All jobs greener courses receive certification

15th January 2015


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IEMA's training arm, iemaSTS, is getting 2015 off to a strong start by relaunching the all jobs greener suite of courses as certified training.

The relaunch recognises that globally, a new business model is emerging in which leading organisations are considering environmental impacts across the entire value chain of the organisation. Businesses are also changing the way products and materials are designed, manufactured, procured, distributed and sold. There are many reasons for this: engagement with shareholders and investors; increasing vulnerability in the availability of raw materials; the rising cost of energy; and concerns over the security of the supply.

To successfully meet these challenges, there is growing recognition in businesses that they cannot rely solely on the skills of environment and sustainability professionals, but that everyone in the organisation needs to understand the contributions of their role and how they can provide support in these areas, and help the organisation achieve its objectives.

To support this, iemaSTS has relaunched and certified the three all jobs greener courses. Introduced originally in 2013, these courses provide essential underpinning knowledge of environment and sustainability issues in a business context, and its practical application to all job roles in a company.

Through these courses, the entire workforce can contribute to the improved environment and sustainability performance of their organisation to deliver real business benefits.

The three courses are:

  • Working with environmental sustainability - this one-day course is suited for any job role in an organisation, providing a practical introduction to the environment and sustainability so delegates are equipped with the knowledge, understanding and motivation to make a positive difference.
  • Managing with environmental sustainability - this two-day course is aimed at supporting managers and supervisors in understanding the strategic and operational implications environment and sustainability on them, their team, department and the wider organisation.
  • Leading with environmental sustainability - this half-day session challenges leaders in organisations, including senior executives, board members and investors, to formulate a strategic understanding of the risks and opportunities presented by a changing environment on their organisation's ability to do business, as well as help them to understand their personal obligations to ensure the business remains compliant.

To discover more about these courses and to find details of providers and 2015 dates, visit iemasts.com.


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