Sustainability Leadership in the Process Industries

Topic Sustainability

Online | Face-to-face


This course will help senior executives and board members explore and understand their role in embedding sustainability at every level of an organisation.

Senior leaders set the tone for their organisation and its sustainability outcomes are a result of their engagement and focus. On this course, you will explore how the drive towards more sustainable business practices provides a fresh perspective, examine the human and cultural elements of workplaces and identify critical issues using real situations and decisions faced by boards and executive teams. 

Facilitated discussions and interactive sessions will help you to consider your access to information, understanding of key issues and ability to make cogent and timely decisions that respond to the concerns of the public, regulators, staff, contractors and investors.

You will also create a personalised action plan to enhance your contribution to sustainability in your business. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand: 

  • the business implications of sustainability
  • how due diligence applies to sustainability
  • the role of leadership in promoting and maintaining a sustainability-first culture
  • the functional aspects of an organisation that require leadership in order to ensure that sustainability is prioritised 
  • how to develop personal action plans to enhance your contribution to sustainability in your business.

Who will benefit

  • Directors
  • Senior executives
  • Others who have key decision-making responsibilities

The course is delivered at a level to be understood by all business areas – from legal to finance to operations.

Course outline

  • Context of sustainability
  • A director's responsibilities in sustainability
  • Leadership in sustainability
  • Functional elements of an organisation and how they relate to sustainability
  • Personal action planning

Your trainer

Kit Oung is a principal consultant, trainer, and author whose interests includes energy and net zero, occupational health and safety (OH&S) management, and environment, social, and governance (ESG).

He consults extensively with businesses, both commercial and industrial companies across five continents, and when training and coaching, he works through the British Standard Institute (BSI). Notable engagements include designing energy and climate change regulations in the UK; providing mandatory health and safety awareness in Sharjah, UAE; providing waste regulation guidance in Singapore; drafting guidebooks on integrated management systems (ISO), energy efficiency (UNEP), and ISO 50001 (ISO/UNIDO) and promoting good governance in energy, environment, and health safety in India, Zambia, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Nigeria, Uganda, Namibia, USA, Canada, Mexico, and Ethiopia.

With over 25 years' experience, Kit is skilled at understanding technical and managerial challenges, working with different stakeholders, managing multi-disciplinary projects, identifying opportunities for improvements, troubleshooting performance deficits, and reporting and communicating complex and technical subjects in a clear, meaningful and simple-to-understand business case.

He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, a Member of the Energy Institute and a Fellow of the Energy Managers' Association. He has a BEng (Hons) in Chemical Process Engineering and Fuel Technology an MSc in Environmental and Energy Engineering from the University of Sheffield.

Upcoming courses

This course will be launched in 2024. It will be delivered face-to-face in the UK and online.

Register your interest now. 

In-company training

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. This could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation.

Attendance certificate & CPD hours

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend all modules to receive the certificate. 

CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

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