Unicorn goes ‘green’ for new Sasol sustainability project

eLearning Development Company of the Year 2011, Unicorn Training, with Future Green Solutions, is partnering international integrated energy and chemicals giants Sasol in developing a new Sustainable Development Awareness Programme to put sustainable development principles at the heart of Sasol’s decision making culture.

The programme, due for launch next spring, comprises 10 eLearning modules covering such issues as climate change, energy and carbon emission reduction, translating sustainability thinking into business practice, enhancing competitive advantage through carbon emission reduction and a number of other key subjects.

Future Green Solutions (FGS), founded by former Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) deputy CEO, Keith Trower, are education and consulting specialists in energy, efficiency, environmental compliance, and how to effect change and engagement within and across an organization.

With their solutions delivered through eLearning, and supported by face-to-face training, Future Green Solutions has tasked Unicorn to create an online programme, which provides an absorbing, interactive way to increase understanding across Sasol New Energy, leading to culture and behaviour changes that will drive and deliver coherent sustainability strategies, and raise awareness and understanding of sustainable development with Sasol’s employees.

Keith explains: “This programme offers Sasol a strategy to create awareness of sustainability and harness and empower its people to effectively engage with sustainability and the ‘greening’ of the organisation across a wide spectrum of issues. These may include taking account of future energy availability and cost, corporate social responsibility commitments, product development, and commercial opportunities in relation to its core businesses.”

Stiaan Wandrag, Manager for Sustainable Development at Sasol, said: “The programme will enable each Sasol employee to understand what sustainable development in practical terms means, and how they can make a difference through their daily activities. The programme will help employees to understand the business case for sustainable development in Sasol”.

Peter Phillips, Unicorn Training chairman, said: “Climate change is one of the biggest items on the global agenda. Education and training will make an increasingly vital contribution to the way global industry approaches strategic and economic challenges relating to the environment. Unicorn is delighted to partner Future Green Solutions and Sasol in this important and exciting eLearning initiative.”

Unicorn Training was named eLearning Development Company of the Year at the 2011 eLearning Awards on Thursday 10 November. The award recognises Unicorn’s 20 years of consistent growth and continuing innovation as well as our exceptional achievements with the launch of our Web2.0 learning management platform, SkillsServe, and the development of new engaging compliance courses for the UK and US markets.

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