The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) supports the objective of the draft Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) but it believes that it would be more effective in ensuring sustainable environmental protection if it took greater account of differing local needs and circumstances.
Every indicator points to Atlantic hurricane activity in 2010 being well above the norm with Atlantic basin and U.S. landfalling hurricane activity predicted to be 55% above the long-term norm, according to Tropical Storm Risks (TSR) pre-season forecast.
The British public seems to have lost its way when it comes to ‘risk intelligence’ according to John Holden, President of the Institution of Occupational Health (IOSH), the chartered body for health and safety.
Allied World Assurance Company, the Bermuda-based insurance company, has announced that its European operation Allied World Europe has launched a new product suite for small-to-medium enterprises called SME360SM.
Ireland’s international financial services industry last week announced its intention to create the role of Chairman of IFSC Ireland, the new body created to promote the sector. Former Taoiseach and E.U. Ambassador to the United States, John Bruton, has accepted the position.
AIRMIC has opened talks with the insurance market to address concerns that the current law that governs disclosure in the U.K.’s commercial insurance market is ‘unfair’ on buyers.
The quality of an insurance buyer’s presentation of risk information is crucial for them to obtain the most competitive terms from insurers, with underwriters rating it as more important than broker relationships when deciding whether to quote for a risk, according to research by broker Bowring Marsh.
EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger called a meeting of oil and gas production industry executives that operate in Europe and its offshore areas this Wednesday to obtain assurances that they ‘fully manage all necessary risks’ to avoid disasters similar to the ongoing Deepwater rig event in the Gulf of Mexico.
ERM is becoming the norm in Sweden and risk managers should not have to constantly prove its value. Ben Norris reports.
Risk managers must learn how to communicate effectively if their true value is to be realised by employers argued a communications expert at the SWERMA conference. Ben Norris reports.