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Environmental Policy

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Sherwood are committed to minimising any adverse impact on the environment from our activities. The club will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and we will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practice in all we do.
 
We have been accredited with the STEM Silver Level 2 by the South East Business Carbon Hub and Kent County Council. This is the second step towards BS8555 and ISO 14001 accreditation. 
 
Our commitment is to:
  • Prevent pollution of land, air and water from the clubs premises and its activities
  •  Identify and manage key risks and ensure that arrangements are in place to respond to foreseeable environmental incidents and emergencies
  •  Review the actual and potential environmental impacts of all the club's activities, including those affecting the local community
  • Minimise energy consumption by improving energy efficiency in line with available resources by implementing the use of renewable energy sources wherever possible
  • Promote waste minimisation, re-use and recycling of waste and monitoring waste transfer arrangements to ensure safe disposal
  • Develop environment friendly travel plans, which address travel to and from matches
  • Continually look for ways to reduce energy use and water consumption during the cricket seasons and during the winter months
  • Promote a culture of environmental awareness throughout the Club as a whole
  • Encourage suppliers of goods and services to adopt best environmental practices and procure goods from sustainable sources wherever possible
  • Demonstrate our responsibility as a good neighbour by actively supporting environmental initiatives in the local community

About STEM

  • 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.

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