Ensure Success with Sustainability Training Programs

Our customer support and training teams are dedicated to helping you implement your in-house or supplier sustainability programs. From the beginning of an implementation throughout execution, we will work directly with you to maintain and manage your programs so that they perform to its greatest capability. To this affect, below are a listing of our available programs:

Eco Design

What is it:

Explanation of eco-design concepts and how to use eco-design to drive innovation and cost reduction.

Who should take it:

R&D, innovation, marketing, technical development staff.

Best practice results:

Includes worked case studies where suppliers have saved 10-20% of overall product cost via eco-design.
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End-to-End Logistics

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, how sustainability tools and techniques can drive down logistics costs. Focus on how to really understand the customer end of the product lifecycle and use this understanding to drive development of service elements of your proposition – separate modules for consumer electronics, service companies and network hard suppliers.

Who should take it:

Sales staff, packaging, logistics, service and support

Best practice results:

Includes worked case studies where suppliers have saved used end to end logistics innovation to lock in customers, grow sales and lock out the competition.
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Circular Economy

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, what Circular Economy is and how it can transform your business. How to get started with a circular economy strategy / approach – separate modules for manufacturers, service and engineering companies.

Who should take it:

R&D, innovation, marketing, business development, sales staff, technical development staff.

Best practice results:

Includes worked case studies where suppliers have developed circular economy business models which have reduced overall costs by up to 40% and locked customers into the new business model.
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Resource Efficiency

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, covers key tools and techniques to measure and reduce energy usage, water usage, raw material usage. Separate models for different types of company – service, engineering, manufacturing, software etc.

Who should take it:

Energy efficiency managers, production staff, factory / operations management, CSR / Sustainability staff

Best practice results:

Linked to the next topic – environmental management - Best practice companies typically save 20% on energy and water and 5% on raw material usage.
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Environmental Management

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, covers key tools and techniques to reduce the environmental impact of operations and reduce the costs linked to compliance. Separate models for different types of company – service, engineering, manufacturing, software etc.

Who should take it:

Energy efficiency managers, production staff, factory / operations management, CSR / Sustainability staff

Best practice results:

Linked to the previous topic – resource efficiency - Best practice companies typically save 20% on energy and water and 5% on raw material usage.
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Carbon Footprint and Ozone Depletion

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, covers key tools and techniques to measure the carbon footprint of products – LCA as well as measuring and reporting overall operations. Covers how to use carbon foot-printing to drive eco-design, cost reduction and reduce energy consumption. Separate models for different types of company – service, engineering, manufacturing, software etc.

Who should take it:

Energy efficiency managers, production staff, factory / operations management, CSR / Sustainability staff

Best practice results:

Best practice companies typically save 20% on energy and between 10-20% on product cost.
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Corporate and Social Responsibility - Basic

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, covers basic CSR topics in the areas of labour, environment, Anti-Corruption and Bribery, health and safety. Covers the linkage between CSR and brand risk. Separate models for different types of company – service, engineering, manufacturing, software etc.

Who should take it:

Production staff, factory / operations management, CSR / Sustainability staff, HR

Best practice results:

Zero audit non-conformance results.
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Corporate and Social Responsibility - Advanced

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, covers advanced CSR and how best practice in CSR can deliver significant reduction in staff turnover and drive retention of skilled staff. Details the linkage between best practice and productivity and quality defect levels. Separate models for different types of company – service, engineering, manufacturing, software etc.

Who should take it:

Production staff, factory / operations management, CSR / Sustainability staff, HR

Best practice results:

Best practice companies see up to 15% productivity gains and reduction in quality defects of 50%. Also forms a critical foundation for the introduction of initiatives in areas such as lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
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Stakeholder Engagement

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, covers why different stakeholders focus on sustainability, what their requirements are and how to engage with stakeholders. Focus on sustainability reporting to stakeholders.

Who should take it:

CSR / Sustainability staff, HR, investor relations, corporate affairs.

Best practice results:

Award winning sustainability reporting and stakeholder engagement – strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, reduce reporting burden.
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Supply Chain Management

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, covers key tools and techniques to target the critical areas of your supply chain which represent the greatest risk and the greatest opportunity. How to engage with your supply chain and how to use sustainability tools and techniques to support supply chain development and cost reduction. Separate models for different types of company – service, engineering, manufacturing, software etc.

Who should take it:

CSR / Sustainability staff, supply chain and procurement staff.

Best practice results:

Best practice sustainable supply chain companies can see up to 10% spend reduction with their suppliers.
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Organisational Engagement and Management of CSR

What is it:

Explanation of the topic, covers how to set up a CSR / sustainability function / organisation, covering topics such as resourcing, reporting and integration with business as usual activities. Separate models for different sizes of company.

Who should take it:

CSR / Sustainability, operational and general management.

Best practice results:

Integration of sustainability / CSR to meet customer goals but deliver against the benefits covered under the other modules detailed above.
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Sustainability Transformation Programme Design and Implementation

What is it:

Covers key tools and techniques to design and implement a sustainability transformation programme, including prioritisation / targeting, capturing and reporting benefits, linking to company priorities, also covers resourcing, skills, capacity and capability building.

Who should take it:

CSR / Sustainability, operational and general management.

Best practice results:

Development of a sustainability / CSR transformation to meet customer goals and deliver the benefits covered under the other modules detailed above.
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Building the Business Case for Transformation and Reporting Business Benefits

What is it:

Covers how to build the business case for CSR / transformation. Focuses on key areas such as people and the relationship between best practice and productivity and quality defect reduction, resource reduction in areas such as measuring and reporting energy savings and how to set targets and measure results in areas such as eco-design, circular economy and end to end logistics.

Who should take it:

CSR / Sustainability, operational, financial and general management.

Best practice results:

Training for staff to be able to prepare a business case for change and capture and report the returns achieved by the implementation of best practice.
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Understanding Customer CSR / Sustainability Drivers

What is it:

Explanation of the drivers for sustainability and why it is becoming a major topic for key customers – includes case studies of how customers are using sustainability to drive sales growth, investor engagement and organisational transformation. Focus on the drivers behind the requests that suppliers get and helps suppliers understand why customers make the sustainability requests that they do and how customer requirements will evolve over time .

Who should take it:

CSR / Sustainability staff, sales, general management.

Best practice results:

Provides a strong understanding of the topic of sustainability, how it is likely to develop in the future and enables suppliers to get ahead of their competitors and become the supplier of choice to their customer base.
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