Sustainability for the Workplace

Sustainability for the Workplace

This module introduces participants to the vastly complex concept of sustainability, and prepares them to make their own workplace more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable.

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Credits: 30
Level: 4 / 5 / 7
Duration: 4 days, taught sessions

The following areas will be covered during the module:

• An examination of the definitions and understandings of sustainability in a historical and a modern context
• An exploration of the national and international legislation governing sustainable practice
• Analysis of the interaction between economic, social, and environmental factors, and a range of theories on balancing the three to achieve a picture of sustainability that suits the learner’s unique workplace
• Practicing the tools and techniques that can be used to make workplaces more sustainable, preparing the learner to make lasting change

This module is for all learners who want to increase their knowledge of sustainability and its impacts on workplaces.

This module places equal focus on broadening the learner’s understanding of sustainability as a concept and providing the learner with the tools and knowledge necessary to make concrete sustainable impacts in his/her workplace. Learners will:

• Develop a knowledge of the current legislative climate and how it affects sustainable practice
• Build the skills necessary to assess their own workplace impact on sustainable practice, and make recommendations for change
• Learn how to use tools of change management to oversee sustainable change in their own workplace

All learners will complete written assignments based on their knowledge of sustainability as well as their assessment of and plans for their own workplace. Advanced learners will also complete a presentation of their work.

  • It is important to note that during your period of study you will be supported by a designated tutor.
  • Once you have successfully completed the module you will gain 30 credits that you can put towards further study.

The module is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. For details on funding subsidies, please contact gwlad@uwtsd.ac.uk