Here at Imvelo, we pride ourselves on giving our clients a considered and measured approach to environmental consulting, training, and guidance. Every customer gets a bespoke experience that provides key information, advice, compliance, and whatever else is required to help you reach improved levels of environmental performance.
We understand that the environmental legislation world is a rapidly evolving beast, with new ideas and changes coming into effect all the time. It can be daunting dealing with the fear of becoming non-compliant, and it can be even more daunting knowing where to go to get the right answers. Fear no longer, because Imvelo is here to help.
In this article, we are going to guide you through ten reasons why we feel that the introduction or addition of Environmental Training in your workplace is going to be hugely beneficial.
Reason one – The everchanging landscape
The environmental world, much like the business world, is rapidly evolving, and so it pays to stay on top of the changes. Of course, your business priorities are elsewhere, so it also pays to get professional help and make sure you have a third party keeping on top of your legislation, working guidelines, best practice activities, and gaps in knowledge. Imvelo provides this service to a number of busy companies who do not have the time or resources to manage it in house, or would prefer to procure expert external support.
Reason two – Compliance involves everyone
The fact of the matter is that ignorance is no defence when it comes to compliance. A rising tide lifts all boats, as they say, so it’s important that everyone in your organisation has received their training and knows what compliance issues could affect them. Failure to be compliant can lead to large fines and prosecution, which no business wants to experience.
Reason three – Protection
Environmental training has the dual-effect that it protects your staff whilst also protecting the environment. The ultimate goal is to make sure your staff are going about their work in an environmentally friendly way, which is often the safest way, too. If your company is following best practices, it can claim to support the environment, which is great for your marketing and reputation!
Reason four – Human investment
Every business knows that if they want more engagement, value, and commitment from their workforce, they have to invest in them. Training, which may seem like a small thing, can mean a huge amount to members of staff who place a lot of value in extra education.
Reason five – Improve your best talent
It’s wise to never rest on your laurels. It’s often said that ‘But we’ve always done it this way’ is the most dangerous phrase in business. Training allows you to improve your best staff and make them more knowledgeable, giving you even better human resources.
By investing in your environmental champions and helping them to get important environmental qualifications, you are showing these individuals that you believe in their skills and want them to drive the company forward. As a member of staff, being invested in creates loyalty that few other business activities can rival.
Reason six – Give individuals ownership
Environmental management might be the responsibility of the whole organisation, but it often falls on several individuals to manage and oversee. Training and awareness can help to empower those individuals and give them more ownership and responsibility for their work, making them more engaged and committed.
Reason seven – Design your own solutions
When it comes to environmental training, there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, which is why we adjust everything to meet your needs. During training sessions, staff are given opportunities to explain the problems and work to develop the solutions themselves under the guidance of an expert. The resulting changes are more likely to be followed and developed if staff feels that they’ve come from within.
Reason eight – Cost savings
Investing in better practices leads to important cost savings throughout the business, especially through energy and waste. It also leads to a more competent workforce, which means labour is more efficient too.
Reason nine – Learn from what others have done
Bringing in the expertise of a company like Imvelo will help to enlighten you about what other companies have done to improve their relationship with the environment. During this education process, there are ideas that get suggested that may never have been previously considered.
Reason ten – It looks great
When competitors and customers discover that your company is taking the time and money to invest in the workforce and deliver environmental training, it is great for brand image and reputation. This can go a long way to attracting top talent, new customers, and big deals.
If these ten reasons haven’t given you the answer you were looking for, perhaps a phone call with one of our environmental consultants will. We want you to feel supported and that you can ask us anything, from the beginning of the project, right until the end.
“Tamma’s enthusiasm and passion for sustainability has been a big hit with our staff. She passes on her knowledge in a way that makes it interesting, accessible and above all, useful to everybody who works with her.”
Chris Brewis, Environmental Compliance Manager,
O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions