Celebrating Social Enterprise Day

posted 21.11.2013

 Today is Social Enterprise Day, a day set up to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the social enterprise sector around the world. The Social Enterprise movement started over two decades ago but has emerged and grown into a significant contributor to the British economy. There are now over 68,000 social enterprises in Britain including some household names such as The Cooperative Group, ...

Category: in the news, industry, Mike Close

Corruption rife in Construction Industry?

posted 21.11.2013

I read with interest on this week's Construction Enquirer website an article which claims that corruption and bribery are still rife in construction. With so many good things happening in the construction industry it is with disappointment that we read today that some of the traditional pitfalls of the industry still exist. Some specialist contractors are even threatening to quit the industry for...

Category: in the news, industry, Mike Close

Amnesty International blasts construction workers conditions

posted 19.11.2013

In September Recipro wrote about reports of shocking working conditions for migrant workers in Qatar, it appears similar reports have surfaced this time from human rights campaigners Amnesty International which further highlight and attack the condition of migrant workers in Qatar. Their findings showed that workers have been subjected to dangerous working conditions, non-payment and unfit accom...

Category: health and safety, in the news, industry, Mike Close

Backhauling - cutting costs, carbon and hygiene standards?

posted 19.11.2013

  An argument has arisen over the use of grocery logistics vehicles being used to backhaul waste products after it emerged that Tesco had being using their vehicles to do exactly this. The story has brought to light a practice whereby Tesco have stopped the use of a waste contractor for general rubbish instead using its own fleet to pick up rubbish from stores following delivery. Despite Tesco?...

Category: environment, in the news, Mike Close

Manchester building judged as greenest in World

posted 18.11.2013

Last week marked the official opening of One Angel Square ? the most environmentally friendly building in the world. The 14 storey building was officially opened yesterday by the Queen who unveiled a plaque to mark the opening The £100m offices will be the home of the Co-operative Group?s headquarters and has been declared the worlds leader in sustainable building having achieved the highest eve...

Category: environment, in the news, industry, Mike Close

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