Trainers identify need for sustainability solutions

2nd May 2014

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At a recent meeting of its approved training providers, IEMA explored the worldwide demand for environment and sustainability training, and discussed strategies for meeting the rising appetite for such learning

The meeting, held on 7 April at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, brought together more than 85 representatives from IEMA’s stable of training providers. Together with members of the IEMA head office team, the delegates discussed where they have identified new markets for environment and sustainability skills.

The growing global population, emerging industries and increasingly limited resources were all raised by participants as issues that are changing the way the world must do business. This shift is creating a demand for environment and sustainability training on a massive scale, delegates said.

The meeting heard inspiring business cases of workforce and supply-chain environment and sustainability training from large employers, including Network Rail and Rolls-Royce.

IEMA is now establishing an organisation that will partner with its training providers to meet this growing demand. IEMA Sustainability Training Solutions (IEMA STS) will tailor courses and learning to meet new demands for skills, and ensure the delivery of high-quality training.

IEMA STS will deliver commercial training products and services through partnerships with approved training providers, and aims to become the critical learning and development partner for organisations that want to up-skill their staff. This move follows the launch in 2013 of IEMA’s all-jobs-greener courses, which are delivered through its partnership with City & Guilds.

IEMA STS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute and will begin operating in summer 2014. Further details will be available online in the coming weeks.

For details of IEMA’s existing training programmes, including all-jobs-greener training, visit

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