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Rio Engage

Completely FREE online ESG learning content for individuals.

At Rio, we pride ourselves in democratising knowledge to allow individuals and businesses alike to do better, for themselves and the planet. Rio Engage includes a wide range of ESG-related learning content, with modules ranging from short animations to longer learning modules. 

Let us help start, or continue with your ESG  journey today.

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What's included?

Hours of CPD-UK accredited content.

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EnergyAware preview

This is a preview animation of EnergyAware.

This module looks at energy use, consumption and opportunities to improve energy use within the home and a number of different environments and conditions within the workplace.

Introduction to MRF

This module looks at what happens to waste when it reaches a materials reclaim facility. It takes the learner through the different stages and equipment that the waste passes through to sort and segment it for recycling or final disposal.

Introduction to Sustainability & CSR

This module will look at what sustainability and corporate social responsibility is.

Journey of Food at home

The Journey of Food at Home is a shortened version of the main Journey of Food module just focussing on the home/domestic scene.

Journey of Food preview

Here is a preview of the Journey of Food eLearning module. Available through a Rio Learn subscription.

Journey of Waste preview

Here is a preview of the Journey of Waste eLearning module. Available through a Rio Learn subscription.

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NetRegs learning content

Even more free learning in partnership with NetRegs.

NetRegs is a partnership between the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in Scotland.

The modules include:

A Guide to Preventing Pollution

An overview of the types of activity that can cause pollution, and the steps businesses should take to prevent pollution from their site.

Classify your Waste

Get the right EWC code.

Cultivation of Land

General Binding Rule 20. This short course looks at the rules you must follow when cultivating the land.

Diffuse Pollution - Northern Ireland

The aim of this course is to give you an understanding of the causes, solutions and legal background relating to diffuse pollution from rural land use activities.

Duty of Care for Waste - Northern Ireland

This course looks at the duty of Care for Waste in Northern Ireland. All businesses need to understand and follow the rules that apply to waste.

Environmental Compliance

going beyond compliance. This module is designed to help you identify ways in which you can reduce your business costs while also reducing your environmental impacts.

Fertiliser Storage- General Binding Rule 18 

This course looks at the rules for the storage and application of fertiliser on farms.

How to Complete a Consignment Note for Hazardous/Special Waste

A step-by-step guide to completing a consignment note for the person producing waste, or acting for the producer of the waste.

Keeping Livestock- General Binding Rule 19

GBR 19 Keeping Livestock.

Mind the gap

Vegetated buffer strips are used to help ensure that on-farm pollutants and runoff do not get into watercourses. This course looks at the minimum distances required for certain on-farm activities, including cultivation, poaching and erosion caused by livestock and organic and inorganic fertiliser application and storage.

NAP Distances - Northern Ireland

This course looks at the minimum distance you must keep from waterways in Northern Ireland when carrying out certain on-farm activities.

Oil Storage

What you need to know about storing oil and other fuels.

Pesticide Storage and Application

General Binding Rule 23 v2. This course looks at the rules relating to the storage and application of pesticides that are plant protection products.

Reduce your Transport Emissions

A short course that encourages businesses to reduce their environmental impacts from transport.

Renewable Energy

An overview of the options available to businesses wishing to install renewable energy systems.

Septic Tank

An overview of everything you need to know about owning, using and maintaining a septic tank.

Sheep Dipping - General Binding Rule 24

This short course looks at the rules you must follow when sheep dipping.

Sheep Dipping - Northern Ireland

This short course looks at the rules you must follow when sheep dipping.

Sinks, Drains and Sewers

This course looks at Sinks, Drains and Sewers.

Soil on Construction Sites

This learning module looks at why you should treat soil as a valuable resource.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

This course provides an introduction to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). You will learn about the different types of SuDS, and how and when you should use them.

The 2020 Refrigeration F-gas Ban

What are F-gases? Find out if you are affected by the ban What will it mean for your business? What can you do about the ban?

Vehicle Parts for Export

Preparing vehicle parts for the second-hand market abroad. This course will explain: Why is it important to make sure parts from ELVs for export are not seen as “waste”; When do vehicle parts stop being waste? What do you need to do to show that you are exporting useable second-hand parts; Good practice when sending different vehicle parts abroad.

Waste Brokers and Dealers

This course will cover: What are waste brokers and dealers; The role of a waste broker or dealer; Who does and who doesn’t need to register; Responsibilities of a waste broker or dealer; What is required for transfrontier shipments (import and export) of waste.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipement (WEEE)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations aim to reduce the environmental impacts of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) when it reaches the end of its life.

Waste on Construction Sites

Be aware of how to reduce the amount of waste produced on-site, and how to deal with the waste produced.

Waste Transfer Notes

This module looks at what they are and how to complete them.

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Other content includes...

Modules including those to help you be a Waste Expert.

Learning modules from our Waste Expert series.

  1. Basic principles of waste.
  2. Construction and Demolition Waste.
  3. Effective Contractor Management.
  4. Hazardous Waste Management.
  5. Legislation and Regulation.
  6. Management Policy and Strategy.
  7. The Cost of Waste Management.
  8. Waste Management Technology.
  9. What is waste.

WasteAware Preview

A preview of our popular WasteAware course which looks at how best to reduce, reuse and recycle waste at home and in the workplace.

WaterAware Preview

A preview of our popular WasteAware course which looks at how best to reduce and conserve water use at home and in the workplace.

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What is?

A large selection of modules gives you the essential "what is" knowledge.

What is 14001

A brief module introducing the learn to ISO 14001.

What is 20121

A brief module introducing the learner to ISO 20121.

What is 26000

A brief module introducing 26000.

What is 45001

A brief module introducing the learner to ISO 45001.

