Environmental awareness

Online course

£15.00 + VAT

An online course covering environmental issues associated with business activities to protect the business as well as the environment

Looking at how organisations use natural resources and influence the environments in which they operate is becoming more and more important in today's society. This course will introduce legislation that aims to protect the planet and will also show how businesses can manage their impact on the environment.

Environmental awareness is an introductory level elearning course designed to introduce environmental issues and their relevance to business activities. The course is suitable for all non-specialist staff and outlines the ways that businesses exploit natural resources and influence the climate and natural world.

Series title: Environmental induction
Course creation date: 4 November 2016
Course unique reference number: b4531e6f-dbb2-49ff-a2df-68faa4930704
Version number: 1.0
Language: English
Country/region: UK
Format: HTML 5
Interoperability: SCORM 1.2 compatible
Browser compatibility: multi-browser supported
Hardware compatibility: responsive, works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs

Course programme

Unit 1: Key environmental issues and their relevance to business

  • The environment and what it provides
  • Overview of how an organisation interacts with the environment
  • Renewable and non-renewable natural resources
  • The greenhouse effect and climate change
  • Other global issues (biodiversity, ozone layer depletion, acid rain)

Unit 2: Impacts of pollution and the role of environmental legislation

  • Pollution and the source-pathway-receptor model
  • Pollution of air, water and land
  • Scope of environmental law
  • Consequences of non-compliance

Unit 3: Managing environmental risk within an organisation

  • Ways of reducing use of natural resources
  • Benefits of effective resource use
  • The waste hierarchy and its application
  • The Plan/Do/Check/Act model for managing environmental risk
  • Benefits of improved environmental performance

Unit 4: Course assessment

  • Ten question multiple-choice online assessment

At the end of the course you should have an understanding of:

  • how businesses interact with the environment
  • the importance of resource efficiency
  • the risks associated with climate change and its effect on business
  • the types of pollutants generated by business
  • the scope of environmental legislation and the role of regulators
  • the risks associated with pollution and non-compliance with legislation
  • ways to improve resource efficiency
  • the application of the waste hierarchy
  • the benefits of environmental management systems

Licensing options

Single user licence

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  • Instant access
  • 30-40 mins study time
  • Study when you like, where you like, through our online International Workplace Academy

Multi-user licence

For smooth eLearning delivery with real-time tracking and powerful reporting, you can run this course on SELMA, our cloud-based learning platform, for an unlimited number of learners. 

If you already have your own learning management system (LMS), this course is SCORM 1.2 conformant so you can plug and play this and all our other eLearning course into your existing system with no problems.

Next steps

Book online now, or to arrange a demonstration, call us on +44 (0)333 210 1995 or email our course advisors.