Sustainability and Environmental Management Training

Rising prices for resources, environmental legislation and a competitive marketplace are making it increasingly clear: sustainability operations are no longer an optional activity. Organisations that wish to be successful must have in place a powerful environmental management system, such as ISO 14001. However, establishing and documenting such a system is a challenge.

Our comprehensive online training programme provides what you need to take the lead on sustainability and environmental management. The course is for anyone looking for support in achieving or maintaining ISO 14001 or who is implementing an environmental management system (EMS) within their organisation. Key areas covered include the application of the Plan/Do/Check/Act cycle, resource efficiency and how to set and meet carbon emissions targets.

The Course Includes:

Essential global and legislative understanding of sustainability

Glossary and supporting documentation for guidance

Access anytime and anywhere to study at your own pace

Up-to-date environmental best practice

Certificate upon completion

Learning Outcomes:

Learn sustainability frameworks and why environmental management is necessary

Understand the sustainability development goals (SDGs)

Gain awareness of the environmental legislative that applies to your operations

Identify the Plan/Do/Check/Act (PDCA) cycle

Learn to quantify Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions

Understand how to quantify carbon footprint and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Gain insights into resource efficiency, the waste hierarchy and the use of renewables

Understand Science Based Targets, Net Zero and other targets

Know how to review and improve your environmental management system

Understand how to track performance

Learn about environmental reporting requirements

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Sustainability and Environmental Management Training

Original price was: £895.00.Current price is: £595.00. +VAT



About Sustainability and Environmental Management Training:

The world’s climate is changing. Average temperatures are soaring, extreme weather events are happening more often and ecosystems are collapsing. The impact of business activity across the globe is driving this change. Without urgent reforms, the worst outcomes of climate change may soon be realised, with plummeting biodiversity, natural resources and limited access to water and food.

And as urgency is increasing, so is the legislative focus on environmental management and global agreement on carbon reductions. The Kyoto Protocol set out carbon management targets for all economically developed nations. This agreement is now superseded by the Paris Agreement, which calls on every nation to work towards agreed emission-reduction pledges. This commitment requires governments to set carbon targets upheld by legislation.

For UK businesses, this means increased reporting requirements and compliance with the government’s Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Better, which aims to reduce carbon emissions across the entire economy and drive green investment, skills and industries.

As part of this initiative, businesses must commit to net zero before bidding on any major government contracts. Larger organisations must also publish data on annual energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Smaller companies can choose not to share this information publicly, although it is possible this may change in the future.

This online training course helps leaders reduce their ecological impacts and contribute towards a sustainable future, while promoting resource efficiency and compliance with environmental regulations. Modules cover key areas of environmental management, including carbon emission management, resource efficiency, waste reduction and green technologies, letting you create an Environmental Management System (EMS) specific to your organisation.

The course also aligns with ISO 14001, a recognised standard that helps organisations develop an EMS to improve environmental performance, engage customers and reduce overheads. ISO 14001 accreditation has also been linked to sustainable growth.

Why is the Sustainability and Environmental Management Training Course Important?

Creating a sustainable environment is crucial for future generations. Non-compliance with environmental regulations or ISO standards can lead to penalties or reputational damage. Our course provides comprehensive information to help you implement sustainable practices, improve environmental performance and comply with environmental standards.

Benefits of Sustainability and Environmental Management Training:

  • Guides managers to create sustainability plans that help tackle carbon emissions, improve resource efficiency and minimise the environmental impact of business activities
  • Supports compliance with environmental legislation and regulations to protect organisations from potential legal or reputational harm
  • Creates a framework for ISO 14001 accreditation, boosting green credentials and supporting further resource efficiencies and sustainable work practices
  • Proves corporate responsibility and commitment to environmental protection, impressing stakeholders, winning customers and contributing to a sustainable future

What are your Responsibilities Under Sustainability and Environmental Training?

