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Online sustainability learning and skills development

We could all learn something about sustainability.

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Education is a critical component of any successful sustainability strategy. To truly drive environmental, social, and governance goals throughout your organisation, your people need to know what they’re doing and why.

Learning is a central feature of Rio. We produce and provide multimedia learning content that changes behaviour, helps employees learn new skills, and improves business performance.

Managers can use Rio to track their team’s progress, assign courses, and set learning goals.

Courses are accredited by CPD UK for continuing professional development. Specific ones have been recognised by the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), and we have additional accreditations from the Energy Institute, the Future Water Association, and the Royal College of Nursing.

We are members of the eLearning Network and a certified Carbon Literacy Project trainer.

Accredited IEMA courses

IEMA is the professional body for anyone working, studying, or interested in environment and sustainability. As an approved IEMA training centre, Rio is accredited to deliver a range of online courses and certificate programmes. Our accredited IEMA tutor is also available to support learners undertaking any of our IEMA courses.

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*NEW* Introduction to Net Zero

£75 per user*

This course gives a succinct overview of what net zero means as a response to the climate crisis and how it can be delivered within organisations. It aims to provide learners with a basic introduction to the concept of net zero.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

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*NEW* Pathways to Net Zero

£275 per user*

This course aims to give clear, consistent guidance on best practices in response to the climate crisis, the course provides supervisors and leaders with a strategic and operational overview of environmental sustainability as it affects their specific industry and work area. 

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

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Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

£575 per user*

Leading to IEMA Associate membership, this course covers a wide range of environmental, sustainability, and governance principles. Learners will gain an understanding of the breadth of the sustainability agenda and the management tools and skills needed when working within this area.

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Sustainability Skills for the Workforce

£130 per user*

This introductory online course helps teams get to grips with the basics, giving a fundamental awareness of environment and sustainability issues. This is ideal for members of the team who work at an operational level. Global businesses such as Arriva and Hanson have already improved their triple bottom line with this course.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

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Sustainability Skills for Managers

£230 per user*

This transitional online course builds on the knowledge from the Workforce course, drilling down into the details to give managers and supervisors the tools to implement their broadened knowledge and skills. This is ideal for team leaders and managers who want to oversee organisational improvements.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

The Rio engage IEMA Associate training was incredibly thorough with details and examples of skills and knowledge needed to work in sustainability. It helped me prepare for the exam and successfully pass to become a full member of IEMA. The modules also provided me with up to date content that even helped me in my day to day work where I support clients on their sustainability journey.

Whitney Hollis (AIEMA)
Account Director at Flag

Comprehensive ESG learning

ESG is an increasingly important topic, but learning about it can be confusing and time-consuming. These comprehensive, interactive programmes are designed to help you quickly understand everything you need to know about ESG.

All of our ESG learning modules are short, informative, and engaging, so you don’t have to spend hours wading through irrelevant information.

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ESG Essentials

£250 per user*

The Essential modules provide a high level overview of key themes in ESG, including the basics of materiality, reporting and disclosure, ESG investing, ESG ratings, and engaging your workforce on ESG. These modules provide important foundational knowledge and require around 15 minutes each.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

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ESG Inform

£200 per user*

The ESG Inform modules dive deeper into the details of various ESG sub-topics and include modules on CDP, SFDR, GRI, and Sustainability Bonds.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

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ESG Essentials & Inform Combo

£400 per user*

Our combination package includes all modules from both the Inform series and the Essential series to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

Healthcare waste training

For lots of NHS Trusts, our healthcare waste eLearning course is a popular choice for those looking for a quick and affordable way to train their staff in the safe handling and storage of healthcare waste.
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Introduction to Healthcare Waste

£35 per user*

The management of healthcare waste is essential to ensure that health and social care activities don’t pose a risk of infection. This RCN-accredited module is a great introduction for anyone with healthcare waste responsibilities. It helps learners clearly understand how they should be handling, segregating, and storing different healthcare wastes.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

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Best Practice Management of Healthcare Waste

£75 per user*

Gain the confidence to manage healthcare waste in a safe and compliant manner. For people working in hospitals, dental practices, pharmacies, and veterinary practices, this longer healthcare waste course provides a comprehensive understanding of best practice healthcare waste management.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

Resource efficiency learning

Developed with the Energy Institute and the Future Water Association, our ResourceAware modules are a popular choice for looking at waste management, water consumption, and energy use, while our multiple-module Resourceful course focuses more fully on waste.

The Journey of Waste remains popular for those wanting to understand their legal obligations in relation to waste management and associated compliance and our new Energy Efficiency bundle content includes monitoring energy and renewables projects.

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ResourceAware

£90 per user*

The original sustainability training programme, now in its 8th year! This pack includes the three classic 'Aware' courses in waste, water, and energy. It introduces processes and tips to save at home before taking you to the workplace to look at what can be done to reduce waste, water, and energy costs and consumption.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

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*UPDATED* Resourceful: Waste

£75 per user*

Gain an essential understanding of the cost, environmental impact, and legislation related to waste and waste management. This course will help you make more efficient and sustainable waste choices and improve your organisation’s performance and profitability.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

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Journey of Waste

£75 per user*

This module will help learners understand their legal obligations in relation to waste management and the associated compliance documentation needed to be aware of. The course looks at legal requirements throughout the waste management chain and key elements including duty of care and the waste hierarchy.

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

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*NEW* Energy Efficiency

£90 per user*

This pack includes four modules to support the learner in understanding energy, energy efficiency and introduces them to renewable projects.

  • How to Monitor Energy
  • How to be Energy Efficient
  • How to make Energy Quick Wins at Home
  • How to Undertake a Renewables Project

Contact us for a bulk discount if you are interested in providing this course within your organisation.

Carbon Literacy training

Carbon Literacy Project

We are delighted to be able to provide courses and online learning aligned to the Carbon Literacy Project toolkits.

Carbon Literacy is relevant climate change learning that catalyses action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Carbon Literacy Project works to provide access to this learning to everyone who lives, works and studies and is expanding rapidly across the UK and beyond.

The Carbon Literacy Project is based on the key aim that if we are to cut our carbon emissions by the kind of reductions demanded of us by science, then we will need to change culture alongside technology.

Please contact us for more information if you are looking to roll out Carbon Literacy within your organisation.

Bespoke and tailored learning development

Rio can develop eLearning modules and courses that meet your exact requirements. Customers that have benefited from our bespoke content development include Amazon, Biffa, David Lloyd Leisure Clubs, DS Smith, Fire & Rescue Service, JD (Sports) Group, John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer, Mitie and Valpak.

We can also tailor any of our existing content to make it more relevant to your organisation, whether that’s adding or adjusting materials or simply including your company’s branding.

Talk to our learning and skills team to learn more.

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