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  • SEBCH: Online community of businesses in SE taking action against climate change Membership benefits: Free access to interactive website : Carbon footprint Reduce costs by cutting carbon Network with like-minded businesses Information on relevant environmental issues Access to team of sustainability experts Sustainable Travel Service STEM Environmental review Webinars Monthly e-newsletter, and much more…
  • Blue level – management commitment; baseline assessment, impact assessment, envt’l policy, start data collection Silver Level – Establish your carbon footprint, reduce it, communicate and get your legal requirements in order. Gold – Review all your work, update your environmental policy, set your targets, reduce your carbon, and look to the future.
  • What are the business drivers? Have you registered with SEBCH? Are you committing the necessary resources? Have you an Environmental Champ?
  • When you commit to making environmental improvements, you first need to establish your current performance to help you develop your programme and identify priorities. The baseline assessment will determine what areas of the organisation you want to start improving, what your organisation does and how it does it, what the plans and policies of the organisation are, who are the people responsible and who are the people you need to tell if there any changes
  • Aspect: For example, discharge of trade effluent into sewers/rivers ultimately… impact of trade effluent into sewers are: harmful to health of sewer workers, water pollution polluted river, effecting the wildlife and plants. Use of fossil fuels, release of co2 into the atmosphere Business travel to meetings Business consultancy Use of fossil fuels, release of co2 into the atmosphere Use of energy intensive machinery Manufacturing VOCs into the atmosphere, health issues for staff Use of inks and chemical processes Printing Impacts (their effects) Aspects (activities) Type of company

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  • Steps To Environmental Management (STEM)
  • What is STEM?
    • Step-by-step guide to implementing an environmental management system
      • Blue, Silver, Gold
    • Introduction to environmental management
    • Designed specifically for SMEs
    • Compatible with ISO14001 & BS8555
    • Support from Sustainable Business Advisors
    • FREE accreditation scheme to SEBCH members
  • Three levels…
    • Carbon Footprint
    • Reduce
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Communication and Training
    • Legal Requirements
    • Review
    • Monitor and Measure
    • Reduce
    • Targets
    • Climate Change
    • Environmental Policy
    • Carbon Footprint
    • Report
    • Check and Review
    • Future Action Plan
      • Management Commitment
      • Baseline Assessment
      • Significant Environmental Impacts
      • Draft Environmental Policy
      • Data Collection
  • What is an EMS?
    • The way you manage your environmental impacts
    • For example:
    • what do you do with your waste?
    • Do you watch how much electricity you use?
  • EMS standards - Real carbon reduction
  • STEM / BS8555 / ISO14001 4.5.1 Monitoring and measurement Phase 1 Stage 4 5: Data Collection 4.2 Environmental Policy 4:Draft Environmental Policy 4.3 Environmental Aspects Phase 3 Stage 1 3: Significant Environmental Impacts 4.3 Environmental Aspects Phase 3 Stage 1 3:Environmental Aspects and Impacts A.1. Initial Environmental Review Phase 1 Stage 2 2: Baseline Assessment 4.2. Environmental Policy 4.4.1. Resources, roles, responsibility and authority 4.6 Management Review Phase 1 Stage 1 1:Management Commitment ISO 14001 BS 8555 STEM
  • How could STEM help you? Tenders/bids and PQQs require it Be more environmentally friendly Improve reputation Minimise environmental liabilities Maximise resource efficiencies / cut costs Reduce waste Customers are asking about it Learn more about environmental management Other
  • Getting started on STEM
    • Download STEM assessment form.
    • Links to documents and resources required.
    • Timeline >2+ weeks
    • Send form and attachments to [email_address] .
  • 1. Management Commitment
  • 2. Baseline Assessment
    • What does your business do?
    • Do you know all your environmental legal requirements
    • Walk-round audit checklist
    • Do you need a Site Plan?
  • 3. Significant Environmental Impacts
    • Identify environmental aspects & impacts
    Aspect: The cause Element of an organisation’s activities, products or services that can interact with the environment. Impact: The effect Any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, resulting form an organisation’s activities, products or services.
  • 3. Significant Environmental Impacts & Aspects Register
    • Aspects: business activities
    • Impacts: Environmental effects
    • Are they severe?
    • Are the likely?
    • Are they significant?
    Register
    • Choose the top ones: 20:80 rule
  • 4. Draft Environmental Policy
    • Upload your Draft Environmental Policy
    • Key features of a policy:
    • Covers the main environmental issues of the business
    • Commitment to continuous improvement
    • Commitment to preventing pollution
    • Commitment to comply with legislation
    • Makes clear commitments
    • Is clearly written and concise
    • Up-to-date
    • Senior management commitment
    • Look at others
    • Draft only…it will develop as you learn more about your business’s interaction with the environment.
    • STEM uses CARBON FOOTPRINT as measure of environmental performance
    • Carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent
    5. Data collection
  • STEM Summary
      • Management Commitment 
      • Baseline Assessment 
      • Significant Environmental Impacts 
      • Draft Environmental Policy 
      • Data Collection 
  • Cherry on the top…. Blue Level: 1000125
  • What do you need to do now? SEBCH member Non-member Download Assessment Form from SEBCH website Register for SEBCH: email carbon.hub@kent.gov.uk
    • Charnock Environmental
  • Questions????
    • We help businesses
    • save money, sustainably
    • Petersfield, Hampshire
    • t: 01730 231131
    • m: 07785 502302
    • [email_address]
    • www.charnock-environmental.co.uk