The History of ISO Standards

International standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems to ensure quality, …

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Climate ChangeEnvironment

Three of the World’s Largest Emitters Ratify the Paris Agreement

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies reaffirmed their commitment to tackling climate change at the annual G20 …

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ISO Standards

Update on ISO 17025

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories moves to FDIS version. ISO/IEC …

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ISO StandardsQuality

ISO 9004 Overview April 2018

In April 2018, ISO published ISO 9004: 2018 Quality management – Quality of an organisation – Guidance …

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ISO 22000ISO Standards

ISO FDIS 22000 Update May 2018

Food safety is related to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. As the introduction of food safety hazards can occur at any stage of the food chain, adequate control throughout the food chain is essential. Thus, food safety is ensured through the combined efforts of all the parties participating in the food chain.

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ISO Standards

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Transition Period Extended

Companies hoping to make the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004 to ISO …

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AuditISO Standards

ISO 19011 Update

ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for auditing management systems was published last week. The standard applies to organisations …

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ISO Standards

ISO Ireland 2018

Antaris recently participated in the ISO Ireland Exhibition that took place place on the 18th of September …

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ISO StandardsIUMSS

IUMSS Handbook: Organisational context, risks and opportunities

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published the Integrated Use of Management System Standards (IUMSS) Handbook in November 2018. First published in 2008, this second edition brings together best-practice guidance and case studies on the implementation of integrating management system standards.

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ISO StandardsIUMSS

IUMSS Handbook – Chapter 1.3.2 Processes

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published the Integrated Use of Management System Standards (IUMSS) Handbook in …

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Climate ChangeEnvironment

Latest Annual Report on Hazardous Waste in Ireland

The Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland has recently published its latest latest annual report on hazardous waste …

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BiodiversityClimate Change

Biodiversity – Natures unprecedented and dangerous decline

Biodiversity – Natures unprecedented and dangerous decline – a risk that should be managed Did you know …

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ISO Standards

ISO Survey 2019

ISO Survey 2019 ISO Survey 2019 has recently been published. The ISO Survey of Certifications is an …

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EnvironmentISO 14001

Environmental Prosecutions: If you think compliance is expensive wait till you see the costs of non-compliance!

Environmental Prosecutions: If you think compliance is expensive wait till you see the costs of non-compliance!   …

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BiodiversityClimate Change

1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet   Antaris is proud and grateful to be able to contribute 1% of …

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ISO StandardsManagement Review

Determining the Frequency of Management Review Meetings

The objective of management reviews is for top management to examine the effectiveness, appropriateness, applicability, and adequacy …

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EnvironmentNews

Green for Micro Programme in Conjunction with Local Enterprise Office

As service provider on the Green Directory with Enterprise Ireland, Antaris is delighted to welcome the opportunity …

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Environment

E-Scooters as a Transportation Mode

Transport Emissions Transport is one of our biggest sources of emissions. Our EU carbon emission reduction targets …

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ISO StandardsNews

Training Course on ISO 26000 – Delivered to Dawn Pork & Bacon by CEO, Gerard Higgins

Antaris recently delivered an Introduction to ISO 26000:2010 to Dawn Pork & Bacon, Kilkenny. ISO 26000 – …

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EnvironmentNews

Enterprise Ireland Climate Enterprise Action Fund and Antaris

Antaris, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland, is now a service provider of a range of green, environmental …

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Climate ChangeEnvironment

Battle Against Climate Change: Moving Beyond the “Phoney War”

Back at the start of the second world war, the period of months to the end of …

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Sustainability

ISO 26000 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility, was developed by ISO to provide organisations with tools to improve …

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Sustainability

Sustainable Living: Consumer Choices

More than 50% of the energy-related emissions reductions needed to get to net-zero will come from consumer …

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NewsSustainability

Antaris Consulting has committed to reducing our absolute scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions by 50% …

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Circular Economy Leaders Programme

Antaris are delighted to announce that we will be developing and delivering a new Circular Economy Leaders …

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Environment

The Depredations of Single-use Plastic

Every year 8 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into our oceans. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation …

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ISO Standards

ISO 30415:2021: New International Standard on Human Resource Management – Diversity and Inclusion

In this blog, I will introduce the new international standard ISO 30415:2021 which provides guidance on instilling …

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Sustainability

Sustainable Finance & Understanding How to Get There

Source: https://www.ifrs.org/use-around-the-world/use-of-ifrs-standards-by-jurisdiction/view Adapted. Image: For demonstration purposes only. The convergence of Sustainability and Financial Reporting.i In ‘Who …

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ISO StandardsNews

ISO 10012 Training Delivered to Transitions Optical

Transitions Optical manufactures photochromic plastic lenses at its premises in Tuam, Co. Galway and employs approximately 200 …

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ISO Standards

Comparing the Similarities and Differences in ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 50001:2018 – Clause 7 Support

This blog series continues to investigate the similarities and differences between ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO 50001:2018. …

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EnvironmentNews

Antaris Sponsors Environment Ireland Event

Antaris Consulting participated in and sponsored one of Ireland’s major environment conference – Environment Ireland, on 18th …

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Integrated Management SystemsSustainability

Management Principles and Sustainability

Management System Standards and strategies may be successfully applied to sustainability. The concepts and processes involved provide …

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Sustainability

Sustainable Transition and Managing Change

Figure 1: A failure to consult with internal stakeholders drives resistance While surveys vary, change projects generally …

