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Our CEO's response to CIWM termination

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Statement regarding our commercial agreement with CIWM

Some of our customers and users may have received an email on Friday last week from an organisation called CIWM, which explained that they had ended their commercial agreement with us.

For those of you not familiar with CIWM (The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management), they are a professional membership organisation for the waste industry. You may have noticed their accreditation/logo on some of our eLearning products.  

Whilst we dispute the legal basis on which CIWM have acted and sought to end our agreement and are disappointed at how this has been communicated, it is important to stress that our work with CIWM has only focused on waste management related eLearning materials.  As well as our continued work in the waste industry and circular economy, we are also allocating significant resources to building our offering in EMS, compliance, ESG, health & safety and well-being more broadly.  We are also focusing much more holistically on data management and compliance tools driven by our AI platform.  

 

Next Steps

We currently work with a range of accreditation, endorsement and technical partners, spanning a number of specialist sectors but will regretfully be ceasing to use CIWM’s mark on any of our products moving forward.  All of our customers currently using a product with CIWM’s accreditation/logo, will be able to do so for the duration of their contract should they wish to do so.  Alternatively, we can also remove the CIWM accreditation/logo from your product should you so wish.

If you are a user of the CIWM eLearning Hub, or any learning resource of ours that carries CIWM’s mark, we will be collaborating with CIWM to fulfil our obligations in respect of these arrangements with you and CIWM.

CIWM have also taken the commercial decision not to endorse third party products moving forward.  Therefore, should you have a product of your own that you would like to develop or seek accreditation for, please do get in touch.

 

Thank you to CIWM & Members of CIWM

We, as a company, are thankful for the opportunity to have worked with CIWM over the last four years.  More importantly though we would like to thank CIWM members who have purchased our products and provided invaluable feedback to help us improve the functionality of our platform.   We hope very much to continue working with CIWM members in the future.

Thank you for reading this notice. If you have any questions regarding this news, please don't hesitate in contacting myself or the team.

All the best

Dan Botterill

CEO

Cloud Sustainability Limited

 

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