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IEMA International Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice

This course is aimed at environmental practitioners and others who are pursuing a career in environmental management or who have responsibility for implementing a sustainability agenda. It builds on the material covered in the IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management course and is particularly beneficial to the business environment where sustainability is becoming a key issue. Successful completion will significantly increase career prospects. It helps prepare delegates for full membership of IEMA eventually leading to Chartered status (CEnv).

  • Course content
  • Module 1 - Managing Environmental Media and Issues

    • Business interaction with natural cycles
    • Managing releases into environmental media: air, land and water
    • Best available techniques for preventing/minimising environmental harm
    • Risk assessment methodologies
    • Environmental monitoring techniques
    • Noise measurement and control
    • Environmental radiation
    • Contaminated land
    • Energy management

    Module 2 - Sustainability for Business

    • The meaning of sustainable development
    • Holistic approaches to sustainable development
    • Life Cycle Assessment
    • Designing for the environment
    • Sustainable procurement and consumption
    • Sustainable communities/transport
    • Resource efficiency management
    • Integrated management systems
    • Climate change mitigation and adaptation

    Module 3 - Strategic Environmental Management

    • Sustainable development in the business context
    • The business case for sustainable development
    • Role of environmental management within the risk management framework
    • Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
    • Strategic risks
    • Managing performance and reporting
    • Managing change
    • Influencing skills
    • Communication and stakeholder engagement
  • Pre-requisites
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course, although a thorough knowledge of the content included in the syllabus of the IEMA environmental Certificate would be beneficial.

  • Assessment
  • Work based assignments.

    The course is assessed by work based assignments that can be of great benefit to the businesses sustainability and environmental performance.
  • More details
  • Career progression:

    Prepares candidates to become full members of IEMA (MIEMA) and an option to progress to Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).

    (contact the membership body for the full details on membership requirements)