BSBSUS501 Workplace Sustainability Policy Statement Questions and Answers

Think carefully about your workplace or a workplace you are familiar with. Do they review workplace sustainability policy implementation? Briefly describe how they go about doing this/could go about doing this. (If you do not work in an organisation, briefly describe how you could go about doing this).

Policy Statement

A policy statement is often used for marketing the company’s sustainability initiatives. It includes company background information and a declaration of commitment to the selected aspects of sustainability. The policy statement may also include a list of key principles and goals.

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Policies come in various forms. Examples of manufacturing company policy texts include Thales’s Health Safety and Environment Policy. Thales is a manufacturer of metal components for the Australian Defence Force.

Following is an extract of Australian Arrow’s Environmental Policy. This company is a designer and manufacturer of electrical distribution systems and electronic products supplying the Australian car industry.

Australian Arrow Environmental Policy

‘Environmental Management is an essential part of our business processes and we are committed to:

  • Maintaining our ISO 14001:2004 certification and ensuring compliance to all relevant environmental legislation and business
  • Minimize waste and pollution in all our
  • Continually improving our Environmental Management System and environmental targets, through regular
  • Develop a corporate culture and awareness through continual training and communication that will lead to sustainable business
  • Provide environmental leadership for our local industry, community and ’

Anticipate the use of the policy statement

Before you write your own policy, think about how objectives and actions need to be drawn out and interpreted into actual on-the-ground and measurable activities. Bearing this in mind will help you develop a useful and workable policy.

Typically, strategies for implementation are more detailed than the policy statement. Review the examples below to get a brief understanding.

Example of an extract from a policy statement:

‘We are committed to reducing our car use to reduce our contributions to greenhouse gases.’

Example of a corresponding extract from an implementation plan:

‘We are committed to reducing our car use to reduce our contributions to greenhouse gases. Actions to achieve this are:

  1. car pool
  2. use public transport
  3. have bicycles available for staff use
  4. use video conferencing
  5. purchase alternative fuel cars for our ‘

Details of who will take responsibility for the actions, how they will be achieved and by when will also be found in the implementation strategy.

Adapted from the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, ‘Standards for Sustainability: Manufacturing Knowledge and Skills for Sustainability Resource Manual’. Used with permission.

Sample Policy

 

 

 

Thales Health Safety and Environment Policy

 

It is our policy to ensure a safe and sustainable working environment and practices. This applies to employees, contractors, customers, visitors and all others who may be affected by our company’s activities, which include the design, manufacture and supply of specialised products and services to defence and civil customers nationally as well as internationally.

 

Our mission is to build superior HSE skills, systems and relationships which will engage all employees, along with the community and other stakeholders, to maintain a proactive HSE culture within Thales. This is reinforced by using HSE results as an important criterion in assessing both individual and company performance.

 

Thales is committed to:

•  Conduct our business in a safe, responsible and sustainable manner

•  Comply with all applicable legal and other requirements

•  Prevent pollution, minimise waste and the use of energy and water

•  Prevent major accidents at our Major Hazard Facilities

•  Prevent work related illness and injury

•    Identify and assess potential hazards which may present a risk to our personnel or the environment and will be controlled by the hierarchy of controls including process design

•  Consult with our employees and key stakeholders on the issues in the workplace which affect their health, safety and the environment

•  Provide relevant induction, information, instruction, training and supervision

 

 

Thales will achieve the HSE commitments made with a strong operational line management accountability starting from the Executive Leadership Team. At no time can HSE accountability be transferred even though Thales employs a network of HSE professionals who provide guidance. The clarity of this understanding is fundamental to HSE success.

 

Thales will also apply a continuous improvement philosophy including:

 

•  Setting HSE objectives, plans and targets;

•  Measuring and monitoring our performance;

•  Reviewing our management systems, programs and controls

 

 

Senior management are responsible for and will be held accountable to lead by example; monitor and review the HSE management system, performance, and action plans; provide the necessary resources; and uphold HSE accountability.

 

Managers and supervisors are responsible for and will be held accountable for meeting the HSE objectives and targets set; the implementation and effectiveness of the HSE management systems and HSE plans within their areas of control; and for reporting all HSE incidents and any instances of noncompliance so that the necessary corrective and preventative actions can be developed and implemented.

 

Employees are responsible for and will be held accountable to participate in HSE programs and comply with HSE legislation and Thales requirements to protect their own safety and that of other employees, contractors, visitors, and minimise their impact on the environment.

