Environmental Legislation

  • December 14, 2012

    Green Office News: An audit is a good thing to have once in a while…
    Although they might seem scary, an audit; be it by an internal employee or an external assessor can bring numerous benefits to how your business. Identifying areas that need strengthening and highlighting the things that are done well are all highly constructive, and often you will be surprised what someone with a different pair of ...
  • December 12, 2012

    Green Office News: Oh dear, the dash for gas seems to catching on.
    In a previous article we discussed the intentions of a certain Mr. George Osborne to fund the development of new gas fired power stations using shale gas reserves to provide security and price protection for the U.K’s future energy needs. The problem with this plan is that gas is still a fossil fuel, will still run ...
  • December 11, 2012

    Green Office News: The unfortunate story of the timber trade
    An article published here has highlighted the prolificacy of illegal timber imports into China, and how this nation has become the world’s largest importer of logged trees. In fact it has estimated that last year one-third of all the timber sold worldwide was bought by China, ‘with little regard to its origin’. To put a stop ...
  • December 10, 2012

    Green Office News: It’s nearly Christmas, so why not consider giving a gift to the environment?
    As Christmas draws ever closer here at Wiles Greenworld H.Q we’re considering what gifts we can give to our environment this season. Ideas discussed mainly cover resolutions for next year, such as introducing new plants to the garden to encourage wildlife and leaving the car at home a little more often. One thing London businesses can ...
  • November 29, 2012

    Green Office News: Bills may be rising, but there is a plan in place for the long term
    At Wiles Greenworld HQ, we found it frustrating listening last week to the suggestion that environmental tax was going to put another £100 on our electricity bills by 2020.  The link below to an OFGEM factsheet shows the proportion of household bills that is attributable to each cost be that environmental, VAT, wholesale energy etc. http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Media/FactSheets/Documents1/household-bills.pdf ...
  • November 21, 2012

    Green Office News: Wind power, a conflict of interests?
    It might sound like we’re becoming a bunch of political commentators here at Wiles Greenworld H.Q… but its worth remembering this is where our policies are created, including those relating to our environment, and when you have coalition government in power sometimes a difference of opinion can occur. This is exactly what is happening around our ...
  • November 15, 2012

    Green Office News: The supermarkets are on top when it comes to carbon reporting
    As regulation creeps in, some recent analysis has been carried out to see which companies in the FTSE 100 are doing well and which ones are lagging behind. A recent report has been published stating that it is the supermarket industry that has come out on top, which may surprise some. What is clear though is ...
  • November 14, 2012

    Green Office News: A tale of bureaucracy
    Although the aviation industry is one of the highest emitters of any, it was announced today that the E.U have suspended their plan to charge airlines for carbon permits when using European Airspace. Click here  for more details. As you can imagine there have been mixed reviews to this stark turnaround on position from the European ...
  • November 12, 2012

    Green office News: It’s all in the standard…
    Setting standards can help you reach benchmarks, and thus adhering to International Standards of Organisations (ISOs) can help you become the benchmark company in your industry, just as we have. During our most recent assessment, a re-certification audit for ISO 14001, we were informed that within a group of similar organisations we’ve come way above average ...
  • November 9, 2012

    Green Office News: Wiles Greenworld’s green products and services
    Wiles Greenworld is one of the biggest green office suppliers in the London area. The company prides itself in providing its customers with a free recycling service, recycled office supplies as well as eco-friendly office furniture that can help every business minimise its impact on the environment. In addition, we offer environmental consultancy services which ...
  • November 9, 2012

    Green Office News: Following influential figures and becoming one yourself is a sure-fire way to drive greater participation in green initiatives
    At Wiles Greenworld HQ the influential figures followed and believed are as mixed and varied as the people who work here. Where some of us are passionate football fans, others aren’t so sporty and appreciate more sedate pastimes such as cooking and reading. Others of course (or should that be all of us) are hugely passionate about ...
  • November 9, 2012

    Green office news: Why going green with your energy supplier can impact global change.
    Going green with your energy supplier has never been so important. Currently U.K energy providers only produce small quantities and trade between themselves to fulfill the quotas imposed on them by legislation. Don’t worry though, finding a 100% green electricity supplier is possible and usually leads to a better relationship as the companies are smaller. At Wiles Greenworld ...
  • November 7, 2012

    Green Office New: Let us help you ‘green’ your business
    Wiles Greenworld Green Office Supplies London provides its customers with a wide variety of environmental office supplies as well as eco-friendly office furniture which minimise the negative impact on the environment. Wiles Greenworld assists businesses in becoming green by helping them get ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 accreditations through our POA consultancy services. We derive opportunities ...
  • November 6, 2012

