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Programme 3: Competitive Advantage through Carbon Abatement (CATCA)

In the future carbon abatement programmes will play a critical role in the financial and operational success of most multinational corporations operating in the free market.

Understanding the impact of the rapid development of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) agenda, as well as raising awareness and dealing with the complexities of the GHG agenda across the organisation and supply chain will require the development of coherent strategies and associated programmes to drive rapid organisational change.

This programme will help organisations develop the skills of those involved in the management and implementation of the carbon abatement agenda.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Influence of carbon abatement in company performance:

Understanding the emergence of the GHG agenda, its impact on government policy and regulation is vital in raising awareness of the affect on the organisation. Developing an understanding of the organisation’s current carbon position and devising carbon abatement strategies will be key to future competitiveness. This module develops these themes and considers the broad range of skills and knowledge required to address carbon abatement.

Module 2: Developing and implementing a company-wide strategy for carbon abatement:

The scale and speed in which the GHG agenda is moving requires development and implementation of an effective company wide strategy for carbon abatement. This process is set to disrupt normal investment cycles and will challenge perceived wisdom and established business models. This module seeks to help organisations establish a clear strategy with senior management buy-in to enable rapid roll out across the entire organisation.

Module 3: Establishing value adding energy management across the organisation:

A step change in reducing GHG emissions can be achieved by identifying and prioritising major capital investments ie. the installation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) or Combined Cooling, Heating and Power (CCHP) units is a highly efficient way of using both fossil and renewable fuel.

This module addresses making major capital investments which can substantially reduce the company’s carbon footprint and maximise sustainable procurement techniques across the supply chain. It also demonstrates how to maximise shareholder value through leveraging national and international GHG policies against specific projects.

Module 4: Managing major capital investment, carbon abatement projects and establishing sustainable procurement:

Effective monitoring, management and controlling energy use across an organisation and its supply chain can be amongst the most cost effective methods of reducing its carbon footprint.

This module demonstrates how, by establishing well planned and targeted energy efficiency programmes organisations can drive carbon abatement and reduce costs at the same time. An effective energy efficiency programme will lead to long-term continuous carbon abatement and be value-adding year on year.

Programme 3 Diagram