• Business and sustainability
• Environmental aspects and impacts
• ISO 14001:2015 ‘Life cycle perspective’
• Product life cycle assessment
• Organisational footprint
• Product footprint
• Ted Rosser – Sustainable Growth Company Ltd
• George Padelopoulus – B&Q
• Ali Henshaw – Fine Décor
• Matt Sexton – Futerra
The Environmental Aspects and Impacts, Life Cycle Perspective and Foot-printing one-day workshop is the first of three workshops on Managing Sustainability. Each workshop is a stand-alone event so you don’t have to attend all three events to benefit, just the ones that match your training requirements. However, attending all three workshops should provide a good introduction to the management of environmental and social issues applicable to a typical UK organisation.
These workshops focus on practical guidance, tools, techniques and templates, not pontificating all day over the future of the planet.
The workshop runs from 09:00 to 17:00 with lunch provided in the middle of the day and with refreshments available in the morning and afternoon. The agenda is as follows:
• Introduction to sustainability and the economic, social and environmental triangle
• Background to sustainability and environmental issues including terminology
• Environmental aspects and impacts and the life cycle perspective
• Stakeholder concerns and the contest of the organisation
• The product life cycle approach
• Product life cycle assessment
• Product footprint methods and examples.
There will be various opportunities to participate in exercises and discussions during the day; it won’t be just one long lecture!
We will issue the course overheads and also provide a detailed guidance document on business and the environment. Various tools and techniques will be used during the day and templates will be available for you to take away.
Persons attending the course will be provided with an attendance certificate.
Who is it for?
This workshop is aimed at individuals who wish to develop their knowledge of sustainability, particularly environmental issues, that are central to business. It is suited to persons with a basic or intermediate understanding of sustainability but who are responsible for managing environmental impacts or other sustainability issues within their organisation. It is ideal for persons responsible for preparing for the implementation of the ISO 14001:2015. It will also benefit from organisations that provides products and services into large organisations who have demanding sustainability requirements, for example, many UK retailers.
What is the purpose of the course?
This Sustainability Management Workshop introduces the core concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Management. The course examines the key environmental issues that affect our planet, and how business contributes to the degradation of the earth’s ecosystems and resources. After developing understanding of these key issues, the course will take a look into the organisational view of managing sustainability, including ISO 14001:2015 aspects and impacts assessments, the life cycle perspective and foot-printing of organisations and products.
We also consider the needs of stakeholders and how this influences an organisation’s environmental policy and programmes.
Who is presenting the course?
The course will be presented by:
• Ted Rosser is Managing Director of the Sustainable Growth Company. Ted has many years of experience of working with organisations on sustainability issues, management systems and compliance issues and is Project Director of B&Q’s supply chain assessment programme.
• Alison Henshaw is QA Manager at Fine Décor) Alison is the Quality Assurance Manager at Fine Décor Ltd and will be sharing her experience of sustainability management in her business.
• Matt Sexton is the Strategy Director at Futerra, the leading sustainability strategy consultancy and former Director of CSR at B&Q. of meeting retailer supply chain requirements.
• The guest speaker will be George Padelopoulos, the B&Q Responsible Sourcing Manager.
The course will be presented by Ted Rosser and Alison Henshaw with guest speaker George Padelopoulos. Ted has many years of experience of working with organisations on sustainability issues and associated management systems. He is the Project Director of B&Q’s supply chain assessment programme. Alison is the Quality Assurance Manager at Fine Décor Ltd and will be sharing her experience of meeting retailer supply chain requirements. George Padelopoulos is the B&Q Responsible Sourcing Manager.
What is included in the price?
The course provides candidates with:
– an information pack including the course overheads, various exercises, templates and external sources of information
– lunch and refreshments
For B&Q Suppliers
This workshop will also cover various aspects of QUEST 6 requirements.
This workshop costs £295 (+ VAT).
We are offering a discount on the range of SGC branded workshops. The package deal consists of the three Sustainability Management Workshops 13-15 October 2015 for £800 (+ VAT)
The Environmental Aspects and Impacts, Life Cycle Perspective and Foot-printing One-Day Workshop will be held on 13th October 2015.
This course will be held at:
B&Q Distribution Centre, Old Manton Wood Colliery Site, Retford Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2RZ
Interested in participating? Please request a booking from via email at firstname.lastname@example.org