Managing environmental performance helps an organisation to operate more efficiently (reducing waste, energy etc), and reduces the risk of pollution incidents and legal non-compliance.
More and more customers and stakeholders are expecting organisations to demonstrate best practice in managing their impact on the environment. This might be investors/grant funders or customers wanting to ensure their suppliers are taking their responsibilities seriously.
Achieving SME Standards:Environment is clear evidence of your organisation's commitment to effectively manage its environmental impact.
Complying with the law is a must for an environmentally responsible organisation, but understanding your obligations can be tricky. The first difficulty is finding out what regulations apply, then trying to understand what needs to be done to comply. We know this takes time and some expertise so we've taken the pain out of understanding environmental legislation by providing a free Legal Register as part of this Standard (Certified).
You simply answer some questions about your activities to generate your own bespoke Legal Register, listing the legislation that applies and how to comply.
SME's that choose our fully certified programme to demonstrate their approach to environmental management can reap these benefits:
The Standard has core themes that are relevant to every organisation, regardless of size. For the Certified level, you'll need to take action under each theme. We offer plenty of free guidance and suggestions to help you ensure you address each one.
Protecting the environment by ensuring your organisation's day-to-day operations are environmentally responsible e.g. reducing waste or energy use.
Reducing the likelihood of harm to the environment from substances such as oil and chemicals being released into the air, water or land.
Identification, understanding and compliance with relevant environmental legislation.
Committed - a basic step towards improving environmental management
If you want to get recognised for improvement and good practice, then this level is for you.
It's very simple:
Certified - This level will take you a step further, helping you build a simple management system.
Our templates and advice will guide you through these core steps:
Please click on the link below to download your copy of the standard.