1st January 2015
To further embed our sustainability values throughout the business, all staff have been undergoing sustainability training, which has been delivered in a suitably eco-efficient way; through the introduction of a new eLearning module that is completed online at a time to suit each individual employee.
Delivered in ‘bite-size chunks’, by the end of the module all learners are able to discuss the key concepts of sustainability and its importance to the planet, people and businesses in general. They’ll also be able to engage further with our sustainability vision, understanding how the company is working to improve its impacts on the environment and society, as well as identifying ways in which they can get involved with our sustainability agenda.
“The eLearning module is an engaging, interactive way to involve all staff with the important issue of sustainability regardless of their role. We also provide more detailed, job specific training for our sales and site teams. This includes delivery of the CITB’s (SEATS) to all of our site managers, area construction managers and construction directors.” Nicola Owen, Redrow’s sustainability manager
We are also in the process of ‘threading’ sustainability through all of the training courses we run; even those which, on the face of it, might seem unrelated.
“We ensure that all the training we do, whether it’s time management, leadership skills or customer service, relates back in some way to Redrow’s Aspirations 2018 agenda. Sometimes the sustainability element within a specific training course is quite detailed according to an individual’s role and skills required, but at other times it is more subtle and only represents a small part of the course content. The important thing is that sustainability is embedded at the heart of everything we do.” Jon Chadwick, Redrow’s group learning and development manager
Separately, members of Redrow’s ‘Green Teams’ – eco champions at different locations across Redrow’s business - have undertaken IEMA/City & Guilds (level 2) training in environmental sustainability. This course covers the importance of resource efficiency, pollution prevention guidance, the impact of transport and understanding how employees can support environmental aims. It will be rolled out again to newer Green Team members each year.