STEM is a step-by-step guide to putting an environmental management system in place within your business. It is a free and self-certifying scheme run by Kent County Council and the SE Business Carbon Hub. We have tried to limit the amount of paperwork required by incorporating STEM with our online carbon management tool, the South East Business Carbon Hub.
We hold fortnightly STEM drop-in surgeries where we can run through the assessment form with you, keep checking our Events diary for details.
Benefits to your business
- Enhances green credentials.
- Reduces costs by removing inefficiencies.
- Assists you in maintaining a legal business.
- Prepares you for attaining the Carbon Trust Standard, BS 8555 or ISO 14001.
Following on from STEM
On achieving the Gold level of STEM, your business will be well positioned to apply for an internationally recognised environmental certification such as BS 8555, ISO 14001, or the Carbon Trust Standard.
The IEMA Acorn Scheme can help you achieve BS 8555 and ISO 14001. For more information visit the IEMA website.
For more information about the Carbon Trust Standard and certification for SMEs, please visit the Carbon Trust website.