Defra, the Environment Agency, WRAP, CBI, British Retail Consortium, the manufacturers' organisation EEF, Federation of Small Business and the sector skills council for the hospitality industry People 1st, are just some of the organisations that CIWM are currently working with to fully review and update the content of the Waste Awareness Certificate. Engaging with these key organisations is allowing a breadth of input that will ensure that the training continues to address pertinent issues for waste producers across a range of industries. We know that the Waste Awareness Certificate has really made a difference to hundreds of businesses and thousands of employees since its launch in 2003. Therefore the CIWM is committed to continue to provide awareness training to address key issues and give employees the skills and knowledge to improve practices to benefit the business financially, legally and environmentally.
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We at CIWM are continuing to work closely with Defra and other key organisations to ensure that the Waste Awareness Certificate is brought fully up to date and continues to be essential training for waste producers in a wide range of sectors. Watch this space for further updates on this.
In the meantime, if you wish to be a part of our growing delivery team, then click on the section 'Becoming a Centre/Trainer' from the menu at the left hand side.
CIWM is delighted to announce that Defra have name-checked the Waste Awareness Certificate in their Responsibility Deal between Government and the waste and resources management sector, which was launched at the end of June by Lord Henley at Defra, and the Environmental Services Association (ESA).
The objective of this Deal is to improve further the management of waste as a resource in the economy through an agreed set of commitments - one of which is 'helping businesses do the right thing….by raising awareness of the need to prevent waste and manage what arises more sustainably'.
The Deal states, 'Defra will work with partners….to raise businesses' awareness of their waste responsibilities and provide signage to specific new services or changes. Parties to this deal will encourage waste producers to consider acquiring CIWM's Waste Awareness Certificate.' The complete document can be viewed/downloaded on the Defra website.
The CIWM will be working directly with Defra and the parties/partners mentioned to ensure that this commitment is met and to promote the benefits of the Waste Awareness Certificate to businesses as widely as we can.
In the meantime, the network of centres and trainers offering the CIWM Waste Awareness Certificate continues to strengthen, with an additional 7 trainers gaining provisional approval after a Trainer Day in July. Some of these trainers are expanding trainer resources in existing delivery centres, whilst others are representing new centres to our network. We welcome you aboard!