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Sustainability

Increased Funding Expected for Circular Economy Initiatives in 2022

A successor to the 2021 Circular Economy Innovations Grants Scheme (CEIGS) is expected to be announced in …

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Sustainability

Materiality Assessments as Part of your Sustainability Journey

Embarking on a sustainability journey can be confusing. To separate the wheat from the chaff, one of …

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Sustainability

Small Start Makes Big Impact

Antaris helps SMEs play their part in tackling the climate crisis. The climate emergency requires action from …

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Environment

Electric Cars Produce Around Half the Lifetime Carbon Emissions of a Diesel Car*

 (*for a medium sized car, purchased in 2020 with a battery manufactured in China and charged on …

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Environment

Be Lean & Go Green

Antaris can assist your company to become leaner and greener.  A win-win situation – with economic and …

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Sustainability

A Sustainability Strategy for your Organisation

“If humanity changed the climate by mistake…we can change it with intent” – So declared Interface in …

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Sustainability

Operationalising Sustainability

If your sustainability strategy does not make it to the operational phase – you are open to …

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Sustainability

Lean Driven Sustainability

How can lean improvements enable an organisation to achieve its sustainability objectives? Global issues, such as the …

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NewsSustainability

Antaris at ESG Summit 2022

ESG is not a choice anymore, but the only way forward… Inaugural ESG Summit 2022  Sustainability is …

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NewsSustainability

Lunch ‘n’ Learn – Sustainability Leadership

Join our Sustainability expert, Geoff Dooley tomorrow at the Lunch ‘n’ Learn Event with Limerick Chamber Skillnet. …

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Sustainability

Sustainability and Financial Disclosure

Paris Agreement – “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial …

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NewsSustainability

Net Zero Masterclass – Climate Ready Academy

Antaris successfully developed and delivered Net-Zero Essentials Training Programme in conjunction with Central Solutions (Climate Ready Academy). …

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Sustainability

The 5 Disciplines of a Sustainable Organisation

As the latest IPCC climate report (issued 28th February 2022) makes clear, we are increasingly vulnerable to …

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NewsSustainability

New – Enterprise Ireland’s Green Transition Fund

As part of Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan and funded by the European Union, the Green …

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EnvironmentNews

Meet Antaris at the Environment Ireland Conference

Environment Ireland is the main conference in the Irish environment sector calendar. It is a two-day, multi-stream …

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NewsSustainability

Antaris at Environment Ireland Conference, October 2022

A great second half of Day 1 of Environment Ireland with a split focus on the circular …

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NewsSustainability

Sustainability Standards Developed by International Standards Organisation

Sustainability Standards and standards that contribute to sustainability have been developed by the International Standards Organisation. These …

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Climate ChangeEnvironment

International Cooperation and Environmental Crises: COP27 & COP15

There are several environmental issues plaguing our world right now, with the biggest and most notorious being …

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Sustainability

Scaling Sustainability : systems-thinking

Chatting with my colleague Bruce about the world’s greatest challenges recently – he spoke of his dislike …

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NewsSustainability

Antaris is Facilitating the National Stakeholder Forums on the Sustainable Development Goals, Organised by DECC

At the beginning of this year, Antaris was appointed s by the Minister for Environment, Climate and …

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NewsSustainability

ESG Awards 2023 – Antaris Selected as a Finalist

Antaris has been selected as one of the finalists for the ESG Awards 2023 under the category …

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Sustainability

Sustainable Development Goals Stakeholder Forums by Department for Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC)

Early this year, Antaris was appointed by the Department for Environment, Climate, and Communications (DECC) to provide …

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CEO Antaris at the HSR Conference 2023 – ESG Presentation Summary

Below mentioned is a summary of the presentation  delivered by Gerard Higgins, CEO Antaris, last week: The …

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EnvironmentNews

Green for Micro Programme in Conjunction with Local Enterprise Office

As service providers on the Green Directory with Enterprise Ireland, Antaris is delighted to be part of …

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Environment

The Road to Net Zero

SMEs need to realise that business as usual is obsolete Ireland has agreed to a massive, transformative …

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ISO StandardsManagement Systems

An overview of ISO 27001:2022

  In today’s digital world, organisations face a growing number of threats to their information assets. From …

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Climate ChangeEnvironment

Science-based targets for nature launched.

The Science Based Targets Network – a global coalition of 80+ environmental non-profits – has released the …

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Compliance ManagementEnvironment

Coffee Roasters Beware – Health and Safety Executive UK issues Safety Alert!

What is the problem?  The HSE in the UK have issued a Safety Alert in relation to …

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NewsSustainability

What is Greenblushing?

Greenblushing is when a business or organisation opts not to communicate its positive sustainability practices out of …

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Climate ChangeEnvironment

Understanding Sustainability and ESG

  The terms ESG and Sustainability are often used interchangeably, but there are key differences. Check out …

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EnvironmentSustainability

Antaris attends the HSR Conference

Antaris attended the HSR Conference which took place on the 4th of May in UCD, Dublin. This …

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Sustainability

Calling time on timewashing

Got big sustainability goals for the future? Great.  The next big question is what are you doing …

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Sustainability

Why sustainability performance is key to a business success

Strong sustainability performance is fast becoming a business’s licence to operate and also acts as a clever …

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Climate ChangeEnvironment

ESG Insights Second Edition: Stay Updated with Our Latest News

ESG Insights: Stay Updated with Our Latest News In this month’s newsletter from Antaris Consulting, we delve …

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