Labour at the BTC: Energy and Net Zero Carbon 

Labour at the BTC: Energy and Net Zero Carbon 

On 20th August Jeremy Corbyn made a semi-surprise visit to Totem Sustainability’s offices at the BTC Stevenage (we knew it was a labour politician but not who it was). I had the opportunity to talk business and sustainability with the Labour leader and participate in a panel with Jeremy Corbyn, Sharon Taylor (Leader of the Council at Stevenage Borough Council) and Jill Borcherds (Prospective Parliamentary Labour Read more about Labour at the BTC: Energy and Net Zero Carbon […]

Energy and Carbon: Reporting must lead to actions

Energy and Carbon: Reporting must lead to actions

Last month I met up with an ex-colleague and friend, Hannah Kershaw of QinetiQ, to discuss the current state of energy and carbon standards. Instead of writing a piece myself, Hannah (who taught me most of what I know about energy and carbon), kindly agreed to provide her insights on the changing carbon and energy Read more about Energy and Carbon: Reporting must lead to actions[…]

ISO 14001: What does it mean?

ISO 14001: What does it mean?

Having worked as a lead auditor for some big certification bodies, including BM Trada and NQA, I noticed many ISO 14001 systems were implemented by individuals who were primarily quality consultants. These systems are often good enough to achieve UKAS certification, but do not maximise value for the organisation because the consultant is not a Read more about ISO 14001: What does it mean?[…]

Why is a Sustainability Consultancy offering ISO 9001 Quality Management?

Why is a Sustainability Consultancy offering ISO 9001 Quality Management?

When I first set out to build better sustainability reporting systems, it quickly became apparent that most organisations get ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) certification before starting to report their sustainability impacts, and before ISO 14001 they typically get ISO 9001 (Quality Management). Most organisations use a quality consultant to help them achieve ISO 9001, and Read more about Why is a Sustainability Consultancy offering ISO 9001 Quality Management?[…]

ISO 9001: What does it mean?

ISO 9001: What does it mean?

Totem Sustainability Founder Ian Dodd gives the low down on ISO 9001 and what it can do for you and your business. Quality managers, who needs them? Always telling you what to do and not understanding the way the organisation ’really’ works? Unfortunately, this is a complaint I hear all too often, and it’s a Read more about ISO 9001: What does it mean?[…]

ISO Management Systems: Who needs them?

ISO Management Systems: Who needs them?

Totem Sustainability are taking new approaches to enable organisations to achieve their aspirations through ISO management systems. Founder and CEO Ian Dodd tells us about some recent discussions he’s had about QMS and explains how ISO standards can help all organisations. Recently I was talking to some business owners based with me at the BTC Read more about ISO Management Systems: Who needs them?[…]

Impactory: Totem Sustainability spawns a spinout

Impactory: Totem Sustainability spawns a spinout

Totem Sustainability has some exciting news, our sustainability reporting platform is being spun out as a new company! After spending time specifying the system I met Valerio Cestrone, a specialist in data mining, machine learning, statistics, organizational development and leadership. Together we have founded a new company, Impactory, which will take on the reporting platform Read more about Impactory: Totem Sustainability spawns a spinout[…]

How much do SMEs impact our environment?

How much do SMEs impact our environment?

It’s time to widen our focus. Most environmental legislation is targeted at large organisations, which makes sense right? It’s reasonable to assume that these are the organisations who will be having a biggest impact on our environment. However, it is in fact Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that have the biggest impact. A study Read more about How much do SMEs impact our environment?[…]

Totem Sustainability launches consulting services

Totem Sustainability launches consulting services

We have now launched our sustainability and environmental consulting services! With 10 years experience in consulting and sustainability we are now offering a wide range of sustainability consulting services including Chain of Custody, Environmental Management Systems, Health and Wellbeing, Reporting and Waste Management. See our Consulting page for the full range of services. Furthermore, we can Read more about Totem Sustainability launches consulting services[…]

Fashion and construction: unlikely partners in promoting responsible sourcing?

Fashion and construction: unlikely partners in promoting responsible sourcing?

In an effort to expand my horizons and meet new people passionate about making their industry more sustainable, I have been seeking out new events to attend. On 28th September I went along to the Sustainable Fashion Drinks hosted by the Ethical Fashion Forum at the Clerk and Well in London. Considering I have spent Read more about Fashion and construction: unlikely partners in promoting responsible sourcing?[…]