Organisations in the UK must operate under several pieces of key environmental legislation, including the:

  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Climate Change Act 2008
  • Environment Act 2021

The individual acts cover different environmental impacts of business activity and each places significant obligations on organisations, including the duty to:

  • Control pollution, improve resource efficiency and avoid waste
  • Dispose of waste responsibly and consider the entire lifecycle of waste
  • Contribute to a 78% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035 and a 100% reduction by 2050, compared to 1990 levels
  • Prevent any reduction in air or water quality
  • Protect wildlife from the consequences of their activities
  • Increase recycling levels within their organisation
  • Reduce plastic waste
  • Provide evidence for any environmental protection or sustainability claim

And as demands for environmental action increase, it’s likely these duties will expand. The Environment Act 2021 itself is known as ‘enabling legislation’, which paves the way for further requirements.

Sustainability and Environmental Management Training supports organisations in meeting current requirements and creates frameworks to support future environmental improvements.

Course Outline

Nine Modules

Approximately 24 hours

This course contains the following modules:

Covers sustainability fundamentals and outlines different models and methods of thinking that support sustainable ways of working.

Discusses major sustainability issues and how to act against climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, nuisance and other organisational impacts.

Explains how to incorporate Environmental Management Systems and sustainability planning into your operations.

Outlines important environmental and sustainability legislation, regimes, enforcements, and obligations, including ISO 14001 requirements.

Explains how to assess environmental impacts and set meaningful objectives and targets. Also covers how to calculate emissions and set specific targets for carbon reductions.

Explores methods to reduce waste and efficiently manage resources, including process redesign, use of renewables and purchasing clean energy.

Looks at emergency response plans, SOPs, documenting information and establishing effective communication.

Provides an understanding of how to review and evaluate the performance of your EMS. Also covers how to conduct internal audits and the different types of reporting.

Covers how to take action based on findings and implement improvements to address specific issues or opportunities. Also explains how to recognise and handle shortcomings in your EMS.

Why Choose Sustainability and Environmental Management Training with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Creates awareness of environmental legislation

Promotes sustainable operations and supports environmental protection

Enhances your reputation and green credentials

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Sustainability and Environmental Management Training Certification

Sustainability and Environmental Management Certificate

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course assessment is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The CPD-approved certificate will be available for download immediately upon course completion.

What Does My Certificate Include?

The Sustainability and Environmental Management Training certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, completion date, expiration date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems. Any organisation – regardless of type or size – can apply for ISO 14001 certification if their EMS meets the requirements.

Adopting an EMS that meets ISO 14001 standards helps an organisation make ongoing improvements to their environmental performance and implement sustainable practices. The benefits of developing and adopting an EMS in line with ISO 14001 include:

  • Reduced carbon emissions
  • Reduced energy and material costs
  • Compliance with local and national government targets
  • Lower insurance premiums
  • Improved company image
  • Demonstrates environmental responsibility
  • Increased opportunities for sustainable growth

Yes. This training course takes a comprehensive look at the ISO 14001 and how it can be applied to your organisation’s operations. It looks at key elements of the standard, including key requirements under the ISO high level structure and the Plan/Do/Check/Act cycle.

It also covers key reporting requirements and vital areas such as ensuring continuous improvement

Yes. While ISO 14001 is covered in this course, all of the elements covered throughout the course apply to any organisation seeking to improve its sustainable performance in line with environmental best practice.

Our Sustainability and Environmental Management Training is designed for senior staff. Employers, policymakers and managers can acquire skills to integrate sustainability into their work operations and promote sustainability throughout their organisation.

Yes. Upon completing the training course, you can download a printable CPD-approved certificate.

Yes. The knowledge and strategies gained from this training course help businesses integrate eco-conscious principles into their operations, reduce environmental impacts, optimise resource efficiencies and embrace responsible business practices. This lets leaders establish sustainable ways of working that reduce costs and support environmental obligations.