As businesses grapple with the escalating demand for sustainable practices, it’s evident that ‘going green’ is more than just a fleeting trend. The UK’s revised Net Zero Plan from March 2023 paints a comprehensive picture of the extensive transition needed to meet the ambitious 2050 net zero carbon emissions target.
This isn’t just about bold endeavours like electrification of transport or increasing renewables. It’s about integrating sustainability into every business facet, from retrofitting existing infrastructures to prioritising biodiversity and managing resources efficiently.
The Business Imperative
Every sector, from manufacturing to services, will play a pivotal role in this transformation. It’s not just about survival, but seizing the unparalleled business opportunities arising from an eco-conscious landscape.
However, one formidable obstacle stands in the way: the skills gap.
Sarah Mukherjee MBE, CEO of IEMA, highlighted the pressing shortfall in electricians to support the electric vehicle transition. This is a mere snapshot of the wider skills gap businesses face. Achieving the expansive ambitions of net zero and other environmental goals demands a robust workforce, armed with the right green skills.
The Solution: Green Skills Training
Enter TSW Training. As a leading training provider, we’ve committed ourselves to bridging this gap by offering specialised IEMA courses tailored to the demands of a green economy.
Gareth Harris, Corporate Relations Director at TSW, gives his thoughts on how Green Skills and a culture of continuous improvement are key for the future:
For businesses keen on enhancing their environmental and sustainability prowess, our course catalogue covers all levels. See our current IEMA courses below:
- IEMA Certificate In Environmental Management
- IEMA Foundation Certificate In Environmental Management
- IEMA Pathways to Net Zero
- IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skill for Managers
- IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skill for the Workforce
- IEMA Certified Internal EMS Auditor
Each course is structured to meet the evolving demands of businesses as they pivot towards sustainability, ensuring they’re equipped with the skills necessary to navigate the complex landscape of environmental conservation, regulatory compliance, and green innovation.
Partnership for Progress
TSW’s collaboration with IEMA on their Green Careers Hub launch reinforces our commitment to this green transformation. Together, we’ve produced a series of videos that spotlight organisations and individuals leading the way with green skills, offering tangible examples and inspiring stories.
The Green Careers Hub, a commendable initiative by IEMA, promises to be a one-stop resource for all – whether students, professionals, or those eyeing a career pivot to greener pastures. It not only demystifies the complexities of green careers but also fuels the ambition of businesses and individuals to actively contribute to a sustainable future.
Sustainability is more than just a checkbox for businesses today; it’s an imperative. As the UK gears up to meet its net zero targets and industries prepare for a paradigm shift, the onus is on organisations to upskill, adapt, and lead.
Investing in green skills training is not just a response to a trend but a strategic move to ensure businesses are future-ready. TSW Training, with its robust suite of IEMA courses, stands ready to guide businesses on this journey.
To explore our courses or understand how they can benefit your business, visit Green Careers Hub. Let’s work together for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.
Would you like more information on how these courses can be tailored to your specific industry or sector? Feel free to reach out, and let’s engage in a conversation about building a sustainable future together.