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Programme 1: Inspiring a Sustainability Culture

This programme is designed to help organisations engage the sustainability agenda articulating what this means so that “buy-in” is obtained throughout the entire workforce community and not just at leadership level.

The programme consists of five modules based on a self study learning model underpinned by interactive e-tutorials and business simulations, aided by quick knowledge and reading references designed to optimise self learning, understanding and awareness.

An online assessment is offered on completion of the programme and a certificate of achievement will be provided to those who pass the assessment.

Target Audience

This introductory programme is designed to better inform all those working for and on behalf of the organisation so they attain a better awareness, knowledge and understanding of sustainability. It is specifically relevant to people involved in HSEC activites, executives, business leaders, project managers and procurement activity.

Module 1: Understanding Sustainability

Understanding the background to the development of the sustainability agenda is fundamental to appreciating the direction of this debate. This module covers climate change and sources of greenhouse gases as well as explaining sustainable development and CSR, as well as the evolution of sustainability and the effects it will have on companies.

Module 2: Carbon emission reduction and sustainable economic growth

Knowledge of the economic drivers of sustainability is critical to developing the business case for organisational change. This module covers the reasons sustainability strategies now need to be in place, how international and national strategies are driving change for organisations, the carbon economy concept and examines the sources of energy which generate the least CO2 emissions.

Module 3: Evolving global trading mechanism’s to address climate change

This module looks at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), the Kyoto Protocol and the Clean Development Mechanism and examines how EU Emission reduction targets work, as well as the ‘monetisation’ of carbon, the carbon trading market and “carbon projects”.

Module 4: The enabling role of procurement

The impact of sustainability together with concerns about energy security and cost will have a significant impact on procurement considerations. This Module considers the strategies that can be employed to address the impact, what sustainable procurement needs to consider? Asking how you source sustainability? and how does sustainable procurement relate to sustainable development.

It will help with understanding the impact of climate change on supply chain management, the implications of green supply chain management and cover the different influences on sustainability and how these affect procurement decisions. Leading to an understanding of energy use and CO2 emissions in the supply chain - what this will mean for suppliers and the benefits of integrating sustainability into business projects.

Module 5: Leading change

This Module considers some of the organisational structural considerations in terms of leading and delivering changes that have real value. Asking where should real control of costs and emissions reside within the organisation, as well as looking at who should lead on the green agenda in companies and why, and what new skills are required to understand and operate in a carbon economy.

Programme 1 Diagram