Health, Safety and Environmental training specialist Astutis has partnered with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) to launch two new work-place eLearning environmental sustainability skills courses.

Inspired by recent statistics that more than 90% of global-brand CEOs believe that a well-trained sustainability-conscious workforce was crucial to brand success, Astutis has taken the initiative to develop an eLearning option of the popular IEMA courses.

With 47% of internet users worldwide reporting they had ditched products and services from a brand that didn’t align with their values, the stakes to keep ahead in a competitive marketplace with strong green credentials have arguably never been higher. Consumers and businesses are, now more than ever, keen to deal with companies that not only have a corporate social responsibility policy but also demonstrably live and breathe it.

Sarah Mukherjee, CEO, IEMA, said: “Enhancing the sustainability skills of the workforce is crucial in preparing businesses for the transition to a net-zero carbon and sustainable future. We’re delighted that Astutis is launching eLearning versions of the IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills courses, offering a flexible approach to learning and boosting the capability of companies to capitalise on the opportunities.”

Steve Terry, MD, Astutis added: “Sustainability training is essential in today’s business and should be seen as an investment rather than a cost. The key to creating a vibrant and sustainable company is to find ways to get all employees—from top executives to assembly line workers—personally engaged in day-to-day corporate sustainability efforts. By investing in training, you are making sure that your business is kept up to date and has the best chance at environmental compliance and best practice. This in turn makes you a great option for your customers and keeps your workforce happy and engaged.”

The new eLearning courses are accessed from any device at any time and are aimed at both managers and the wider workforce. The Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers course provides supervisors and managers with a strategic and operational overview of environmental sustainability as it affects their specific industry and work area. The alternative IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course is suitable for any organisation planning to upskill their staff to respond to environmental challenges.

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Editor Notes

According to ‘The Investor Report’ by Harvard Business school, business across the globe are integrating their sustainability agenda into their investment proposition, a clear sign that corporate leaders are being held accountable by shareholders for its environmental performance. With 47% of internet users worldwide reporting they had ditched products and services from a brand that violated their values, the stakes to keep ahead in a competitive marketplace, and an investor market have never been higher.

In a recent survey by the ERB Institute, more than 90% of global-brand CEOs state that sustainability is essential to their company's success, and the key to that success is a well-trained sustainability-conscious workforce.

Astutis, deliver world-class Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Management Training and Consultancy throughout the globe. We provide NEBOSH, IOSH, and IEMA approved courses enabling companies to assess and manage risks, protect employees and preserve the environment. We also design and deliver customised shorter courses on-demand for our customers too. We are market leaders in eLearning and virtual eLearning and well as face-to-face classroom delivery. Our reputation means everything to us; going the extra mile for our customers is how we’ve earned it and living by our core values is how we keep it. Our role is to help our customers achieve the very highest Health and Safety standards required by law to protect their staff. Astutis has over 3000 global customers affiliated to the Astutis learning community. www.astutis.com