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03 December 2018

MPA offers new environment and sustainability courses

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com

The Minerals Products Association (MPA) is offering specifically designed training courses for mineral sector employees to improve their knowledge and competence around sustainability and the environment.

The UK minerals industry association has partnered with The Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and MP Skills to design the courses, which are designed to give non-environmental specialists the knowledge, understanding and motivation to make a positive difference within their businesses.

MPA executive director Jerry McLaughlin commented: “These courses and the opportunities for further professional development with IEMA complement MPA’s objectives and reflect the increasing necessity for all industry businesses and employees to improve their awareness of sustainability issues. The link with IEMA, the leading professional organisation in the area of environment and sustainability and MP Skills, the industry’s leading training and skills organisation ensure industry-relevant and high-quality training opportunities for industry.”

Emma Bellingham, head of training & development at IEMA added: “This partnership marks a strategic shift to the way in which the sector is responding to the sustainability challenge.  The positive impact that training will have on extractives organisations is fundamental to future-proofing the industry, and IEMA is proud to collaborate with the MPA and MP Skills to deliver the change.”

An IEMA training partner, MP Skills is delivering IEMA courses specifically designed for the mining, mineral products, and quarrying sector and is offering a free one-day pilot course: Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce and a free two-day pilot course: Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers.

Find out more about the courses and free pilot course opportunities by clicking on the links below:

IEMA – Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce suitable for those working in any job role across all sectors.  It provides an increased awareness of environmental risk and sustainability and how environmental risk links to economic risk.  It gives delegates an appreciation of how they can assist the business in improving environmental performance. More details: http://www.mpskills.co.uk/training-courses/courses/iema-environmental-sustainability-skills-for-the-workforce/

IEMA – Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers designed to support managers and supervisors in understanding the strategic and operational implications environmental sustainability has on them, their team and departments. More details: http://www.mpskills.co.uk/training-courses/courses/iema-environmental-sustainability-skills-for-managers/

The two free pilot courses have been arranged for:
• Sustainability Skills for Workforce 18th December – MP House Eastwood, Notts
• Sustainability Skills for Managers 11th December – MP House Eastwood, Notts

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