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UK Case Studies

Below are a selection of case studies that are specific to the United Kingdom

  • ERM announces acquisition of Yorkshire-Based JSC International

    ERM is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of JSC International Limited (JSC). JSC is a leading regulatory affairs consultancy based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The team at JSC provide regulatory advisory services to the chemical industr...

    United Kingdom
  • How much is that newt in the window? Ecological risks and opportunities in property and asset management

    by Richard Croft and Les Hatton How much would you expect to pay to protect a great crested newt? The cost is probably a lot higher than you would imagine. Whether part of the ongoing management of operational sites, or as an element of the proper...

    United Kingdom
  • Post-merger integration - a practical perspective

    By William Butterworth Whether EHS leaders work for an acquiring, acquired, or divested business, company transitions are always chaotic events. People, programmes, procedures, and IT systems that were previously understood and relied upon may...

    United Kingdom
    Transaction Services
  • Extending our chemicals offering in the North East

    As one of the leading international providers of environmental, health, safety, risk, social and sustainability consulting services, we are pleased to announce our extended offering to our North East and Yorkshire-based chemicals clients with the...

    United Kingdom
  • Reaching Forward

    The final June 2018 deadline for registration of phase-in substances under the REACH Regulations may not exactly be looming, but as we’re now well into the final lap of this Olympian task, it’s not an inappropriate time to take stock. As a maratho...

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  • Certification to ISO 50001: an aid to continuing to improve energy use

    Energy is one of the top five operating expenses for most companies, but it is often managed like a fixed cost: total spending is tracked but with little understanding of savings potential or how business decisions will impact energy use elsewhere...

    United Kingdom
  • How are your operations affected by the Industrial Emissions Directive?

    The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) applies to a wide range of industrial installations across the European Union (mainly those covered by the former IPPC Directive) as well as large combustion plants, waste incineration plants, activities...

    United Kingdom
  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme and the EU

    With the UK’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), gathering momentum as we progress into 2015, many businesses are taking a closer look at the European picture. ESOS is the UK transposition of Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive...

    United Kingdom
  • Control of Major Accident Hazards 2015 - what has changed?

    From June 2015 there will be changes to the way major hazard sites are managed in the UK. The Seveso III Directive that was adopted by the European Commission in July 2012 must be implemented by each member state by June 2015. In the UK this is...

    United Kingdom
  • Water Risk Assessment – Operational and Sustainability Performance

    In considering their 2020 sustainability commitments an increasing number of clients are asking ERM to assist them in understanding their exposure to water risk at the same time. The initial linkage comes from the simple fact that, in the develope...

    United Kingdom
  • Process safety - are you giving it the attention it deserves?

    The consequences of getting it wrong can be truly frightening – in recent decades we have seen  devastating toxic gas releases at Bhopal (India) and Seveso (Italy); explosions at Texas City and Waco (USA), Toulouse (France), San Juanico (Mexico) a...

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  • How do you make your spend on site improvements go further?

    The environmental consequences of major accidents and the connection between failures in process safety systems and environmental damage are getting increased focus under COMAH Regulations.  Whilst there is an obvious link in principle between...

    United Kingdom
  • Complex contaminated site assessments - are you wasting money?

    The management of contaminant issues on large sites with multiple pollutant sources or complex geologies presents a challenge to site owners.  Site investigation is an iterative process with staged investigations and data gathering sometimes takin...

    United Kingdom
  • The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) - are you ready?

    From 31st December this year, if you are a UK registered ‘large enterprise’ with more than 250 employees, or a turnover of more than €50m and a balance sheet exceeding €43m, you are obliged to participate in the new Energy Savings Opportunity Sche...

    United Kingdom
  • ERM wins in the 2014 Sustainability Leader Awards

    ERM is voted ‘Sustainability Leader in Consultancy for 2014’ in the Sustainability Leaders Awards in the UK.

