Free environmental workshops on offer to south east manufacturers

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For manufacturers in the South East wanting to improve their environmental credentials, two free one-day intensive workshops focused on environmental requirements for the manufacturing industry are on offer.

MAS South East, which is offering the sessions says that complicated and confusing regulations surrounding environmental performance often result in manufacturers pushing green objectives to the bottom of the priority list, viewing them as frustrating and as an additional burden in times of economic pressures. The workshop, run by manufacturing specialists, is practical, hands-on and hard work and, says MAS, will help businesses get a better understanding of environmental specifications in order to comply with law and remain competitive. Topics covered, all relating to the manufacturing sector; include sustainability issues, key elements of an Environmental Permit under the Environmental Permitting Regulation 2007, key elements of an Environmental Management System (EMS), risk assessment methodology and how to respond to environmental incidents. Patrick Lee, manufacturing specialist at MAS South East, said: "Tackling environmental legislation doesn't have to be taxing. Taking a proactive approach will provide manufacturers with a number of commercial advantages, including reduced energy costs, competitor differentiation and possibly even bonus payments made through the Carbon Reduction Commitment Efficiency Scheme following a reduction in levels of emissions." He continued: "Environmental drivers and a low carbon economy are key to the future success of manufacturing in the UK – manufacturers should be looking to go greener, utilising the benefits of responsible manufacturing." The free of charge workshops take place on 20 September in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and on 28 September in Hook, Hampshire, and includes a free follow-up onsite assessment to review progress. To book your place please email or telephone 01256 741034.