Environmental Awareness

Course at a glance

  • 15 mins
  • English
  • 80% Pass Rate Required

About the course

As you may already know, all businesses in the UK, from offices, shops, restaurants, factories, to goods delivery providers or farmers, are legally obliged to meet environmental laws. Being a sustainable, green business is crucial to maintaining brand reputation. It is also a legal requirement.

We really hope you enjoy the course and you learn something new.

Key Insights

Environmental Risks

Environmental concerns range from the biggies – like climate change and pollution, to less publicised concerns like loss of biodiversity, depletion of natural resources, or statutory nuisances.

Pollution

Most pollutants come from industrial activity, oil production, transport and logistics. Fumes from vehicles and smoke from factories are responsible for high emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Collectively, the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to support a human activity is known as its carbon footprint.

Legal and Contractual Obligations

Under the Environment Act 1995, environmental laws in England and Wales are regulated by the Environment Agency. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency regulates the laws for Scotland, and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs governs Northern Ireland.

Corporate Responsibility

All businesses should have a clear environmental policy and assess and manage environmental risks.

Environmental Management Systems

Environmental management system 14000 and its ISO 14001: 2015 standard, provides a structured framework enabling companies to run a green and sustainable business and to ensure that all employees have environmental awareness.

Energy and Resources

You can save energy and resources by using them wisely, and minimising and recycling waste.

Social Responsibility

If you follow 3 simple steps (reduce, reuse and recycle) you can reduce and manage the amount of waste you generate.

Financial Benefits of a Green Business

Running a sustainable business or an eco-friendly household can actually bring financial benefits.

Oil and Materials Storage

Your oil storage container must have a sticker in a prominent position that tells you how to look after your oil and what to do if you have a spill.

Waste Management

Under section 34 of The Environmental Protection Act 1990, as a business, you have a duty to ensure that any waste your company produces is disposed of safely.

Reporting Incidents

As an employee, you have a duty to report all accidents, spills or signs of pollution to the H&S officer or the designated environmental management representative.

Who is it for?

Care of the environment is a matter which concerns everyone, whether on a personal, business, national or global level.

Course Format

This ‘Environmental Awareness summary course’ is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, but rather a general overview of key environmental awareness topics, focusing on the most common issues.

The interactive course includes animated explainer videos, characterful voice-over and easy to read slides. At the end of the course, you’ll find a short quiz. It’s designed to help you understand the key insights and takeaways from the topic.