    Green Office News: Let us ‘green’ your business
    Wiles Greenworld’s environmental consultancy service is dedicated to helping businesses become more environmentally friendly. We assist small and medium size businesses in the preparation of all necessary documents that they need in order to get ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations. Wiles Greenworld understands the huge importance of the preservation of the environment and this is the ...
  • November 5, 2012

    Green Office News: Old buildings can learn new tricks with the retro-fitting of efficiency boosting technology
    As over 60% of existing U.K building stock will still be in use by 2050 retro fitting is both an essential and sure fire initiative to improve the efficiency of these buildings and, in turn, getting them to help meet our binding emission reduction targets. Here at Wiles H.Q we didn’t want to wait for the ...
  • November 2, 2012

    Green Office News: Considering the origin of even the simplest things can open eyes and minds to sustainable sourcing of the products used every day.
    Pens and papers used in offices every day consume a great quantity of energy and natural resources in their manufacture and distribution. Making an informed decision with the knowledge of where and how the products are made can help you make a more sustainable product choice – something which is made as easy as possible ...
  • November 1, 2012

    Green Office News: Certification, Certification, Certification
    At Wiles HQ we know the importance of having the right paperwork in place, especially when we are dealing with the recycling of other businesses’ waste. That is why we have internal management systems that meet ISO 9001 and 14001 standards to help us ensure we meet and exceed the legal and environmental legislation surrounding us. ...
  • October 30, 2012

    Green Office News: Are you “passing the buck” on energy efficiency?
    According to a recent survey conducted by a major energy supplier 90% of SME employees do not see energy efficiency as their responsibility in the workplace. At Wiles HQ we find reports like this fascinating as it shows the amount of work that still needs to be done to embed sustainable thinking in U.K offices. Another finding we ...
  • October 22, 2012

    Green Office News: Do you report your Environmental Impact?
    Did you know that all listed firms here in the U.K are required to report their Environmental Impacts in their end of year reports? Although “Environmental Impacts” could be translated in a number of ways what is being focused on is carbon emissions and the actions taken to reduce them. As it is widely though that this level ...
  • October 16, 2012

    Green Office News: With so many green organisations out there, how do you know where to turn?
    For those just starting out on their plans to make their organisations greener it can be quite a daunting task to find information and assistance that is of the relevance needed to be useful. With government departments, NGOs and green consultancies all vying for your attention it can be a challenge to find a partner ...
  • October 12, 2012

    Green Office News: The rise of the Green Economy
    A great report published by the Green Alliance today is well worth a read for anyone interested in U.K green business and the low carbon sector of the economy. As the second greenest company in the U.K we thought we’d bring this to your attention and thank our customers for contributing to the rise of the ...
  • October 3, 2012

    Green Office News: Wiles Greenworld goes further with Brunel University, West London
    We’re delighted to be associated with Brunel University as they have just been nominated for the Best Business School prize and University of the Year at the looming for the Sunday Times Higher Education awards. Our Sustainable Development Director, Toby Robins, has been a guest lecturer on the Brunel Business School Masters and MBA programs for ...
  • September 18, 2012

    Green Office News: How to start your office seeing a greener path.
    At Wiles Greenworld our consultancy offerings are growing all the time and we welcome any opportunity to help your office see a greener path. Having achieved ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 our compliance knowledge and expertise speaks for itself. But did you know we can also help your office go greener in a variety of ...
  • September 5, 2012

    Green Office News: It is time to consider your PPP, the triple bottom line
    If you are not aware of your company’s triple bottom line, now is the time according to Low Carbon Business Leaders. The People, Profit and planetary impacts your business has should now be considered, understood and acted upon to take positive steps to a low carbon future. At Wiles Greenworld we stock of range of green ...
  • September 4, 2012

    Green Office News: 1 in every 9 Waste Recycling Centres found Illegal in recent report
    In a report released today by the U.K Environment Agency it has been found that 1 in every 9 Waste Recycling Centres in England, Scotland and Wales is functioning illegally; either without license, permit or exemption. This is a shocking statistic but comes as no surprise considering the riches on offer in the illegal waste trade. ...
  • September 4, 2012

    Green Office News: Rhino horn poaching still a major threat in South Africa
    The number of poachers in South Africa has dramatically risen since 2005 claims recent reports. From 1990 to 2005, 14 rhinos were poached every year, this increased to 333 in 2010, in  2011 448 rhinos were poached and so far this year 339 rhinos have been killed for their horn. It is assumed that most ...
  • August 6, 2012

