Free iiE Support for Derbyshire SMEs

We’ve partnered with the University of Derby’s Net Zero Accelerator programme to deliver environmental accreditation workshops and iiE support to eligible SMEs in Derbyshire.

For qualifying SMEs, the iiE part of the Net Zero Accelerator programme will grant:

  • Exclusive access to the iiE eLearning and membership resource zone, with free templates to draft your own sustainability policies and procedures, measure resources and set targets, and engagement campaign toolkits
  • One to one coaching session with an expert iiE environmental management advisor
  • Free iiE membership for 1-year with the option to undertake a free iiE accreditation audit
  • Marketing materials to support sharing your progress

To further support the programme, we are running THREE workshops on 

  • Thursday 28th April, 9am – 1pm
  • Thursday 12 May, 9am – 1pm
  • Thursday 30th June, 9am-1pm

These half-day workshops will help you to:

  • Understand your resource use and general environmental impacts and use this information to draft an environmental policy
  • Carry out a carbon footprint for your scope 1, 2, and 3 (optional) and understand what you can do to reduce it with our expert advice
  • Come away with an action plan to achieve iiE Bronze accreditation within the year
  • Enjoy business networking with your cohort of area businesses

To register your interest for this support, check your eligibility,  and book, please fill in this short form Environmental Management and Accreditation – Tailored energy, resource and operational efficiency support – University of Derby

In collaboration with the East Midlands Chamber and Derbyshire County Council, the Net Zero Accelerator Programme is delivered by the University of Derby, with support from several leading-edge organisations like Investors in the Environment, who together provide a suite of opportunities which will be tailored to respond to individual business needs. The Derbyshire Net Zero Accelerator has been funded through the UK Government Community Renewal Fund.

Note,  this post has been edited to reflect an extension of the programme with a third session now being offered here  Net Zero – East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) (