I really enjoyed working with Burges Salmon on their ISO 14001:2015 Transition Project last year, it has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated company who are so strongly committed to improving their environmental performance.
Burges Salmon are a founding member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance and have signed up to the LSA membership principles, which formed part of the compliance obligations so we needed to evaluate compliance with these principles as part of the internal audit process which I found interesting as I have not audited against these before.
During the project, I carried out an initial Gap Analysis of the existing ISO 14001:2004 compliant Environmental Management System and identified various actions which needed completing to meet the requirements of ISO 14001:2015. I also carried out a review of 47 documents related to the Environmental Management System and we managed to reduce this to 27 documents by simplifying and combining some and getting rid of others entirely which was very satisfying.
I worked at the amazing offices at One Glass Wharf, Bristol and was able to bike to the office along the Bristol-Bath Bike Path, which was quite appropriate for an environmental project! The building was completed in 2011 for Burges Salmon and has a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating with dock water cooling and grey water collection built in to improve the environmental performance of the building. The building also won the BCO Award for Commercial Workplace in 2011.
Direct HKW Project
4 days from February to June 18 | Transition Audit June 18, Surveillance Audit Sept 18.