 

 

 

Chris Jenkins

CEO

Thales Australia Limited Date: 20 April 2010

 

Recommended Additional Resources

Printed Resources

Dallas, N. 2008, Climate Change Basics, McGraw-Hill, Australia.

Online Resources

BNET Business Dictionary–Triple Bottom Line

Australian Government–Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts <http://www.environment.gov.au/index.html>

Brisbane City Council–Plans and projects

<http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_5612>

PrintNet–Sustainable Green Print

<http://www.printnet.com.au/pages/our_industry/environment_sub_pag es/sgp_lead_page.html>

Queensland Government–ecoBiz Queensland

<http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/environmental_management/sustainability

/ecobiz_queensland/index.html>

 

The Story of Stuff <http://www.thestoryofstuff.com>

 

Environment Essentials

<http://www.enviroessentials.com.au/eeweb/Pages/home.php>

 

Australian Government–Department of Climate Change–Your business

and climate change <http://www.climatechange.gov.au/en/businessclimate- change.aspx>

 

Green pages <http://www.thegreenpages.com.au>

 

Queensland Government–Department of Mines and Energy–EnergyWise tips <http://www.dme.qld.gov.au/Energy/energywise_tips.cfm>

 

Baseline assessment–Summary of performance indicators

<http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/register/p01295am.xls>

 

ACF–Sustainable Cities

<http://www.acfonline.org.au/articles/news.asp?news_id=2544>

 

PWC–Sustainability and climate change tax

<http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/tax/publications/sustainability.jhtml>

Sustainable Venture Partners <http://www.sustainableventures.com.au/>

Environmental Management Systems ISO–ISO 1400 essentials

<http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/management_standards/iso_900 0_iso_14000/iso_14000_essentials.htm>

 

Environment essentials

<http://www.enviroessentials.com.au/eeweb/Pages/home.php>

Waste-wise

Queensland Government–WasteWise publications

<http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/environmental_management/waste/waste

_management/wastewise_publications/index.html>

Australian Water Association <http://www.awa.asn.au>

 

Queensland Government–Waterwise

<http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/waterwise/>

It is Easy Being Green <http://www.itiseasytobegreen.com/>

Student Assessment Information 

The process you will be following is known as competency-based assessment. This means that evidence of your current skills and knowledge will be measured against national and international standards of best practice, not against the learning you have undertaken either recently or in the past. (How well can you do the job?)

Some of the assessment will be concerned with how you apply the skills and knowledge in your workplace, and some in the training room.

The assessment tasks utilized in this training have been designed to enable you to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge and produce the critical evidence required so you can successfully demonstrate competency at the required standard.

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The assessment process is designed to answer the question “has the participant satisfactorily demonstrated competence yet?” If the answer is “Not yet”, then we work with you to see how we can get there.

In the case that one or more of your assessments has been marked ‘NYC’, your Trainer will provide you with the necessary feedback and guidance, in order for you to resubmit/redo your assessment task(s).

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The following critical aspects must be assessed as part of this unit:

  1. Interact with customers, collect the necessary information and match customers’ needs to company products or service
  2. Sell products and services including matching customers’ requirements to company products and services and finalise and record the sale.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Class will involve a range of lecture based training, activities, written task, case study and questioning.

STUDENT FEEDBACK

We welcome your feedback as one way to keep improving this unit. Later this semester, you will be encouraged to give unit feedback through completing the Quality of Teaching and Learning Survey

LEARNING RESOURCES

Other Learning Resources available to students include:

  • Candidate Resource & Assessment: BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Presentation handout
  • PPT Presentation

TEXTBOOKS

You do not have to purchase the following textbooks but you may like to refer to them:

Unit Code(s) Unit Title Reference Book/ Trainer & Learner Resource
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability ·         7BCole, Kris. 2010 Management Theory and Practice

 

·         Judith         Dwyer,2006         The                     Business Communication Handbook 7th edition

·         Joan V Gallos, Business Leadership 2nd edition

·         John Newstrom & Edward Scannell, the big book of team building games

·         Managing Effectively (James Saville, Howard Reid)

·         Human     Resource     Management;    3rdEd, Raymond J Stone

·         Trainer and Learner Resources

Additional Reference Texts ·         Cole, Kris. 2010 Management Theory and Practice, 4th Edition. Pearson

