Consultancy and Training

About our certified consultancy services

Are you looking for extra support? We offer a range of additional consultancy services if you need specialised advice, help with carbon legislation compliance, and training.

Specialist Carbon Footprinting

iiE’s Smart Carbon programme supports organisations in their carbon reporting requirements and enables climate action through greater understanding of carbon intensive areas of business. The cost-effective iiE Smart Carbon dashboard is based on the internationally recognised Greenhouse Gas Protocol and uses the latest UK Government conversion factors and International Energy Agency factors for those with assets outside of the UK.

The robust methodology and calculation also support legal compliance for those required to meet the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) requirements. The iiE Smart Carbon dashboard is available to members as part of additional consultancy support that further complements their iiE environmental management system and carbon neutrality goals.

To find out more about supporting your company’s carbon reduction and reporting goals, please email [email protected]

Bespoke Training and Courses

We have a wealth of training experience to support in-house capacity building on sustainability. Members at the Advanced and Enterprise levels will benefit from additional team training by our IEMA-certified training team.

Green Group Training

This half-day course (4-hours) has been developed to provide learners with a foundation of environmental awareness. The aim is to help inspire and encourage staff participation and leadership at all levels to improve organisational environmental performance.

Course Overview

  1. Environmental awareness – our everyday impacts, the need for sustainability, and the call to action
  2. Environmental impacts and solutions
    1. Greenhouse gas reduction – A focus on energy and transport
    2. Water saving—The importance of water on climate, society, and biodiversity
    3. Waste reduction—Materials and waste, introduction to circular economy

Between 6-12 delegates from the Green Group or wider organisation should attend to help stimulate ideas and areas of focus to support staff engagement and improved environmental performance.

Delegates will receive a certificate of completion from iiE.

This course can be extended to a full day or more to include additional in-house workshops on impact assessment, championing sustainability through communication, and action planning.

The course can be delivered in-person or virtually and is bookable for a minimum of 6 delegates, and prices start from £999. To discuss how to make this course fit with your needs, please email us [email protected]

Carbon champion: Carbon footprinting and accounting for organisations

This course provides an introduction to climate change, carbon footprinting (GHG Accounting), carbon management and energy management, carbon reporting and carbon reduction. It presents an overview of different methodologies (e.g. the Greenhouse Gas Protocol) to identify, quantify and account and report GHG emissions and plan actions to reduce these.

The aim is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to identify, quantify and report GHG emissions in their organisations (the carbon footprint) and plan actions to reduce these emissions.

Who should attend?

Anyone wishing to learn about GHG Reporting and SECR compliance requirements, climate risk and carbon management and ways to measure, monitor, report and reduce their contribution to it. Typical attendees include owners and directors, sustainability managers, facilities managers, financial managers and environmental managers.

Benefits include:

  • Excellent CPD to support your iiE Green Champions
  • Legal compliance*
  • Meeting customer expectations
  • Continuous improvement (supports ISO 14001)
  • Managing climate related risks and opportunities
  • Financial savings
  • Moral responsibility

*Companies Act 2006 (Strategic and Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013, Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting (MGHG) requires quoted companies to report their annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their directors’ report.

*Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) 2019 requires UK companies (quoted, large & LLPs) to report on energy use & greenhouse gas emissions in annual Directors’ Report.

The one day course is taught through an engaging and interactive session, with class room based activities and a practical carbon calculation exercise. In addition, videos, slides and handouts are incorporated into the session so that the material is kept relevant and interesting.

Online courses will cover the same content as those delivered face-to-face at our campuses but with a structure that’s been adapted to better suit the remote learning environment. Delivery will include a blend of live presentation and discussion as well as individual and group tasks in order to provide a complete and interactive learning experience for delegates. This course is delivered by our partners, Smart Carbon.

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Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

This course has been developed to provide learners with a foundation of environmental and sustainability knowledge to build upon.

Delivered over 5 days in partnership with Northumbria University, participants of the course can choose from either a block of 5 days together or 1 day per week for 5 weeks.

Course Overview

The wide range of environmental, sustainability and governance principles covered ensures that learners appreciate and understand the breadth of the sustainability agenda, and the focus on specific management tools and skills provides learners with an introduction to practical application that they will need when working within this arena.

On successful completion of the course and assessment candidates will receive 12 months’ Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). IEMA is the membership body for more than 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals worldwide.

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