Safety organization achieves highest pass rate for IEMA environmental qualifications
THE British Safety Council has achieved the highest pass rate among UK and international providers of the IEMA Associate Certificate in Environmental Management, according to new figures issued by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
The figures show that in the first nine months of this year, 82% of British Safety Council candidates studying for the IEMA Associate Certificate achieved a pass.
John Phillips, director of products and services at the British Safety Council, said: ‘We are delighted to have achieved the highest pass rate for the IEMA Associate Certificate, which provides delegates with the knowledge, understanding and skills to improve their organization’s environmental and sustainability performance.
‘Our expert environmental tutors are hugely experienced, having worked with every size of company, both in the UK and abroad, and are able to provide detailed support both in the classroom and afterwards by email and telephone. This, coupled with our comfortable, well-equipped classrooms, high-quality course notes and online resources for those studying via e-learning, make it as easy as possible for people to learn and be assessed in ways that work for them.’
He added: ‘The Associate Certificate is widely recognized by employers as the must-have qualification for any individual working with environmental responsibility. It is vital for the economy that environment and sustainability professionals are able to drive real business value through sound strategic environmental performance.
‘The Associate Certificate equips learners with a deep understanding of technical issues along with an understanding of how to improve environmental performance across the entire value chain. More people being successful in taking the Associate Certificate will mean the UK economy is more productive, more competitive and more resilient in the long term.’
Commenting on the British Safety Council course, Peter M. Fedorow, quality & environment manager with driveline specialists ZF Services UK Ltd, said: ‘The course helped me to expand and improve my knowledge and understanding of environmental matters to allow me to develop the environmental-management systems at ZF Services UK Ltd to a higher level, all under the banner of continuous improvement.
‘At the same time, we can now engage with our employees on a wider basis to make them more aware of their environmental impact during their day-to-day work; we’re looking to reduce waste, landfill, and energy consumption and costs by altering our behaviours and improving our processes.’