This course is designed for those in Logistics / Transport positions and those who have an opportunity to influence the level of environmental impact in the organisation's supply chain. Supply chains can easily represent up to 70 - 80% of a retailers carbon footprint and an area of business where major carbon reductions can be effected. If you know where to look for them.
The Sustainability Planning series provides detailed guidelines to address how to develop, and then implement, a sustainability plan. While each sustainability plan is developed within the context of the organization’s culture, there are specific steps that will make the plan more effective and successful. This training presents the process and framework for developing a sustainability plan based upon an analysis of an organization’s needs, priorities, and resources. Methods for identifying the appropriate metrics and monitoring systems for a sustainability plan are also be outlined. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
• Discuss the technological advances affecting sustainability and the efforts required to promote sustainability.
• Identify sustainability planning actions and the connection between sustainability and economics.
• Discuss the benefits of recycling and the steps required to implement a waste management plan.
• Describe the process of developing and implementing an energy plan.
ü Sustainability Has a History
ü Planning Policies for Government and Business
ü Introduction to Action Initiatives
ü Waste streams for Consideration
ü The Plan: Design & Implementation
The modules in this series focus on creating awareness and advancing knowledge on issues regarding ethics and social responsibility. This training introduces a broad range of social responsibility factors that are tied to sustainability and environmental concerns. Environmental issues are tied to the organizational culture and managing risk through an authentic approach to developing and implementing sustainability across all departments, suppliers, and subcontractors. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
• Define social responsibility and its benefits to those companies who practice social responsibility.
• Describe transparency as it pertains to the development and implementation of sustainability plans.
• Identify the different types of renewal energies.
• Identify steps which aid in the development of green policies.
ü Definition and Benefits
ü Guidelines for Transparency for Your Stakeholders
ü Basic Training of Renewable Energy
ü Leadership and Administration
Green Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Purchasing Practices
Green Supply Chain Management (This topic consist of 4 modules)
The modules in the Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) series cover every stage in manufacturing, from the product design to recycling or disposal. In the government sector, GSCM is critical in procurement programs, award of contracts, and as part of the overall sustainability planning process. The purpose of this of the GSCM modules is to describe the impact of green on supply chain management, demonstrating how green practices can save money, increase efficiency, and reduce delivery time. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
• Discuss supplier sustainability assessments and life cycle analysis.
• Explain the environment costs and benefits of GSCM.
• Explain the four steps which guide decision-making within a company’s plan for GSCM.
• Discuss the lessons learned from successful materials management case studies.
ü Leadership, Assessment, and Life Cycle Analysis
ü Environmental Costs and Benefits
ü Guiding Your Company’s Plan
ü Success Story
Sustainability Purchasing Practices (This topic consists of 2 modules)
The objective of the Sustainability Purchasing practices series is to bring together policies, communication tools, process improvements, standards, and reporting mechanisms to help align purchasing practices with values and incorporate these into a sustainable purchasing program. A sustainable purchasing policy promotes the use of environmentally preferable products in its acquisition of goods and services through the consideration of life cycle effects from:
- Waste Generation
- Energy consumption
- Recycled material content
- Depletion of natural resources
- Potential impact on health and nature
At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
· Describe the concept of green purchasing and how it is achieved.
· Explain the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) DfE program.
· State the benefits of a green purchasing department.
· Compare the costs associated with older, conventional purchasing methods and green purchasing practices.
ü Concepts in Green Purchasing
ü Involve Your Purchasing Department in Sustainability
Transportation Program/Green Fleet Management
Efficient transportation plans significantly impact air quality, land use, and quality of life. The modules in this series provide a review of alternative fuel options, green fleet concepts, and efficient transportation systems, which can result in economic and health benefits. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
• Describe common methods used by companies to initiate green fleet management programs and the benefits of these programs.
• Identify the types of alternative fuels available.
• Identify the lessons learned from green fleet management case studies.
• Describe the cost savings for vehicle operators using a green fleet managed program.
ü Introduction to Green Fleet Concepts
ü Alternative Fuels Overview
ü Green Fleet Case Studies
ü Green Transportation Saves on the Bottom Line
Water Resources and Conservation
This series promotes water resources and conservation as a top priority and highlights the need to reduce water use, comply with regulations, save money, and link water conservation to saving on the bottom line. The modules in the Water Resources and Conservation series provides instruction on how to implement proper landscaping techniques as well as a water conservation plan that includes increasing the reuse of reclaimed water, using rainwater catchment systems and water-efficient fixtures, and reducing water leakage that results in water loss by enhancing inner-organizational education programs. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
· Discuss the environmental and fiscal benefits of efficient water use, using new technologies.
· Describe the lessons learned about water conservation from the healthcare industry.
· Explain the various water filtration, purification, and storage methods available to facilities.
· Describe how storm water pollution occurs, and how it can be prevented.
ü Efficient Use of Your Water Resources
ü Learn About Water Conservation from the Health Care Industry
ü Water Filtering Options and Storage
ü Preventing Storm Water Pollution
Opportunities can be identified, and action can be taken, by implementing environmental/carbon accounting as part of a sustainability plan. Plans should prioritize actions based on the return on investment for taxpayers and meet energy, water, and waste-reduction targets. An organization’s plan to cut emissions may include making infrastructure improvements, reducing fossil fuel use, and implementing better maintenance practices. This can also be incorporated into procurement plans to help improve the supply chain of products used. Renewable energy systems and energy conservation programs are other initiatives that are included in environmental /carbon accounting plans. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
· Describe the value, four goals, and key elements of an effective environmental management system (EMS) program.
· Explain current international standards for environmental management standards, how they have evolved, and their benefits and limitations.
· Explain implementation of an environmental management system.
· Discuss the basic elements of environmental accounting, associated eco-efficiency metrics, and the accounting elements of sustainability planning.
· Describe the steps used in identifying, calculating, and tracking greenhouse gases in relation with the Green House Gas (GHG) protocol.
ü General Environmental Management Systems Guidance
ü International Standards
ü Environmental Management System Implementation
ü Planning for Environmental Accountability
ü Tracking Carbon Emission
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