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IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course



IEMA-iconEnvironmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce

£130 per learner (Excluding VAT)


Rio Learn’s IEMA Accredited Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce training course acts as an introduction to sustainability eLearning, built to help teams get to grips with the basics of sustainability. 

Ideal for team members who work at the operational level, this course is designed to offer a fundamental awareness of environment and sustainability issues. In building awareness, this course empowers participants to work towards positive change in their workplace and aids them in understanding and hitting environmental targets expected by stakeholders.

This training course is completed online through the Rio Engage platform. There are no practical activities or workshops required to complete this course, and you can access the learning material at any time. This course is assessed by a multiple choice exam, which can be accessed upon completion.

We’re proud to have worked with global businesses such as Arriva and Hanson, who have already improved their triple bottom line with this Sustainability eLearning course.




IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce Course Overview

Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Assess economic and environmental risks and opportunities
  • Understand compliances and drive change in businesses
  • Understand the largest potential impacts to the environment
  • Assess how best to improve the environmental performance of your business

What's included:

  • All online learning materials
  • IEMA Certificate of completion


This course is assessed by a multiple choice exam.

Course length

The course length is approximately 10 hours. Course timings are flexible to you, and they can be accessed indefinitely through Rio Engage.

Is this an online or on-site course?

This course is only available online through the Rio Engage platform.


*If you are new to Rio, you will be directed to our Rio platform where you will need to complete one form to register before purchasing the course. If you are already an Engage user, you will be directed straight to the shopping cart. For all other users, please contact your System Administrator.


Accredited IEMA Environmental Training Courses

The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) is the professional body for anyone working, studying, or interested in environment and sustainability. Their accredited training course diplomas are widely accepted, and training using their courses is seen as the standard.

As an accredited IEMA training centre, Rio Learn delivers a range of online environmental training courses and certificate programmes with a Tutor to support learners undertaking any of the courses.

This IEMA Accredited Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce training course, is designed to give your workforce a basic knowledge of sustainability. Your team will find a range of benefits in completing the course, from finding a new understanding of sustainability within the warehouse and across supply chains, as well as with ISO:14001 standards.

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What are environmental sustainability skills?

Environmental Sustainability skills are a well-sought after set of skills in a lot of industries and modern workplaces. A person with environmental sustainability skills and knowledge is able to pinpoint areas where environmental and sustainable practices could be bolstered or new policy created. They can also promote sustainability practices around the workplace and act as an environmental leader, providing training to colleagues and supporting changes to supply chains.

How can we promote environmental sustainability in the workplace?

There are many ways to promote environmental sustainability in the workplace, but having a good understanding of environmental issues within your industry is a good starting point. Sustainability eLearning courses like this Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce, and its follow-up - Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers - are great places to begin that educational journey.

What are some examples of environmental sustainability in the workplace?

Some great examples of environmental sustainability in the workplace is the introduction of remote and hybrid working. This reduces the amount of travel required, reducing the carbon footprint of employees. A lot of businesses are also completely paperless now, which cuts down the carbon footprint of their supply chains. Businesses have also started to encourage and provide sustainable transportation, as well as look into resource conservation.

Are there any entry requirements to this course?

There are no entry requirements for the Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workplace course.

Can this course be given to a group in the workplace?

The courses can be purchased individually or bought in bulk, at a discount, however, they have to be completed individually. The learning is flexible, with twenty-four-hour access to our multimedia learning platform, and all our courses are accredited with CPD UK for continuing professional development.

What do I need to access and complete this course?

You will be sent an individual sign-in to the Rio Engage platform, which you can access twenty-four hours a day.

Are there any further course materials I or my team need?

All relevant materials will be uploaded in the individual learner’s Rio Engage platform.

Can I track the progress of my teams taking part in the course online?

Individual learners can keep track of their progress online. A system admin can be created for multiple users which allows the account manager to see individual progress.

What are the benefits of having a workforce trained in this course?

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.

If training is available in workplaces, what are the benefits of training in the workplace vs training online?

Where course tutor attentions are split in the workplace, by taking part in one of the Rio Engage accredited online courses, you will have access to a personal online tutor.

Are training centres available for me to send employees to?

Rio Learn provides e-learning courses only, which are available to access through the Rio Engage platform at any time.

Are there any bulk discounts available on courses?

Bulk discounts are available for this Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course. Simply get in touch today to discuss your needs.

Can I buy this course for individual use?

Absolutely! You can purchase a course for yourself at any time, and you can access it through the Rio Engage platform.

Can I access the courses at any time?

All of our courses are available to be worked through at any time of day.


Working with Rio

Rio are the experts in all things ESG and sustainability. As such, we offer expert consulting for any business or organisation looking to improve their environmental impact, and provide an ESG software platform to help you manage, analyse and report upon your efforts.

We also have a range of other courses available through Rio Learn, which can help you or your business continue to expand upon your knowledge of the environment and sustainability practices.

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If you have any other questions regarding this Introduction to Net Zero course, please reach out to our team, who will be happy to answer any queries.

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