What is the significance of Sustainability Education for businesses?
Education is the foundation of corporate sustainability.
Sustainability education is one of the primary drivers of attaining environmental goals, whether it's raising awareness of environmental impact, or providing information on recycling initiatives.
Indeed, from the broadest conceptual framework to the most basic daily activity, corporate sustainability and recycling education exposes, why and how we need to modify our current habits and practices.
In this blog, we will talk about the significance of sustainability education for businesses.
Employees' average level of knowledge about sustainability problems
The level of client’s knowledge differs. Many times, operations and facility workers are tasked with the added responsibility of sustaining on-site sustainability initiatives, despite having no formal education in sustainability or waste-related experience.
This can cause problems when it comes to addressing sustainability and waste-diversion issues. For example, while most employees are aware that they should recycle a water bottle, they may be unaware that the bottle must be clean and empty, or that different forms of plastic are treated differently. Or, they understand that paper is recyclable but not that it must be kept clean and dry, in order to retain its worth.
Sustainability education initiatives aid in engaging staff in recycling issues
In-person sustainability education and training programs are effective, at engaging staff in recycling and sustainability concerns.
Many people are concerned about these issues but lack access to instructional materials, to help them recycle or compost properly. In-person sustainability education allows employees to ask questions, and refuse falsehoods.
What should the content of sustainability education programs be?
A hotel educational program will be different from one for an office building, and we want to provide our clients with the tools and information that will uniquely influence them, their business, and their consumers.
If Netsol Water becomes aware of a specific concern on-site, we will incorporate it into our program to assist in addressing the issue, and providing alternative solutions. It is also critical to tailor the program to the audience, such as adopting a different method for janitorial personnel, who are frequently in charge of waste collection from waste-producing locations, versus employees in a traditional office who need to know where to store their waste.
Sustainability education programs address ways to expedite waste sorting, in order to divert the greatest amount of material from landfills. For example, we work with our clients to design their waste generating and staging areas, so that each person on-site may easily and quickly dispose of recyclable and compostable goods.
We have gathered the resources and expertise needed to assist businesses to reach their sustainability goals, by increasing education and awareness on their premises or among their employees.Keeping employees involved in the program throughout the year, will aid in the maintenance of a structured program.
How does Netsol Water assist?
Wealways make sure to provide best technologies and waste management solutions, like green waste recyclers, organic waste recyclers to everyone. We also want to make sure each sustainability education program, is tailored to their specific industry and business.
We also advise our clients on how to make sensible investments in re-usables, which will help them reduce the amount of waste generated on-site, rather than focusing solely on safe disposal.