Level 1 associate training program

Sustainability Certification Training Program (Level 1 - Associate)

Sustainability Certification Program

Sustainability Certification Program

About the course

The 2-day detailed Associate Level sustainability certification program for professionals provides a step-by-step introduction to sustainability, sustainable development, and circular economy. It offers unique knowledge in a practical and straightforward way. The sustainability certification program qualifies professionals as Sustainability Associates who are ready to initiate and shoulder various sustainability initiatives of their respective organisations.

Your benefits

By engaging in a sustainability certification course, you will gain valuable knowledge and insights into the principles and practices of sustainability. This training aims to increase your understanding of the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainability, as well as the interconnectedness between them. With this knowledge, you will be equipped to make informed decisions and take actions that promote sustainability in the workplace.

Participating in sustainability certification training also offers numerous benefits, including:

1. Map SGDs against business priorities
2. Measure SDG progress and communicate to stakeholders
3. Communicate commitment to the SDGs via the company website
4. Use SDGs assessment to inform corporate strategy

Course content / outline

1. Awareness on Sustainability
1.1 Renewable - Solar, wind, Green H2, Biomass
1.2 ISO 14064 – Awareness Training – Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Verification
1.3 Understanding the concept of Decarbonization
1.4 Understanding SDG Goals
1.5 Implementing Sustainability Initiatives
1.6 GHG Estimations- Basics
1.7 Water Balance/Energy Balance for sustainability
1.8 Identification of Sustainability Goals
1.9 Understanding Sustainable Supply Chain from Environmental, Social and Financial Perspective   
1.10. SC Greening methodologies and initiatives
1.11 SC Sustainability Indices and Assessments

2. Decarbonization
2.1 Renewable - Solar, wind, Green H2, Biomass
2.2 Energy Efficiency (Demand-side & Supply-side)
2.3 Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

3. GHG
3.1 GWP of Greenhouse Gases
3.2 Sources of Greenhouse Gas emissions
3.3 Introduction to the principle of GHG accounting (Scope 1,2,3)
3.4 Introduction to Carbon Offsetting techniques

4. Introduction to Carbon Offsetting techniques

5. Water Balance/Energy Balance for sustainability

who should attend?

Working professionals who want to have an in-depth understanding of sustainability initiatives.

Training Duration

2 Days / 16 Hrs.

Exam Details

No. of questions - 70
Total marks - 100
Pass marks - 70
Duration - 90 mins
Platform - Online


Sustainability personnel certification serves as tangible proof of an individual's knowledge, skills, and competency in understanding and promoting sustainability principles and practices. It offers career advantages, professional development opportunities, and the ability to contribute meaningfully to sustainability initiatives.

why choose TÜV SÜD?

TÜV SÜD is globally recognized for its training & certification services and currently caters to a client base of over 20,000 organizations. We provide effective training paths to support the growth of individuals and organizations, whether in one of our public training programmes or in customised in-house solutions.

• Certificates that hold global recognition
• Interactive learning format
• Sample question papers and case studies
• Extensive network for experienced trainers and consultants
• Tailor-made training programmes
• Training experts with both, local and global expertise
• Experiential based trainings
• Paid access to high quality e-learning

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