About Skills for Sustainability
Sustainability is a broad, developing and sometimes confusing field of practice. Skills for Sustainability highlights a range of issues, concepts and practical examples to provide a starting point for people who want to improve the sustainability performance of their business. It also brings together explanations of the MSS11 Sustainability qualifications and information to assist Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to work with businesses to develop their sustainability skills.
What is sustainability, really?
Business sustainability is a goal for most enterprises. As a micro business owner you may want to sustain an income to retirement or to hand over a viable business to your family. You might be involved in a larger company which has a responsibility to protect the investment from shareholders and aims to increase its value. But what is ‘sustainability’ and how can manufacturers achieve it? Traditionally businesses maintain a strong focus on factors that have a clear and direct effect on their economic … [Read More...]
Managing your business for sustainability
Through your strategic decisions and management processes you can drive improvements for sustainability throughout the whole business. The focus might be in areas such as community impact, compliance, governance and planning and procedures. You could target social sustainability by building stronger relationships with the local community or by providing training and develoment programs for employees. You could focus on your management systems and procedures to … [Read More...]
Design and technology for sustainability
Design and technology is a broad term covering areas such as environmental monitoring and control, facility design and management and product improvement and lifecycle. You might want to develop new energy efficiency features or clever products that help consumers be more sustainable. Or … [Read More...]
Operational sustainability improvements
You might decide to target your day to day operations. This mightinclude areas such as measuring and reporting sustainability performance, operational resource efficiency, proccess improvement, supply chain decisions and waste management. You could encourage employees to make energy savings and to find ways to make your processes more … [Read More...]