EEF creates new leadership role as it relaunches its environmental sustainability offering

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EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has appointed James Wyse to the newly created role of National Sustainability Lead. The move is part of a planned relaunch of EEF’s environmental sustainability service, which provides support for manufacturers looking to improve their performance in this vital field.

James will lead a team of highly knowledgeable, flexible and practical environmental consultants based throughout England and Wales. This expert team will support manufacturers with their sustainability agenda, including the transition to ISO14001:2015, energy and carbon management, the Energy Management System 50001, resource efficiency and compliance.

James will be responsible for growing the breadth and depth of EEF’s sustainability offering and developing key strategic partnerships in order to provide up-to-date and accessible solutions for manufacturers looking to improve their environmental performance and to identify and reduce their future environmental business risks to help ensure sustainable growth.

James, from Sheffield in Yorkshire, joined EEF in 2012 as a Climate and Environment Consultant. He has a HND in Mineral Processing and Materials Reclamation, a BSC in Science and a MSc with Distinction in Environmental Management for Business. He also has a wealth of practical experience in the field – previous roles include Group Environment Manager, Group Sustainability Manager and Environment and Health and Safety Manager in a career in the brewery industry spanning just over 20 years.

James is a full member of IEMA (the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) and a Chartered Environmentalist. He is married with two children and is a primary school governor and chairman of a local cricket team in his spare time. 

Steve Jackson, Health, Safety and Sustainability Director at EEF, says: “James comes with a strong blend of hands-on environmental management and academic experience that will be very valuable in his role here. He understands both the benefits and the real-world challenges facing companies wishing to improve their environmental performance and minimise risks. This will enable him to guide the team and to develop and enhance our sustainability offering so that we can continue to give manufacturers the expert support and reassurance that they need.”

James Wyse, new National Sustainability Lead at EEF, says: “EEF is already a well-known and respected provider of environmental management training and consultancy. By investing in this area we are committed to extending our first-class support for manufacturers looking to realise the benefits and opportunities of the sustainability agenda.

“Sustainability is only going to grow in importance and my role will be to keep on top of developments and to build and enhance our consultancy service so that companies can get the biggest bang for their environmental buck.”

From legal compliance to sustainable business strategy, find out more about the environmental support EEF offers here: http://www.eef.org.uk/business-support or call 0808 168 5874.

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