Life Cycle Thinking (Part Three)

What are Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)? It is now common for organisations to use environmental credentials as a powerful marketing tool and to increase competitiveness. Our two previous blogs explored some of the business benefits of taking a life cycle perspective and carrying out Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs).  This last instalment in our series on […]

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Is Business Ethics an Oxymoron?

Human Trafficking, forced labour and slavery are currently very much at the top of the global agenda. Organisations need to be increasingly aware of their ethical responsibilities in helping to reduce these human rights violations. Globally, over 21 million people today are trapped, victims of forced labour and human trafficking. It is estimated that the […]

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Is the Gig up for the ‘Gig Economy’?

The Gig Economy is the phrase used to refer to the environment in which temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers for short – term engagements. The trend towards the gig economy is growing with many companies having an increasingly larger self-employed labour force – UBER, Deliveroo and Hermes to name just […]

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Modern Slavery,  Time to Act?

There are an estimated 11,700 people in modern slavery in the UK Within the construction industry, victims of forced labour are most commonly thought to be in the paving block and tarmacking industry. There are also cases of modern slavery of foreign nationals reported in security for constructions sites and with on site services It […]

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Engaging with Ethical Sourcing, why should I bother?

Background Clients and customers are beginning to demand higher levels of traceability and transparency in supply chains. The issue under particular scrutiny, and the topic of this briefing note, is the often hidden social and ethical impacts in construction supply chains and labour services on site. The complex and multinational supply chains integral to the […]

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