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Stem SBN

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Stem SBN

  1. 1. Steps To Environmental Management (STEM)
  2. 2. What is STEM? <ul><li>Step-by-step guide to implementing an environmental management system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue, Silver, Gold </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduction to environmental management </li></ul><ul><li>Designed specifically for SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with ISO14001 & BS8555 </li></ul><ul><li>Support from Sustainable Business Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>FREE accreditation scheme to SEBCH members </li></ul>
  3. 3. Three levels… <ul><li>Carbon Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor and Measure </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce </li></ul><ul><li>Targets </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Report </li></ul><ul><li>Check and Review </li></ul><ul><li>Future Action Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant Environmental Impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft Environmental Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Collection </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is an EMS? <ul><li>The way you manage your environmental impacts </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>what do you do with your waste? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you watch how much electricity you use? </li></ul>
  5. 5. EMS standards - Real carbon reduction
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Getting started on STEM <ul><li>Download STEM assessment form. </li></ul><ul><li>Links to documents and resources required. </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline >2+ weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Send form and attachments to [email_address] . </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1. Management Commitment
  10. 10. 2. Baseline Assessment <ul><li>What does your business do? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know all your environmental legal requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-round audit checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need a Site Plan? </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3. Significant Environmental Impacts <ul><li>Identify environmental aspects & impacts </li></ul>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.
  12. 12. 3. Significant Environmental Impacts & Aspects Register <ul><li>Aspects: business activities </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts: Environmental effects </li></ul><ul><li>Are they severe? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the likely? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they significant? </li></ul>Register
  13. 13. <ul><li>Choose the top ones: 20:80 rule </li></ul>
  14. 14. 4. Draft Environmental Policy <ul><li>Upload your Draft Environmental Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Key features of a policy: </li></ul><ul><li>Covers the main environmental issues of the business </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to preventing pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to comply with legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Makes clear commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Is clearly written and concise </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Senior management commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Look at others </li></ul><ul><li>Draft only…it will develop as you learn more about your business’s interaction with the environment. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>STEM uses CARBON FOOTPRINT as measure of environmental performance </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent </li></ul>5. Data collection
  16. 16. STEM Summary <ul><ul><li>Management Commitment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline Assessment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant Environmental Impacts  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft Environmental Policy  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Collection  </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Cherry on the top…. Blue Level: 1000125
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. <ul><li>Charnock Environmental </li></ul>
  20. 20. Questions???? <ul><li>We help businesses </li></ul><ul><li>save money, sustainably </li></ul><ul><li>Petersfield, Hampshire </li></ul><ul><li>t: 01730 231131 </li></ul><ul><li>m: 07785 502302 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.charnock-environmental.co.uk </li></ul>

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