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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’s comprehensive sustainability software. We produce and provide multimedia learning content that changes behaviour, helps employees learn new skills, and improves business performance.

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

All Rio Engage 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.

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Free sustainability learning

Rio Engage gives individuals access to a growing library of hundreds of free eLearning modules on topics like ESG, sustainability and the environment, waste management, water use, energy consumption, and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sign up for a free Rio Engage account to browse all no-cost learning modules.

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Accredited IEMA Training

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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IEMA Foundation Certificate Pack

£549 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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IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce

£129 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.

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IEMA Sustainability Skills for Managers

£229 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.

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.

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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 Essential Modules

£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.

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ESG Inform Modules

£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.

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ESG Essential and Inform Combo Package

£400 per user*

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

Healthcare waste training

We work with a lot of NHS Trusts and 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 pack

£39 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.

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Best practice healthcare waste pack

£99 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.

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.

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ResourceAware pack

£99 per user*

The original sustainability training programme, now in its 7th 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.

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Resourceful pack

£99 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.

Bespoke and tailored learning development

Don’t see the training you need? Rio can develop eLearning materials and courses that meet your exact requirements. Customers that have benefited from our bespoke content development include Amazon, David Lloyd Leisure, Marks & Spencer, Mitie, JD Sports, Valpak.

We can also tailor 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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