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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability courses are designed to help organizations embed ecological sustainability into their business operations. They enable you to upskill your workforce and position your business to win additional tenders through more aligned compliance.

Our course is IEMA certified.

The IEMA Certified Sustainability program comprises three courses:

*IEMA Certified Leading With Environmental Sustainability

*IEMA Certified Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers

*IEMA Certified Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce

The IEMA Certified Leading with Environmental Sustainability course is designed as a four-hour strategy session for business leaders who are responsible for defining their organization’s longer-term business strategy. It aims to support business leaders to re-think, re-position and drive a new approach to value creation through Sustainability.

The course will provide an opportunity to reflect on the organization’s existing approach to Sustainability and set a new strategy for resilience and growth in the short, mid and long-term

The IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers course provides supervisors and managers with a strategic and operational overview of sustainability as it affects their specific industry and work area. It is suitable for those working across all sectors.

The IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course is designed to help organizations embed sustainability in all areas of their business. It aids compliance and informs discussions throughout the organization, allowing all workers to contribute to improvements in sustainability in the organization.

This comprehensive course is designed for those new to the environmental management profession, it’s the first step on the professional development track for ecological managers and demonstrates a solid foundation of knowledge in environmental management.

The course covers all the areas of knowledge you need to become an Associate Member of IEMA (AIEMA) under the new membership structure.

Please note that each module could be taken as a separate short 1-day course.

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The course increases awareness of environmental sustainability and outlines some of how we can help reduce environmental impact. It also leads to an accredited qualification confirming your knowledge and understanding of environmental sustainability principles.

This short course is suitable for anyone who wishes to improve their awareness of environmental sustainability.

The course highlights the environmental impact of individuals and businesses and outlines some of how impact can be reduced.


Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive a Strategic Axis Professional Certificate (SAPC). SAPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

Participants may obtain the certificate from IEMA by passing an additional exam.

Assessment is via a 1 hour open-book online multiple-choice exam



Module 1: Introduction to Environmental Sustainability

  • What environmental sustainability means for the organization
  • Is the organization’s strategy fit for purpose?
  • Which organizations are leading with environmental sustainability and why?
  • The implications of complying with environmental law
  • What would a new strategy look like?

Module 2: The implications of global trends for the environment

  • Main environmental and economic risks and opportunities
  • Compliance obligations and business drivers for change
  • Main potential impacts on environment and sustainability
  • How to improve environmental performance
  • Evaluation drivers for change and barriers
  • How to apply knowledge and understanding to baselines data to monitor and improve performance
  • How to use knowledge of environmental sustainability across the value chain
  • How to demonstrate the importance of implementing resource efficiency
  • How to illustrate how employees can improve environmental performance

Module 3: Support change and transformation to improve sustainability

  • Main environmental and economic risks and opportunities
  • Compliance obligations and business drivers for change
  • Main potential impacts on environment and sustainability
  • How to improve environmental performance
  • Tools, techniques, systems, and practices used to improve sustainability performance
  • The role of innovation and other leading practices in developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions
  • Significant environmental policies and legislation and their implications for organizations, products, and services
  • Collection of data, performing analysis, and evaluation of information
  • Research and plan to provide sustainable solutions
  • Delivering effective communication and capturing feedback
  • Engaging with stakeholders


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