Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sustainability Training and Certification Program

B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc has partnered with leading educator to provide a Senior Certified Sustainability Professional. After completing this premier certification program, you will establish yourself as a sustainable business professional ready to take responsibility for setting the direction and coordinating an enterprise’s sustainability strategy across multiple functional areas such as sales, marketing, communications, new product development, global supply chain, operations, and corporate social responsibility.

This program is intended for professionals working in or preparing for leadership roles tasked to support the sustainable business practices and goals of their organization. Professionals who need to create collaborative partnerships with management in order to improve sustainable business practices. Sustainability consultants who must analyze “green” challenges for their clients and develop multi-faceted solutions. Managers and professionals whose departments are evolving on their sustainability journey, and have responsibility for linking business needs to performance interventions, including sustainable business practices.

The objectives of this program will aid students in:

1. Establishing and maintaining a green procurement strategy.

2. Apply the principles of environmentally preferred purchasing, design for environment, eco-control systems, and sustainable business practices.

3. Develop and Indentify Corporate Social Responsibility strategies to meet organizational needs.
4. Develop and use Environmental Management System (EMS) practices.

5. Improve product positioning using the green marketing mix principles.

6. Organize and sequence carbon strategies using the World Resource Institute protocol.

7. Improve operational sustainability through greening the logistics and supply chain.

The following is an outline of the program:

I. Green Purchasing Fundamentals -Introduction to Green Procurement
II. Sustainability 101: Corporate Social Responsibility
III. Carbon Strategies: Developing a Carbon Policy
IV. Environmental Management Systems - EMS (ISO 14001)
V. Environmental Accounting 101
VI. Green Marketing & Sales Force Essentials
VII. Green Transportation: 12 Best Practices
VIII. Sustainability Leader - Defining the Performance Requirements
IX. Advanced Green Purchasing- Alternative Materials
X. The Sustainability Consultant- Green Consulting 101

For more information on this program - go to Sustainability Professional Certificate Program

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