    United Kingdom
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
  • Case Study: Tesco

    Background Create a system to capture and record life cycle footprint data on a range of products for Britain’s largest retailer, Tesco, and in turn communicate this information to consumers. Our Approach Tesco is a British-based international...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Syngenta

    Background Develop and implement a standardized compliance audit approach across Syngenta’s global operations. Our Approach Syngenta was formed in 2001 and is a world leading Agribusiness. The Company is now a leader in Crop Protection and ranks...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Scottish Water

    Background Support Scottish Water as they undertake one of the country’s largest construction ventures; from site selection through planning, to construction and operation. Our Approach Scottish Water is Scotland’s publicly owned drinking water an...

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Scotia Gas Networks

    Helping to assess and mitigate potential environmental risks at over 250 sites across the UK through soil and groundwater site investigations, regulatory liaison and development of sustainable remediation solutions Background Scotia Gas Networks’...

    United Kingdom
    Contaminated Site Management
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Muir Group Housing Association

    Background Design and supervise remediation to remove traces of benzene and ensure CO2 and methane levels were controlled at a housing estate in England for the Muir Group Housing Association. Our Approach In 2005, the unusual deaths of two toddle...

    United Kingdom
    Contaminated Site Management
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Guardian News & Media

    Background Assessing the life cycle environmental impacts of newspaper wrapping options for The Guardian, one of Britain’s leading newspapers thereby enabling Guardian News & Media (GNM) to reduce the environmental footprint of its newspapers. Our...

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Eurostar

    Background Provide independent assurance for Eurostar around the processes it has put in place to deliver carbon neutral journeys. Our Approach As part of Eurostar’s wider green initiative, “Tread Lightly”, launched in April 2007, Eurostar committ...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case study: E.ON

    Assessing the impacts of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farm proposals for E.ON.

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Power
  • ERM recognized for health & safety management

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has recognized ERM in UK and Ireland with a gold achievement award as part of its annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards. This award is recognition of ERM’s commitment to keeping our...

    United Kingdom
  • ERM at the Piper 25 conference

    ERM will be presenting papers at Piper 25 – a conference reflecting on the lessons learnt from the Piper Alpha tragedy, reviewing how far offshore safety has evolved since, and to reinforce industry commitment to continuous improvement. This major...

    United Kingdom
    Risk Management
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM extends its Aberdeen offering

    ERM, one of the leading international providers of risk, safety, environmental, health and social consulting services is extending its offering to Aberdeen-based oil and gas clients. Companies operating in the area will have local access to a full...

    United Kingdom
    Risk Management
    Oil & Gas
  • ERM Gold Sponsor of leading human factors event

    ERM is a Gold Sponsor of the Human and Organisational Factors in the O&G and Chemical Industries Conference running from 9-10 October. Organised by the UK HSE with the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF), this prestigious event welcom...

    United Kingdom
    Risk Management
    Oil & Gas
  • Developing a carbon offset calculator for BP and Olympics 2012

    ERM has helped to develop a carbon offset calculator for BP and the London Olympics 2012 in addition to calculating the carbon footprint of some of the UK’s leading athletes. ERM is playing its part in supporting carbon neutral travel to and from...

    United Kingdom
    Other important industries
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • ERM ranked 26th in Top Track 250 League Table

    ERM has been named 26th in the Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 League Table of fastest growing companies, which ranks Britain's leading mid-market private companies by sales. The Sunday Times is one of the UK’s biggest selling national Sunday...

    United Kingdom
  • ERM wins prestigious UK award as global consultant of the year

    ERM has been declared Global Consultant of the Year by the UK’s New Civil Engineer (NCE) and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Consultants of the Year Awards. The Award recognizes our year of sustained growth as an employer (ie...

    United Kingdom
  • ERM Temple Group Mott MacDonald Consortium wins high speed rail contracts

    A consortium led by global sustainability consulting firm ERM, and including Temple Group and Mott MacDonald, has won two major Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) contracts for the proposed high speed rail development. Awarded two of the four...

