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New sustainability training modules from our service provider, FIRA International

Our service provider, FIRA International, have expanded their training curriculum to include new sustainability modules.

The training is hosted by John Hubbard, FIRA International's Technical Specialist, and author of some of our recent guides on sustainability.

FIRA members have preferential delegate rates of just £65+VAT for each session, plus a 25% discount if three sessions are booked.

The new modules include:

  • Module 1: Material Transparency and Resource Efficiency

With a course agenda including regulations and voluntary schemes; materials and issues, such as land use, tropical wood and demonstrating chain of custody compliance; resource efficiency - monetary and environmental costs savings

  • Module 2: The Circular Economy

Which defines the Circular Economy with a focus on the furniture industry; assessing the environmental impacts of products; recycling, re-use and disposal options for end of life products; EU and UK legislative proposals and their likely impact on the furniture industry

  • Module 3: Packaging and Packaging Waste

This module considers the need for packaging; packaging legislation and demonstrating compliance; comparing packaging materials and alternative packaging materials

  • Module 4: Sustainability Schemes and Certification

Agenda includes how to navigate product certifications and organisation certifications; ISO 14001 Environmental Management; overview of ecolabels, product environmental footprints and Green Public Procurement

For further details see the FIRA International website.