    Green Office News: “Carbon Monoxide can disrupt the hearts rhythm” claims researchers
    According to a recent report by some researchers from Leeds, levels of Carbon Monoxide can disrupt the hearts rhythm and can also prove to be fatal. High levels of Carbon Monoxide which can be found in heavy traffic can affect the way the hearts resets itself after each beat. Researchers have looked to an old ...
  • July 20, 2012

    Canada energy industry must improve green reputation
    Canada has been told that it will not be able to fully benefit from huge resources of oil and natural gas unless the energy industry improves its environmental record, a Canadian Senate report concluded on Thursday. The report, from the Energy Committee of the Senate, said Canada should do more to persuade the world it was developing its resources ...
  • July 16, 2012

    Recycled office supplies
    Wiles Greenworld London office supplies offers a range of eco friendly and recycled office supplies. From FSC certified paper to 100% recycled folders, we’ve got it all and we’ll help you cut cost while going green. Our team of specially trained staff can help you select the best value environmental office supplies….and if you’re looking ...
  • July 12, 2012

    Green Office News: ‘Clear laws needed to protect endangered animals’ claims wildlife charity
    Clear legislation and tougher sentencing is needed to protect endangered species claims a wildlife charity. Illegal buying of ivory tusks, stuffed tigers and bear skins has created a £13billion business worldwide. A rhino horn can be sold for approximately £60,000 a kilo which is approximately twice the value of gold. Fortunately the Met’s wildlife crime ...
  • June 26, 2012

    Green Office News: Was the Rio Earth Summit Effective?
    The Rio Earths exists to address poverty, environmental protection and growth for the natural world and critics are left wondering whether this year’s earth summit has been effective. The main criticism was whether political institutions that set aims towards achieving sustainable development would follow it up. This calls for more action from corporation powers and ...
  • June 25, 2012

    Green Office News: Rio Summit claims that lack of environmental progress is linked to Corporate power.
    Social and environmental charities have recently claimed that the Rio +20 agreement is ‘too weak’ to manage social and environmental issues and has claimed that corporate power was a main reason for the lack environmental progress. This calls for big MNCs to evaluate their environmental objectives and sustainability practices in the workplace. The next UN ...
  • June 20, 2012

    Green Office News: Ozone and Nitrogen are huge pollutant threats in UK
    According to a new study by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK is struggling to tackle the rise in new pollutants such as Ozone and Nitrogen. Despite the UK moving forward with the problems caused by acid rain, ozone is still a massive problem as ground level ozone can affect the yield of ...
  • June 19, 2012

    Green Office News: Rio Earth Summit pushes for corporate green reporting
    Many companies worldwide will be encouraged to report on environmental and performance related issues under new proposals set by the UN. The new proposals are not welcomed by the US, Canada and India in fear that this will add to companies regulatory burdens. This new measure is set to be finalised at the UN Rio ...
  • April 19, 2012

    Landfill tax increases by £8
    The landfill tax has now increased by £8 making it £64 per tonne of waste sent to landfill. This figure is set to increase an additional £8 in 2013 and again in 2014 which will see it rise to £80 per tonne. The Chancellor recently stated in that beyond 2014 he would not allow it to ...
  • March 13, 2012

    Green Office News: UK Water Companies announce house pipe bans affecting 20million households
    UK Utility providers, Thames Water, Southern Water, South East Water, Anglian Water, Sutton and East Surrey, Thames Water, Veolia South East and Veolia Central have announced house pipe bans which are due to commence of the 5th of April this year. Individuals caught breaking this ban by using house pipes, filling paddling pools or using ...
  • February 20, 2012

    Green Office News: ExxonMobil fined over failing to report CO2 Emissions
    ExxonMobil has reportedly been fined £2.8m for failing to report CO2 emissions on its Mosmorran chemical plant in Fife. ExxonMobil has regretted its errors which were highlighted by a report by SEPA last week. ExxonMobil has claimed that they have made a commitment over the past two years to reduce NOx and CO2 emissions. This ...
  • January 30, 2012

    Green Office News: ‘Sustainable Development is crucial’ States UN
    The UN recently claimed that the world must change the way it does business especially when it comes to environmental issues. The UN conducted a report claiming sustainable development is now more important than ever. This report defines sustainable development as ‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability for future generations to ...
  • January 26, 2012

    Green Office News: Boris Johnsons Hybrid Buses saving 30% on Fuel and 20% in Nitrogen Oxide Pollution
    According to an article published today, the diesel electric hybrid buses that are currently used in London have reduced fuel costs and are leading to cleaner air in London. This technology combines the standard diesel engine and electric motor and due to the benefits of this technology the number of diesel-electric hybrids have doubled year ...