·         Dwyer, Judith, 2009 the Business Communication Handbook 8th Edition. Pearson

·         Hubbard, Rice & Beamish. Strategic Management 2008 3rd Edition. Pearson

·         John Viljoen and Susan Dann, Strategic Management

·         Monger, Brian Marketing in Black and White 2007 Pearson

·         Judith Dwyer,The Business Communication Handbook 7th edition. 2006 Pearson

·         Joan V Gallos, Business Leadership 2nd edition. 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Inc

·         John Newstrom & Edward Scannell, The big book of team building games. McGraw-Hill

·         Michael Dulworth, The Connect Effect. 2008 BK Publishers, Inc.

ASSESSMENT DETAILS

Assessment Summary

The assessment for this unit consists of the following items.

Knowledge Assessment
Task 1: Sustainability Case Study
Task 2: Sustainability Policy

Formative Activities

In addition to the three assessment tasks, students will be required to complete activities as outlined by their trainer/assessor – these will be taken from class resources, Enhance Your Future Learner Guides.

Referencing Style

Students should use the referencing style outlined by the Trainer when preparing assignments. More information can be sought from your Course Trainer.

Guidelines for Submission

  1. An Assignment Cover Sheet (or cover page) must accompany all assignments at front to confirm it is your own assessment/
  1. All assignments must be within the specified timeframe (please refer to Due Date).

Assignment Marking

Students should allow 14 days’ turnaround for written assignments.

Plagiarism Monitoring

Students should use the referencing style outlined by when preparing assignments. More information can be sought from your Trainer.

Marking Guide

 

C Competent: for students who have achieved all of the learning outcomes specified for that unit/module to the specified standard.
NYC Not Yet Competent: for students who are required to re-enrol in a unit/ module in their endeavour to achieve competence

 

S Satisfactory: has achieved all the work requirements
NS Not Satisfactory: has not achieved all the work requirements

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Refer to observation checklist below and/or consult your trainer/assessor for marking criteria for this unit.

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It is the responsibility of every student to be aware of all relevant legislation, policies and procedures relating to their rights and responsibilities as a student. These include:

  • The Student Code of Conduct
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  • Copyright principles and responsibilities
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  • Students’ responsibility to attend, update personal details and enrolment
  • Course Progress Policy and Attendance
  • Deadlines, appeals, and grievance resolution
  • Student feedback
  • Other policies and
  • Electronic communication with students

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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If you have a query relating to administrative matters such as obtaining assessment results, please contact your Course co-ordinator.

Deferrals/Suspensions/Cancellations

Danford College will only allow deferrals/student requested suspensions under exceptional compassionate circumstances. Once a student has commenced studies, students are not allowed to take leave unless there are compelling and compassionate reasons. Please refer to the College’s Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation Policy available in the Student Handbook and at Student Administration. This policy has been explained to you at Orientation.

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You are expected to attend all classes and complete your units of study satisfactorily, within your term. Your Course Trainer will make a report to the Course co-ordinator if there are any concerns about your progress. The Course Progress Policy is available to you in the Student Handbook and at Student Administration or on college website www.danford.edu.au.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the sustainability field of work and include access to:

  • relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes
  • relevant workplace documentation and resources
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with

Assessors must satisfy SRTO2015/AQF assessor requirements.

Lesson/Session Plan

For face-to-face classroom based delivery as per timetable.

Delivery Day Delivery Topics Activities to be undertaken
1 Introduction to BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability and Assessment Overview (Page 4)

Workplace Sustainability Policies and Procedures (Page 8)

Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

PowerPoint Presentation – Slides 1 – 7

2 Gathering information from a range of sources to plan and develop policy (Page 15) Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks
3 Identifying best practice models and initiatives (Page15)

Internal audit (Page 16)

Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

PowerPoint Presentation – Slide 8 Commence Written Questions

4 Develop workplace sustainability policy (Page 20) Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks
5 Identify and consult stakeholders as a key component of the policy development process (Page 27) Including appropriate strategies in policy at all stages of work for minimising resource use, reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use, and employing life cycle

management approaches (Page 29)

Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

PowerPoint Presentation – Slides 9 – 21

6 Life cycle management (Page 35) Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

Commence Task 1 – Case Study

7 Developing policy that reflects the organisation’s commitment to sustainability as an integral part of business planning and as a business opportunity (Page 38) Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

PowerPoint Presentation – Slides 22 – 25

 