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • W Ian Hamilton appointed to lead ERM’s Global Human Factors Team

    Ian Hamilton  has been recognized for his expertise in the field of Human Factors by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as evidenced by his appointment as a Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014. 

    United Kingdom
    Risk Management
    Power
    Oil & Gas
  • Ian Bailey to head up ERM in UK & Ireland

    ERM, the leading global sustainability consultancy, is pleased to announce that Ian Bailey is joining the company to head up its highly successful UK & Ireland division. He will take up the position of Managing Partner for the UK & Ireland and...

    United Kingdom
  • Thirteen top CEOs publically endorse valuing nature and pollution

    International guide launched by business to enhance sustainable business decision-making through ecosystem valuation. As global natural capital continues to diminish, the world is becoming increasingly resource constrained. As a result, pressure i...

    United Kingdom
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • ERM joins debate on valuing nature to improve sustainable decision making and cut costs

    James Spurgeon – Technical Director for ERM’s Environmental Economics team – has joined the debate on how companies are increasingly considering their impacts and dependencies associated with ecosystem services. Quoted in the Financial Times artic...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
  • Vattenfall and Scottish Power Renewables appoint ERM as lead environmental consultant in the development of offshore wind project

    Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables, the developers of the East Anglia offshore windfarm zone, have appointed ERM as lead environmental consultant to assist in the development of the first offshore wind project in the 7.2GW Round 3 Norfolk Ban...

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Power
  • ERM appoints new Chairman to support and help drive ERM’s next phase of growth

    The Board of ERM is delighted to announce that Philip Gore-Randall has been appointed non-executive Chairman of the company. Mr Gore-Randall has 25 years’ international professional services experience from his time with Arthur Andersen where he...

    United Kingdom
  • ERM climbs up the Top Track 250 League Table for second consecutive year

    ERM has been named 30th in the Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 League Table. A ranking which is 27 places higher than last year, and 38 places higher than in 2007. The Sunday Times is one of the UK’s biggest selling national Sunday newspapers. Its Top...

    United Kingdom
  • ERM signs Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung SDS to provide complete Greenhouse Gas data collection services

    Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Samsung SDS to help provide the highest level of support in gathering mandatory greenhouse gas data.   ERM is a leading global provider of environmental,...

    United Kingdom
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • ERM business guide makes the case for product stewardship

    The product of the future will be low carbon, low energy, low waste – but high value. These are arguably some of the goals set out for all types of company in a new ERM business guide Adding value with sustainable products. The illustrated booklet...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
  • ERM business guide makes the case for product stewardship

    The product of the future will be low carbon, low energy, low waste – but high value. These are arguably some of the goals set out for all types of company in a new ERM business guide Adding value with sustainable products. The illustrated booklet...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
  • ERM sweeps the board at the annual EDIE Awards for Environmental Excellence

    Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world’s leading environmental consultancy picked up five awards at the recent 2008 EDIE award ceremony held last week. ERM was voted Best Consultancy in five categories: Best Consultancy for Due...

    United Kingdom
  • ERM appoints new Managing Partner for the UK and Ireland

    Environmental Resources Management (ERM) the world’s leading environmental consultancy, today announced that Keryn James has been appointed the new Managing Partner for the UK & Ireland. Keryn James takes over from Steve Laking, who was recently...

    United Kingdom
  • Environmental Resources Management Contributes to Major New Book on Managing Climate Risk

    Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has been heavily involved in the writing of a new book entitled Managing Climate Risk: a practical guide for business. Climate change poses a serious threat to the continuity and prosperity of organizations...

    United Kingdom
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • ERM Provides Assurance to Eurostar on its Commitment to Carbon Neutral Journeys

    Travellers buying a Eurostar ticket between London and Paris will discover that their train journey is carbon neutral. Simply by logging on the company’s website, travellers will be able to find out what steps Eurostar is taking to support this...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries

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