Martin Baxter leads on IEMA's policy and external engagement activity. Baxter works in the UK, and internationally, to support the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient, and sustainable economy.
Baxter has national and international experience in developing and negotiating global and European standards and developing capacity for effective and widespread implementation. He was recently appointed chair of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) sub-committee on environmental management systems. Prior to this, Baxter was head of the UK delegation to ISO TC207, the technical committee responsible for environmental management standardization. Martin represents the UK on the European Commission Eco-Management and Audit Scheme regulatory committee.
Baxter is a regular media spokesperson on a range of business environment topic areas. He has extensive experience of networking and communicating at all levels, including with senior parliamentarians, Government officials, business leaders, and academia.
Baxter is a board member of IEMA and also the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), where he chairs the SocEnv Registration Authority. He is a Fellow of IEMA and the RSA, and a Chartered Environmentalist.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out long-term actions to improve the lives of people around the world. Environmental protection and enhancement is critical to achieving the SDGs and organizations have an important role to play. This presentation outlines how the international environmental management system standard ISO 14001—widely used around the world—provides a management framework for organizations to contribute to the success of the SDGs.