Business owners are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of corporate sustainability initiatives. However, knowing that your company should have a sustainability program and actually implementing one are two entirely different things. The thought of creating a program from scratch, or even fine-tuning your existing program, can be quite daunting. Kaplan EduNeering and Seventh Generation
have joined forces to
help business owners create or expand their corporate social responsibility
programs through the new Sustainability Institute.
Businesses and organizations have several training choices available including online courses, video tutorials, access to case studies and articles through the Sustainability Communication Center (SCC), and of course optional sustainability consulting services.
The online course offerings start at square one with the Sustainability 101 program, a course designed for all employees in a participating company. Employees will be a major factor in the success of a company’s sustainability program and so it is important that they are part of the process. Other online course topics include sustainable supply chains and information on how to reduce a company’s carbon footprint by managing greenhouse gas emissions.
While most mid and large size companies already have a comprehensive sustainability program in place, the new Sustainability Institute may prove to be a useful resource for smaller organizations that want to operate in a more environmentally efficient manner but aren’t sure where to start.