Research has shown that many small and medium sized businesses do not have the expertise, knowledge or time to investigate, identify and implement resource efficiency measures to improve their busineses. Whilst many larger businesses may have dedicated environmental managers who can implement a continuous model of improvement , few smaller businesses have such resources.
With Defra funding EandSP led a project to pilot a Shared Resource Efficiency Manager (SREM) model of direct support to SMEs. The core model is one where an individual is shared among a cluster of SMEs in the same sector or along a supply chain. The project was delivered in partnership with Bangor University, EEF (the manufacturers' organisation) and Rolls Royce plc.
The project completed in September 2015 and the final report is now available on the Defra website.
The following links provide background information on the project: