Sustainable development is at the heart of our founding legislation here in Wales and to support Welsh Government achieve their targets on sustainability, the Food Skills Cymru project delivered by Lantra, has recently worked in collaboration with Cynnal Cymru and Eco Studio to develop a Sustainability Training Programme specifically for the food and drink manufacturing industry.
The purpose of the training course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to develop systems and actions appropriate to their situation, that address environmental management and social impact.
Modules 1 to 3 address specific elements of sustainability including decarbonisation, zero waste, support for natural systems, fair and responsible employment, social and staff well-being, and community impact. Whilst modules 4 to 6 enable participants to develop their own bespoke sustainability strategy, integrating the specific elements into a holistic, long-term approach that will be coherent with government policy at a Welsh and UK level, resonant with the sustainability strategies of larger corporates, and appealing to customers.
The course gives participants lots of opportunity for discussion, group work and learning from peers. Learning is applied rather than theoretical, and success is measured by practical outcomes. All participants are required to produce a sustainable development strategy appropriate to their business by the end of the course.
For more information on the training course or funding available, contact Food Skills Cymru