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Sustainability & Carbon Training

Independent Inspections offers both Training and Reporting Solutions in the Low Carbon Economy, and Responsible Business Reporting.

Learn to do you own Carbon and Ecologicial Footprint or let us do it for you.

Independent Inspections have Released Training Units to include the Following:

Introduction to Carbon Accounting and Footprinting.

Indentify and Minimise Environmental Hazards.

Introduction Level 2

Participate in Sustainable Work Practices

In a typical scenario, a team member will be aware of environmental resource use. Some of this is necessary but typically a large part of environmental resource use may be unnecessary waste and so should be eliminated or at least minimised. The team member will observe resource use and ensure it is according to the organisations plans and will also engage in continuous improvements for resource use.


Intermediate Level 4

Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.

This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS02A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices.

This competency applies to those who have responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team. It addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.

It includes:

·      Identifying areas for improvement

·      Developing plans to make improvements

·      Implementing and monitoring improvements in environmental performance.

Environmental and resource efficiency issues

Environmental and resource efficiency issues include minimisation of environmental risks and maximisation of opportunities to improve business environmental performance and to promote more efficient production and consumption of natural resources, for example by:

·      minimisation of waste, through implementation of the waste management hierarchy

·      efficient energy use, seeking alternative sources of energy

·      efficient water use

·       efficient use of materials and appropriate disposal of waste.

Appropriate techniques 

Appropriate techniques include: 

·         material fed to/consumed by plant/equipment

·         plant meters and gauges

·         job cards including kanbans

·         examination of invoices from suppliers

·         measurements made under different conditions

·         examination of relevant information and data.


Compliance includes meeting relevant federal, state and local government laws, by-laws and regulations.


Incidents include:

·        breaches or potential breaches of regulations

·        occurrences outside of standard procedure which may lead to lower environmental performance.

Enterprise plans

Enterprise plans include:

·         documented policies and procedures

·          work plans to minimise waste, increase efficiency of water use etc.


Suggestions includes ideas that help to:

·            prevent and minimise environmental risks and maximise opportunities

·           reduce emissions of greenhouse gases

·            reduce use of non-renewable resources

·            improve energy efficiency

·            increase use of renewable, recyclable, reusable and recoverable resources

·              reduce waste

·              increasing the reusability/recyclability of wastes/products.

Advanced Sustainabilty Unit for CSR Managers - Diploma Level

Develop Workplace Policy and Proceedures for Sustainability

Corporate and Social Responsibilty Reporting

This is the highest level sustainable energy unit in the CM. In a typical scenario, there is a need to reduce waste in the value chain. Part of this is the cost of energy to the process. Some of this is necessary waste but typically a large part of energy use in unnecessary waste and so should be totally eliminated. In order to make these savings, there is a need to analyse energy use and cost in all its forms and then develop and implement plans for the more efficient use of energy.


This unit primarily requires the application of communication and problem solving skills associated with collecting and analysing information. An ability to analyse energy use of technology or processes will be applied. Initiative and enterprise, and planning and organising are also required to develop plans for efficient energy use. This unit also requires aspects of self management and learning to ensure feedback and new learning is integrated into the development of processes.


 Scope of sustainability policy include:


·     An integrated approach to sustainability which includes environmental, economic and social aspects, or a narrower one to focus on each aspect individually

·     The parts of the enterprise to which it is to apply , including whether it is for the whole enterprise, one site, one work area or combinations of these

·    An investigation of the particular business and market context of the industry/ enterprise

·    Addressing sustainability initiatives through reference to standards, guidelines and approaches such as:

·          ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

·          Life Cycle Analyses

·          Global Reporting Initiative

·          Ecological Footprint Assessment

·          Triple Bottom Line reporting

·          Product Stewardship.


Stakeholders include Individuals and groups both inside and outside the organisation that have some direct interest in the enterprise's conduct, actions, products and services, including:

·                 employees at all levels of the organisation

·                 customers

·                 suppliers

·                 regulators

·                 other organisations.


Strategies include:

·                awareness raising among stakeholders

·                training of staff in principles and techniques of sustainability

·                promotional activities.


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