R L Surveys Ltd,
a Land Surveying Company based in Ashford, Kent recently received the
STEM Silver level certification, an environmental accreditation where
businesses must put in place an environmental management system.
The STEM (Steps
to Environmental Management) accreditation confirms the green credentials
of R L Surveys and their commitment to the environment.
benefit from attaining certification by reducing environmental costs
through removing inefficiencies and it also helps prepare businesses for
attaining the Carbon Trust Standard, BS 8555 or ISO 14001.
scheme is run by Kent County Council and involves attending workshops and
using their online resources like the webinar. In order to achieve
the Silver level of STEM, R L Surveys had to;
·Prove that as a business they had measured their
carbon footprint and taken actions to reduce it.
·Show that they had identified resources, legal
requirements, training and communication required for their environmental
Mike Holiday, attended the workshop and completed the necessary work in order to
attain the certification. Mike said 'R L Surveys are committed to
providing services that are environmentally responsible. Our
customers can be sure that when they use our services, they will have the
minimum environmental impact possible.'
Mike pictured 2nd from right with fellow attendees
R L Surveys are keen to limit their carbon footprint and also recently sent staff on an Economical Driver Training Lesson.
specific on-road driver tuition to help improve fuel efficiency. One
member of staff following tuition managed to achieve a reduction in fuel
consumption of 15%. Not only is this great for the environment but it
also equates to approximately £540 saved in fuel costs per year – and that’s
just for one user” said Beccy Holiday, Finance Director.