Delivery Day Delivery Topics Activities to be undertaken
8 Agreeing to appropriate methods of implementation (Page 42) Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

Activity 1 (Page 44)

9 Communicating workplace sustainability policy (Page 46) Promoting workplace sustainability policy, including its expected outcome to key stakeholders (Page 46) Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

Commence Task 2 – Sustainability Policy

Activity 2 (Page 50)

PowerPoint Presentation – Slide 26

10 Implementing workplace sustainability policy (Page 52)

Developing and communicating procedures to help implement workplace sustainability policy (Page 52)

Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

PowerPoint Presentation – Slide 27

11 Implementing strategies for continuous improvement in resource efficiency (Page 54)

Establishing and assigning responsibility to use recording systems for tracking continuous improvements in sustainability approaches (Page 55)

Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

Activity 3(Page 60)

PowerPoint Presentation – Slides 28- 29

12 Reviewing workplace sustainability policy implementation (Page 61) Documenting outcomes and providing feedback to key personnel and stakeholders (Page 61) Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

PowerPoint Presentation – Slide 30

13 Investigating successes or otherwise of policy (Page 64) Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

PowerPoint Presentation – Slide 31

14 Monitoring records to identify trends that may require remedial action and using to promote continuous improvement of performance (Page 68)

Modifying policy and or procedures as required to ensure improvements are

made (Page 68)

Work through corresponding sections of Learner Materials and Assessment Tasks

Activity 4 (Page 73)

PowerPoint Presentation – Slides 32 – 34

15 ASSESSMENT Complete Task 1 – Case Study

Complete Task 2 – Sustainability Policy

Knowledge Assessment (Written Tasks)

  1. Create a list of six strategies for an organisation of your choice, which aim to minimise resource use, reduce the use of toxic material and hazardous chemical use, and employ life cycle management approaches. Next to each strategy, indicate whether it represents a positive or negative screening 
  1. There are constant changes in every workplace. These changes can be met with varying responses. Consider how you would react in the following situation:

Your manager assumes you know how to perform a new task without providing you with an explanation, and then tells you that you have not delivered what is required.

What would be your response? 

 

  1. Create a basic spreadsheet to track continuous improvement in an environmental sustainability policy. Alternatively, download the ‘Energy Smart Tracker’ software from http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au and familiarise yourself with it by entering some sample data.

Describe how to use the spreadsheet. 

  1. Who would you involve in your internal audit team?

Why would you involve those people? What expertise would they bring to an audit team?

If you were auditing an area and noticed a leaking drum of chemicals, what type of questions would you ask the staff responsible for that area?

What written evidence would you ask for in relation to the leaking drum?

List three measures you could take to address performance variances in your environmental sustainability 

For each measure, indicate when this type of approach might be appropriate.

Where can you gather information from to plan and develop your policy? 

  1. What continuous improvement strategies can you use to ensure your policy remains a living document?

 Why should you review your policy on a regular basis? 

 When would you need to modify a policy? 

 How should you develop workplace sustainability policy? List the steps 

 What should you do when trying to communicate the workplace sustainability policy to others? 

 What steps should you take to implement a workplace sustainability policy? 

  1. What is the process involved when reviewing a workplace sustainability policy implementation

  1. What is the purpose of the Victorian Environment Protection Act 1970?

 Task 1 – Sustainability Case Study

This assessment task is due on the date specified by your assessor. Any variations to this arrangement must be approved in writing by your assessor.

Submit this document with any required evidence attached. See specifications below for details.

Performance objective

For this assessment learners are required to review existing policy documents and compare them to regulatory documents and current organisational usage. A report is required that outlines revised policy documents and describes the implementation process.

Assessment description

You are required to examine and review the MacVille policy and procedure documents (in the additional resources of your Student Workbook) to determine the shortfalls between required sustainable practices and documented approaches to the same. In doing this you will need to review current usage of resources to gain an understanding of potential for recommending change to organisational practices. After evaluation of this information, you will need to outline revised policy documents for MacVille together with a description of the approaches that can be taken to implementation of the revised policy documents.

