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    Five key predictions for the safety sector in 2024

    This year, many businesses look set to place even greater emphasis on sustainability performance and the wider use of new technology to ensure safety at work, but concerns remain about the potential safety risks as the energy sector makes the transition to cleaner and greener energy sources.

    By David Head, Dräger Safety on 20 February 2024

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    Purchasing PPE: why sustainability data is becoming crucial

    With businesses increasingly keen to minimise their carbon footprint by selecting materials and products with the lowest carbon emissions, PPE specialist uvex has started offering data on the amount of greenhouse gases its products generate.

    By Verena Keller, uvex on 09 February 2024

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    UK heatwaves could kill thousands and cause workplace injuries to rise, warn MPs

    As global temperatures continue to increase, heatwaves could claim up to 10,000 lives a year in the UK and cause work-related injuries to spike, a new report by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned.

    By Kerry Reals on 02 February 2024

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    Sustainability and safety in business: finding the right balance

    Although many businesses are increasingly focusing on improving their sustainability and environmental performance, new research has found the majority of people at work believe these efforts will also have a positive impact on occupational safety standards.

    By Dave Head, Draeger Safety UK on 01 November 2023

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    Achieving net zero: why the associated safety risks must be addressed from the very start

    By Sean Elson, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP on 01 June 2023

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    Government's ‘Green Day’ plans need more ambition on green jobs

    The government’s Net Zero strategy fails to protect jobs and is not creating enough ‘green jobs’, says the TUC.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 April 2023

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    Why water should be a priority for your business

    Implementing water-saving measures can save a business money and energy – and boost its reputation as an environmentally-responsible organisation.

    By Laura White, Waterwise on 14 June 2023

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    ESG reporting: how software can help

    Mining investors have heightened their awareness of ‘tailings’, or waste from mining operations, and are increasingly looking for and demanding improved ESG performance from the mining companies they invest financial funds in.

    By Christine Adeline, SAI360 on 09 June 2022

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    All jobs greener: why we need workforce transformation for a sustainable future

    The shift to a green economy will create green jobs within new and emerging sectors, while those working in existing sectors will have to gain the requisite green skills to take advantage of the business value-creation opportunities that come from embedding sustainability across the whole organisation.

    By Martin Baxter, deputy CEO, IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment) on 01 June 2022

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    Why businesses should save water

    Adopting simple water efficiency measures can save a business money and help cut global greenhouse gas emissions.

    By Dr Nathan Richardson on 15 June 2021