Online - 50 Hours
Our online sustainability training is a leading edge form of education that enables anyone around the world to learn about sustainability and "green" topics anytime - anywhere 24/7. People like you need information about sustainability to practice green living, remain current in the workplace, or meet the needs of your customers. Companies like yours need information about being sustainable to practice social responsibility, remain competitive, or meet the needs of global markets.
Are you a professional seeking to make yourself more competitive or trying to create a new career opportunity for yourself in today's job market? Now you can conveniently get the training you need for yourself, your team, or your entire company--and you don't have to blow your budget or change your schedule.
In Partnership with Green Supply Chain.org, the CSP certification program is designed to give our graduates a great balance of core sustainability topics to enable them to stand out individually or to step into a sustainability leadership role with confidence.
10 Hours/45 day access
Organizational purchasing has evolved tremendously over the last decade shifting from an administrative function to a strategic role. The changing dynamics of the global economy altered the skills of procurement professionals amplifying the importance of conditions such as quality, cost, and delivery. Now, the next step in professional evolution is upon us and the functions of on-time delivery and the lowest price are no longer sufficient. Organizational purchasing is in a strategic position to influence the sustainability and carbon footprint of an organization through multiple channels. What are world class purchasing departments doing to help their organizations become more sustainable? Green Purchasing Fundamentals introduces foundational concepts that align with systems, policies, and procedures that support green purchasing practices and organization sustainability.
Introduction to Sustainability & Green Purchasing
Design for Environment (DfE)
Green Product Standards
Environmentally Preferred Purchasing - EPP
Supplier Relationship Management & Sustainability
Green Purchasing Program Development
10 Hours/45 day access
Sustainability has been described as "Meeting our needs while not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs" (Brundtland Commission) or "Not cheating our children" (former United Kingdom Environment Minister John Gummer). Sustainability resides within three foundational pillars of society: economic, social, and environment. Environmental sustainability and CSR are agenda items in boardrooms around the world not only as corporate stewardship discussion points, but as a strategic imperative and requirement so be successful. Leading organizations are taking a proactive position on transparency in reporting, auditing supply chain partnerships, innovating through community partnerships, and reacting to consumer demands. Our Sustainability 101 & CSR Essentials course establishes a common framework for employees at various levels and roles of the organization, while bringing together a global set of lenses to look through. It's easy for people in organizations to move in the same direction when everyone understands the same need and information. This course is essential for everyone in the organization.
Introduction to Sustainability
The Business Case for Sustainability
Organizational Roles & Functional Influences
Corporate Social Responsibility
Sustainability in Major Business Sectors
US Green Building Council & Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)
Introduction to Environmental Science
10 Hours/45 day access
This course provides an overview of the World Resources Institute (WRI) Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative and describes various components of a climate-related strategy. It will summarize the critical steps for the firm to develop a successful carbon strategy across its boundaries, which includes assessing emissions and exposure to climate related risks, evaluating action options, setting goals and targets, developing financial mechanisms, engaging the organization, formulating policy strategy, and managing external relationships.
Introduction to the WRI Greenhouse Gas Protocol Developing a Climate Strategy
Inside the Organization - Key Elements to a Successful Strategy
Tracking Emissions & Reporting - Tools & Best Practices Every Organization Should Know About
The Supply Chain's Carbon Foot Print
Developing a Carbon Policy Strategy
10 Hours/45 day access
The newly created role of sustainability leader in organizations has been evolving rapidly and the individuals charged with leading this function for companies, whether new to sustainability or to the company, or experienced within the sustainable business sector, must quickly define their roles and responsibilities, establish priorities for the organization, and build functional relationships across departments. This course examines the scope and challenges involved with the transition and offer a roadmap for success for newly created positions or maturing one.
How The Role of the Sustainability Leader is Evolving
Developing the 180-day Roadmap to Success
Prioritizing Transition Tasks & Projects
Developing Key Internal Relationships
10 Hours/45 day access
EMSs help organizations systematically identify and manage their regulated as well as unregulated environmental impacts. Over 129,000 organizations worldwide have registered their conformance to ISO 14001, but many more facilities have realized the benefits of implementing an EMS without taking the formal step of registering their company.
Organizations that have implemented EMSs find that it has helped to:
The online parts of the course are to guide and summarize module material and to allow for online activities, retention checks, and quizzes. The online features also allow us to provide various electronic tools from our digital library for participants to download and use to help them quickly apply what they're learning. The online portal also hosts FAQs and a glossary
The participant manual is an Adobe pdf document that we encourage people not to print, but rather to use it on their computer as a reference. Our experience is that people will log into the online portal for certain elements, but users also prefer continue working on material while they are off line too. Using a combination of online material along with an electronic participant's manual is a convenient approach.
Research and outside activities off line and in additional to the participant manual activities in each program. Our program incorporates a few outside activities so participants gain a very rich learning experience.
Each course has an instructor assigned that is available for online communication/email exchanges with participants. The courses themselves are designed to be self-directed.
Program Advisors assigned to all certification program candidates to assist with their professional development experience.
Margaret Price, SCSP - Chairwoman & Chief Sustainability Officer of Green Supply Chain.org. She is responsible for the entire worldwide operations with more than 20 years of global operations leadership experience. She is a creative hands-on professional operation executive with extensive experience in contract manufacturing, operations, distribution, supply chain, inventory control, engineering and quality assurance/regulatory compliance. Solid management ability in effectively directing operations of a firm through significant sales growth and profitability. She has extensive experience in product manufacturing, scale-up, automation of processes and best practices. Strong background in operational improvements, process growth, product development, quality improvements and new product introduction. Has traveled extensively throughout the world including Asia, Middle East, India, Europe the Caribbean and Mexico. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Business Management as well as an MBA in International Marketing.
Dr. Robert Price is the CEO of Green Supply Chain.org. He is an innovative leader and visionary with over 25 years of global operations and strategic management experience. He has an incredibly diverse leadership portfolio with a track record of achieving world class results in every assignment. He has led and designed the sustainability strategy for a $1.1B global organization, served as the General Manager of a logistics company, led the global supply chain operations for a $600M manufacturing organization, served as a vice president and expatriate in Asia in the pharmaceutical industry, and led a shared services group as a vice president in a service company. In 2007, his supply chain accomplishments were featured in Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine in the cover story, The Human Quotient. He was featured in Purchasing Magazine twice in 2007 for supply chain and purchasing professional training program excellence. In 2003, he led the first organization to receive the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Best Award, selected from among 74 global companies in 6 countries. He has been recognized by Training magazine, appearing in the Training Top 100 twice, including receiving the coveted Editor's Choice award. Robert maintains personal oversight of our curriculum development and instructional design group. His doctoral dissertation is entitled Green Supply Chains: Clean Business in the 21st Century. His graduate thesis was published - Demand Driven Supply Chains in a Global Market. Robert is a graduate of MIT Sloan and holds a Senior Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations and Value Chain Management.