 

Procedure

Review the case study information provided (attached), policy and procedure documents (in the additional resources of your Student Workbook) and legislative and regulatory documents that describe compliance requirements for the business sector. After you have done this, you are required to:

 

  1. identify and describe required sustainability initiatives for MacVille
  2. research and describe best practice models relevant to the business sector, especially as it relates to this case study
  3. identify and describe shortfalls in the existing policy and procedure documents, by comparing research and information supplied
  4. Clearly identify and summarise the scope of changes and new documents required that will need to be made to the MacVille policy and procedure set to ensure compliance with requirements of future sustainability
  5. Identify and describe who could be consulted with to review and develop the revision and creation of policy documents. (This information should be included under the heading ‘Personnel Requirements.’ below).
  6. Write an interim report, by providing two to three paragraphs of explanatory notes under each of the following headings:
    • MacVille sustainability initiatives
    • Best practice models

 

  • Shortfalls in existing policy
  • New policy requiring development
  • Personnel requirements for policy
  1. Develop a revised set of policy documents including:
    • completed changes to existing policy documents
    • outlines for recommended new policy
  2. Review the current resources usage for the organisation (as per the case study information attached)
  3. Develop an implementation plan for the new and revised policy documents that includes:
    • a description of the sustainability initiatives being implemented
    • detail of how the new sustainability initiatives have been embedded in the new or revised policy documents
    • an evaluation of the likely effectiveness of the initiatives
    • implementation timelines and milestones
    • sustainability or environmental targets and/or key performance indicators, compared to current resource usage
    • organisational costs for implementing the required changes
    • an outline of the monitoring approaches to gather reporting information throughout the implementation stage
    • a description of individual and team responsibilities throughout the implementation stage
    • a description of how continuous improvement for the process will be

Specifications

You must provide:

 

  • an interim report
  • revised and new policy and procedure documents
  • an implementation

 

Adjustment for distance-based learners:

 

  • no variation of the task is required
  • a follow up interview may be required (at the discretion of the assessor)
  • documentation can be submitted electronically or posted in the mail. Your assessor will be looking for:
  • evidence that you have reviewed all legislative, regulatory and organisational documents

 

and identified shortfalls in current practice or current organisational documentation

  • evidence that you have reviewed current organisational usage and accurately reflected the case study information to develop an implementation plan that complements organisational requirements.

 

Case study

Seamus MacVille, the Business Manager of MacVille Enterprises has reviewed some of MacVille’s operations and has observed that resource use in the head office is not aligned with sustainable work practices being promoted by the Sustainability Team. He realises that this is at least partly due to existing MacVille policy and procedure documents not reflecting current business sector requirements. Some of the initiatives Seamus wants to see implemented include:

 

  • re-programming of all air-conditioning services in the head office to be only active in normal business hours:
    • currently air-conditioners are manually switched on and off
    • It is the responsibility of the last staff member leaving each day to turn them all off – this is rarely done, and most commonly all air-conditioners are left running 24 hours per day.
  • lights being switched off at night
  • better sorting of recyclable paper from general rubbish
  • encouraging staff use of dual-flush capability of

MacVille press release (#2010-37)

New environment approach for MacVille

January 18, 2010

 

Mary Belucci – Business Manager

 

The Steering Committee at MacVille Enterprises have today released information about a new direction the company is taking. MacVille is instituting a new work team within their head office with the objective of assisting MacVille to become a leading practitioner in triple bottom line sustainable practices within the coffee industry.

The team will be tasked to review work practices within all of MacVille’s activities, especially the coffee buying, roasting and coffee shops. They will be required to develop best practice models to increase sustainability practices across the organisation. This will involve training and educating all staff through use of internal professional development opportunities, newsletters and other similar approaches.

The work team is also required to develop materials to inform and educate clients and the general community about MacVille’s sustainable activities and encourage participation in activities and practices that lead to better environmental outcomes.

MacVille will be recruiting internal and external (yet to be advertised) staff to fill places in the new work team, and will require individuals capable of working within a team to investigate and solve problems. Vital to this team will be the inclusion of a highly skilled individual capable of reviewing highly technical documents and consequently developing plain language internal memos and external publicity materials.

{end of press release}

 

Task 2 – Sustainability Policy

 

Your task is to write a sustainability policy for your business, a business you are familiar with or a simulated business. This policy must be formatted and professional and can be based on any sustainability area you would like to see implemented. To complete the task,

  • Define scope of sustainability policy
  • Gather information from a range of sources to plan and develop policy
  • Identify and consult stakeholders as a key component of the policy development process
  • Include appropriate strategies in policy at all stages of work for minimising resource use, reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use, and employing life cycle management approaches
  • Make recommendations for policy options based on likely effectiveness, timeframes and cost
  • Develop policy that reflects the organisation’s commitment to sustainability as an integral part of business planning and as a business opportunity
  • Agree to appropriate methods of implementation

 

 

You will then need to identify how you will:

 

Communicate the policy to stakeholders including:

  • How will you promote the workplace sustainability policy, including its expected outcome to key stakeholders?
  • How will you inform those involved in implementing the policy as to outcomes expected, activities to be undertaken and responsibilities assigned?

