EEF announces creation of new National Sustainability role

Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Jonny Williamson

Coinciding with the relaunch of its environmental sustainability offering, EEF has appointed James Wyse to the newly created role of National Sustainability Lead.

Wyse 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.

Wyse 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.

The Sheffield native 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 an MSc with Distinction in Environmental Management for Business; and has held previous roles including group environment manager, group sustainability manager, and environment and health and safety manager in the brewing industry.

Wyse is also a full member of IEMA (the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) and a Chartered Environmentalist.

Steve Jackson, health, safety and sustainability director, EEF
Steve Jackson, health, safety and sustainability director, EEF.

EEF’s health, safety and sustainability director, Steve Jackson commented: “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.”

Wyse said: “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.”