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Does your business need a mission statement?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Does your business need a mission statement?

Mission statement is a powerful tool which is associated mainly with big corporate organisations and quite often neglected by small business owners and start-ups. When used properly mission statement can help to achieve business’ objectives, focus on the journey ahead as well as create meaningful work environment and inspire employees.   What is a mission statement? A mission statement is a declaration of an organisation’s purpose and aspirations that sets it apart from its competitors and identifies the scope of its operations in...

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Sustainability in tendering process – turn it into your advantage

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Sustainability in tendering process – turn it into your advantage

I have a friend who runs a medium-size electric plugs manufacturing business. Recently he was submitting a proposal to enter one of the supermarkets. For his proposal he was requested to provide copies of business’ quality, H&S and sustainability policies. On the top of that there was a request to submit information on action taken by his business to reduce carbon footprint and justification how working together will help the supermarket achieve their sustainability commitments. As much as my friend was used to submitting his ISO...

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Three things about sustainability & business

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Three things about sustainability & business

There is no doubt that the global population is growing. By 2050 there’s going to be 9 billion of us. This is 2 billion more than today. As well as an increase in the size of the population we also observe a big increase in the size of the so called “middle class”, meaning 25% of the global population will live in the cities by 2025.  This all has an impact on the state of natural resources and is reflected in the mood of the ‘jolly polar bear’. How are we going to maintain our standard of living with such a rapidly growing...

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Making the commitment – transform you business’ policy

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Making the commitment – transform you business’ policy

On average 40% of every tendering process results depend on a business’ ability to produce a policy statement in one or all of the following topics: health and safety, environment, quality, equal opportunity and more often sustainability and energy management. Yet, there are still organisations using a generic document to demonstrate their commitment in the aforementioned areas. A well written policy document, echoing company’s values and ambitions, can easily become one of the first positive touchpoints differentiating your business from the...

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