Sustainability Leadership in the Process Industries

Topic Sustainability

Online | Face-to-face | In-company


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.

Previous delegates said

“[The course provided] key academic research to help us understand and unblock the internal blockers we have.”
E Harniman, Bechtel, UK

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

Upcoming courses


  • 18 July 2024, 14:00–17:00 BST


  • 14 November 2024, London, UK

Not available then? Register your interest in alternative dates.


  • IChemE member – £760 + VAT
  • Non-member – £950 + VAT 

How to register

Select your preferred course from the list of upcoming start dates and go to the 'Book course' button at the bottom of the page.

More than one person to train?

Multi-place discounts

Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place. Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

  • 2 places – 10% discount
  • 3 places –15% discount
  • 4 or more places – 20% discount

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.

Associated courses

Centred around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, our new suite of sustainable process engineering courses will further your knowledge and understanding of how chemical and process engineers can have an impact on sustainability, and will help you to start applying more sustainable practices in your work.

From responsible measurement and reporting, to opportunities to capture value through resource management and how leaders can embed a sustainability-first approach in an organisation, these introductory, intermediate and leadership courses have grown out of our market research around what training employers want. 

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