This is an Online Program - (Earn PDU’s required to support your ISCEA Certifications)
The Green Supply Chain Certification program, in partnership with Green Supply Chain.org, is designed to give ISCEA members a great balance of core sustainability topics to enable them to stand out individually or to step into a sustainability leadership role with confidence.
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. 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? Now you can conveniently get the training you need for yourself, your team, or your entire company.
Become a Senior Certified Sustainability Professional (SCSP) , Certified Sustainability Professional (CSP), Green Supply Chain Professional (GSCP) or Just take the any of these sessions that best fit your needs.
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
• Sustainable Development
• Introductory Concepts
• The Business Drivers for Green Purchasing Practices
• Procurement’s Impact to Sustainability Strategies
Design for Environment (DfE)
• Life Cycle Assessment - LCA
• Cradle-to-Grave & Cradle-to-Cradle analysis
• Six Decisions Required for an LCA
• Limitations of LCA
• Application of Design for Environment
• Federal Trade Commission Actions
• ISO 14020 Series - Environmental Labeling
• Green Washing
Green Product Standards
• Green Product Standards - Principles
• Understanding Third Party Programs
Environmentally Preferred Purchasing - EPP
• EPP & Government Purchasing
• The Green Supply Network
• International Green Purchasing Programs
Supplier Relationship Management & Sustainability
• Environmental Business Partnerships
• The International Chamber of Commerce
• World Commission on Environment & Development 16 Principles
• Global Environmental Management Institute (GEMI) 4-Level Typology of Strategies for Suppliers
• Supplier Environmental Stratification
Green Purchasing Program Development
• Green Purchasing Policy
• Total Cost of Ownership & Green Purchasing
• Spend Analysis and Sustainable Action Planning
• The Global Supply Chain & Green Practices
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
• Assessing Emissions
• Evaluating Options
• Setting Goals & Targets
Inside the Organization - Key Elements to a Successful Strategy
• Instrument/Methodology Approach to Supporting GHG Reductions
• Pros & Cons of Carbon Trading
• Setting Business Goals, Setting Operational Boundaries, and Engaging the Entire Organization
Tracking Emissions & Reporting - Tools & Best Practices Every Organization Should Know About
• Case Studies of Organizations Undertaking GHG - Carbon Foot Printing Projects
The Supply Chain’s Carbon Foot Print
• What are the Greatest Opportunities for Improvement
• How to Examine the Elements of the Supply Chain: Transportation/Logistics, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Supplier Inputs
• A Manager’s Guide that Every Leader Needs
Developing a Carbon Policy Strategy
• Essential Organizational Linkages
• Implementing and Managing the Policy
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.
Key Topics: Introduction to Sustainability
• Sustainable Development
• Introductory Concepts
The Business Case for Sustainability
• Strengthening Brand Position & Brand Equity
• he Green Multiplier
• Lean & Green - Reducing Waste & Clean Business
Organizational Roles & Functional Influences
• Executive Influences
• Functional Group Interdependencies
• Human Resources and Our Role
Corporate Social Responsibility
• Transparency in Reporting
• Consumer Expectations
• Regulatory Considerations
Sustainability in Major Business Sectors
• Trends in Retail, Consumer Products, Automotive, Banking, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Medical and Electronics
US Green Building Council & Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)
• Functions of the USGBC
• The LEED Rating System
• Building Trends
• Facility Strategies
Introduction to Environmental Science
• Introductory Concepts of Environmental Studies
• Cycles of the Environment
• Energy Sources
• Global Environmental Issues
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 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.
Group Registrations and/or Branded Solution for Your Company
We can provide large scale solutions reaching a geographically dispersed workforce ranging from 1 to 10,000 participants anywhere in the world 24/7 leveraging the power of our web based learning management system.
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