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.

Businesses 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.

The accreditation 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 programme.


Survey Director, 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.

“Staff had 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.