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Orbit launches new environmental sustainability qualification

Orbit has announced the launch of a new environmental sustainability qualification for its colleagues – the first in-house training of its kind in the social housing sector.

The course, Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers, will provide learners with a broad understanding of environmental sustainability principles and the skills needed to implement positive environmental change as individuals, in their teams, and the wider organisation.

Delivered in-house by Orbit’s environmental sustainability team, this internationally-recognised qualification, developed by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), will be tailored for Orbit and the social housing sector and will provide learners with a working knowledge of Orbit’s environmental management system.

David March, Head of Environmental Sustainability at Orbit, commented: “I am extremely proud that we have launched this qualification for our colleagues which demonstrates Orbit’s commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment. We all have a role to play in reducing our carbon footprint, and by giving our colleagues the skills and knowledge to enable them to make more sustainable decisions in their day-to-day roles.

“As a business, we don’t want to just reach net zero carbon. Instead, we want to foster a culture of collaboration and innovation in order to enhance the way in which we work and deliver better places and spaces for communities to thrive that actively enhance our environment.”

To find out more about Orbit’s environmental approach, go to www.orbitgroup.org.uk/our-esg-strategy/environment/