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Environmental Awareness in Business

From the Extinction Rebellion protests and Greta Thunberg's school strikes to declining sea ice in the Arctic and plastic in our oceans, the environment and climate change are never far from the headlines.

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

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Environmental Awareness in Business

About this e-learning course

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 environmental impact.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Understand how 'environment' relates to local and global organisational impacts
  • Identify ways that your company may reduce its impact on the environment
  • Explain how environmental resources are being depleted and what can be done to slow this
  • Recognise pollution types, their impacts and how to avoid them
  • Know their legal responsibilities and obligations in relation to the environment
  • Take appropriate action to support your company's environmental management system and objectives

Course outline

Introduction

What is the environment?

- What this means in practice

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

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

Summary

Affirmation

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Structure

Structure

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

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Audience

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

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Design

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

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Test-Out

Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment.

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Compatibility

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.

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Tailoring

Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.

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Translation

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

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Localisation

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