Environmental Awareness in Business

Global warming and climate change are the consequences of a build-up of greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2). The amount of CO2  a company adds to the atmosphere due to its activity is called its carbon footprint.

All companies need to take environmental responsibility in reducing their carbon footprint. The UK's environmental laws provide some guidance.

Our Environmental Awareness in Business Course will help your employees understand a range of environmental issues, their legal obligations and the steps to reduce your company's carbon footprint.

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Environmental Awareness

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Recognise how the term 'environment' relates to local and global organisational impacts
  • Identify ways in which our Company may help the environment
  • Explain the ways in which environmental resources are being depleted and what can be done to slow this
  • Identify the types of pollution, their impacts and how to avoid them
  • Recognise our legal responsibilities and obligations in relation to the environment
  • Identify ways in which our Company may reduce our impact on the environment
  • Take appropriate action to support environmental care in line with our Company's environmental management system and environmental objectives

Latest Course Updates

  • Full review conducted by a Subject Matter Expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New information about the Paris Agreement added
  • 5 updated activities & scenarios
  • 3 news stories added
  • Added references to issues related to the conflict in Ukraine

Course Outline


What is the environment?

- What do you think: Promoting sustainability
- Businesses: Where's the harm?
- You make the call: Why is it important?
- Cases: In the news

Resources: Usage & impact

- Challenges & consequences

Impact of office life on the environment

- Cause & effect: The impact of pollution
- Avoiding pollution: Company obligations
- Reducing air & noise pollution
- You make the call: Taking action on pollution

Environmental laws & protocols

- Environmental management system (EMS)

Energy management

- Reduce, replace, offset
- You make the call: Reducing water consumption

Waste management

- Reduce, reuse, recycle
- Cases: In the news
- Scenario: Paper chase
- You make the call: Adeel's meeting



Course Specifications



Approximately 25-minute long e-learning course followed by an affirmation.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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