What is 50001

A brief module introducing the learner to ISO 50001.

What is a Deposit Return Scheme

A brief module looking at the benefits and use of a Deposit Return Scheme.

What is Air Quality & Emissions

A brief module understanding the issues around air quality and how emissions affect this.

What is Asbestos

A brief module focussing on the health and safety of asbestos and the importance of how this hazardous waste is managed.

What is Biodiversity

A brief module to help understand the importance of biodiversity and ecosystems.

What is Circular Economy

A brief module to introduce the concept of the circular economy and what this means.

What is Climate Change

A brief module looking at Climate Change. What is it, why does it happen and what can be done to help reduce this.

What is Climate Emergency

A look at what it means to have declared a Climate Emergency.

What is Co-mingled vs Separate Recyclable Collections

A brief module explaining the difference between co-mingled and separate recyclable collections and the importance of both.

What is the Courtauld Commitment

A brief module looking at the Courtauld Commitment and how this links to food waste.

What is Deforestation

A brief module to look at how deforestation affects biodiversity, and the ecosystem and how it could contribute to climate change.

What is Duty of Care

A brief module explaining the concept of Duty of Care and the responsibilities around this when it comes to managing waste.

What is Ecology Management

A brief module explaining the importance of correct ecology management.

What is Effective Contractor Management

A brief module highlighting how to get the most from your waste contract.

What is Employee Development

A brief introduction to highlight the importance of good employee development.

What is Employee Health & Wellness

An introduction to the importance of employee health and wellness at work.

What is Energy Efficiency

A brief module looking at how we can be more energy efficient and how this will reduce our carbon impact.

What is Energy Management

A brief introduction to management, examining the benefits and costs involved.

What is the Environment Bill

An introduction to the Environment Bill and what this means for you.

What is Environmental Management Systems

A brief module introducing the learner to an Environmental Management System and how this helps and supports businesses to be more sustainable.

What is Environmental Social Governance

A brief module introducing Environmental Social Governance and what this means to business.

What is ESOS

ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment and energy savings identification scheme for organisations operating in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. This module looks at the requirement for Phase 2 in the wider context of ESOS.

What is Extended Producer Responsibility

A brief module explaining the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility and what this means in the concept of waste.

What is Food Waste

A brief module which outlines the huge issue of food wastage; why and where it happens and what can be done to reduce this.

What is Fracking

A brief module explaining Fracking and how this can have a damaging effect and impact on the environment.

What is Hazardous Waste

A brief module highlighting the different types of waste classed as hazardous and how these should be managed.

What is Health & Safety

A brief introduction explaining the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

What is Healthcare Waste

A brief module highlighting the different types of waste classed as healthcare and how these should be managed.

What is Lifecycle Assessment/Analysis

A brief module explaining lifestyle assessment and analysis and what this means for business.

What is Management Systems

A brief introduction to the types, roles and purpose that a management system has within a company.

What is Natural Capital

A brief module outlining Natural Capital and what this means.

What is Natural Resources

A brief module looking at Natural Resources and how our overuse of them is damaging the planet and causing climate change.

What is Noise Pollution

A brief module explaining noise pollution and the effect this has on people and the environment.

What is Plastic Pollution

A brief module highlighting the huge issue of plastic use and the pollution and environmental impacts it causes when not managed properly.

What is Renewable Energy

A brief module explaining the benefits of renewable energy, the different types of renewable energy and how these can and are replacing traditional uses.

What is Stakeholder Engagement

A brief introduction explaining the importance and benefits of good stakeholder engagement.

What is Supply Chain Engagement

A brief introduction outlining how the supply chain can be engaged to enhance business.

What is Sustainable Communities

A brief introduction to sustainable communities and what this means.

What is Sustainable Employment

A brief introduction to sustainable employment and how this can be achieved in the workplace.

What is Sustainable Procurement

A brief module focusing on how we can on procure (buy) sustainability. What does sustainable procurement mean and how can we be sure what we buy is sustainable?

What is Sustainable Transport

A brief module looking at how we can be more sustainable in the travel choices and options to travel that we make.

What is the Scrap Metal Dealers Act

A brief module explaining the Scrap Metal Dealers Act and the importance of this when it comes to managing and recycling this waste stream.

What is Sustainability

This five-minute animation developed in partnership with Mitie looks at the big-picture introduction to sustainability.

What is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A brief module explaining the Sustainable Development Goals and what these targets aim to achieve.

What is the Waste Hierarchy

A brief module explaining the concept of the waste hierarchy and how waste can be managed in a priority way.

What is Waste

Understand what waste is.

What is Waste Definitions

Understand the technical definitions of waste

What is Water Efficiency

A brief module looking at how we can be more water efficient and how this will improve the environment.

What is Water Management

A brief introduction explaining the importance of responsible water consumption.

What is Wellbeing

A brief module explaining health and wellness (wellbeing) and why this is an important concept for everyone at work.

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Rio Learn is a market-leading specialist in environmental, social and governance (ESG) eLearning courses and content.
 
Whether you are an individual looking to learn more, or a larger corporation wanting support on your ESG journey, our CPD UK accredited and more in-depth range of courses could be the answer.
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Rio Engage LMS

Learning management for organisations.
Rio Engage Learning Management System (LMS) hosts multiple learners in one easy-to-manage company branded account. Multiple user journeys can be created, including categorising courses, to maximise user engagement. All activity and engagement can be reported upon. There is also a mobile iOS/Android app for on-the-go learning.
 
Our learning management system can be used for targeted in-house professional development or to manage a whole team.
 
Combined with competitive costs, free learning content, as well as additional recommended resources, Rio Learn LMS is the go-to hub for your organisation's ESG learning needs.
 
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