The Healthy Choice Award is a joint initiative between Brighton & Hove City Council and the Food Partnership that aims to improve the quality of meals and snacks eaten outside the home. Food businesses can access free nutrition advice, information and help to review menus. The process is designed to support businesses to create dishes that are both tasty and nutritious.
What’s involved in STEM?
STEM has three levels; blue, silver and gold. These levels correspond to the first three phases of the British Standard for EMS; BS 8555. This standard was specifically designed for smaller organisations for whom ISO 14001 is too time and resource intensive.
BS 8555 breaks the process of getting an Environmental Management System into manageable steps.
Blue – A business that has top management support for their environment program and has carried out a baseline assessment of their current situation.
Silver – A business that has measured their carbon footprint and taken actions to reduce it. The business has identified the resources, legal requirements, training and communications required for their environmental program.
Gold – A business that is measuring and monitoring their environmental impacts and has taken action to reduce them. The business will have reported their progress on the South East Business Carbon Hub.