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Seven reasons why you should do some sustainability training

Seven reasons why you should do some sustainability training


If you’ve spent time putting together a new sustainable business strategy (or any strategy) you need to make sure that your employees and stakeholders on-board.

A good starting point is letting everyone know about it.

But … you need to be sure that you have the right skills and knowledge within your business to achieve the targets you have set.

Training is key to ensuring that everyone buys-in to your sustainability ambitions and know what they need to do to get there.  It’s also an important part of your environmental management system (or any management system) to ensure competence and awareness.

Some stakeholders and employees will need to know more about environmental issues than others, depending on the level of responsibility assigned and their involvement in the organisation.

Training is the first step towards competence, which is typically a combination of education, training and experience.

Start with a skills analysis and identify where the gaps are.  Review job descriptions and assess the level of environmental information needed to carry out each role.  Take a look at the training you are already doing … is it effective?

We’ve put together a few quick tips to help you if you want to carry out some environmental training.  We even have a number of public courses run in conjunction with the Polymer Training and Innovation Centre.

Get in touch at and tell us what training you need … or we can work with you to identify where the knowledge gaps are in your organisation and put together a customised training programme specific to your business.

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