Implement the policy including:

  • Developing and communicating procedures to help implement the workplace sustainability policy to staff and clients
  • What strategies will you use for continuous improvement in resource efficiency
  • Establish and assign responsibility to use recording systems for tracking continuous improvements in sustainability approaches

Review the policy implementation including:

  • Documenting outcomes and providing feedback to key personnel and stakeholders
  • Investigating successes or otherwise of policy
  • How you will monitor records to identify trends that may require remedial action and use to promote continuous improvement of performance
  • How you will modify policy and or procedures as required to ensure improvements are made Submit a report for assessment covering the requirements as outlined

 

 

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Unit Code and Title: BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

 

 

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ASSESSMENT COVER SHEET

 

Unit

 

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

 

Course

 

BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management

 

Student Name:

 

Student ID:

 

Group:

 

Date

 

Title of Assignment:

 

Task 1

 

Assessor Name:

This cover sheet must be attached to your assignment.
 

 

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1.  I am aware that penalties exist for plagiarism and unauthorized collusion with other students.

2.  I am aware of the requirements set by my educator with regards to the presentation of documents and assignments.

3.  I have retained a copy of my assignment.

 

 

 

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TASK 1 CHECKLIST

 

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Assessor’s name:
Observation Criteria S NS
Described sustainability initiatives including at least:

·          re-programming a/c services

·          implementing a ‘lights-off’ policy

·          implementing a ‘separation of waste paper campaign’

·          implement ‘efficient water use’ campaign.

Correctly identified legislative and regulatory documents with compliance requirements relevant to this case study in the agreed

location

Correctly identified best practice models relevant to the case study

in the agreed location

Identified shortfalls in MacVille policy and procedure documents including:

·          revision to Safety Policy, especially in regard to incidents and near- miss reporting – these should be examined from a triple-bottom line approach

·          Professional Development Policy needs to overtly refer to the staff being developed in sustainable work practices.

Described shortfalls in MacVille policy and procedure documents, which must include the requirement for an environmental policy to be developed

·          ideally will also include the requirement for a quality policy as well

·          some learners may recommend the addition of a purchasing policy, with embedded environmental considerations included in decision making prior to purchase.

Identified and summarise the scope of changes required to be

made to existing MacVille policy and procedure documents

Described and summarised new policy documents required to be

written to ensure MacVille’s set of documents are compliant

Described who could be consulted to review and develop the policy

documents

Described the sustainability initiatives to be implemented
Described how the new sustainability initiatives have been

 

embedded in the new or revised policy documents
Described the likely effectiveness of the revisions, including:

·  impact of staff reticence to implement

· impact of lack of support from managers and supervisors.

Provided a clear timelines in the format required
Described clear milestones linked to the timeline
Identified sustainability or environmental targets and/or key

performance indicators

Compared current resource usage to identified targets, etc. from

above

Outlined anticipated organisational costs for implementing the

required changes

Outlined monitoring approaches to gather reporting information

throughout the implementation stage

Described individual responsibilities throughout the

implementation stage

Described team responsibilities throughout the implementation

stage

Described how continuous improvement for the process will be managed, including clear stages of:

·          planning

·          implementing (do)

·          checking implementation

·          modification of process to improve implementation (act).

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Unit

 

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

 

Course

 

BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management

 

Student Name:

 

Student ID:

 

Group:

 

Date

 

Title of Assignment:

 

Task 2

 

Assessor Name:

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Declaration:

1.  I am aware that penalties exist for plagiarism and unauthorized collusion with other students.

2.  I am aware of the requirements set by my educator with regards to the presentation of documents and assignments.

3.  I have retained a copy of my assignment.

 

 

 

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TASK  2 CHECKLIST

 

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Assessor’s name:
Observation Criteria S NS
Defined scope of sustainability policy
Gathered information from a range of sources to plan and develop policy
Identified and consulted stakeholders as a key component of the policy

development process

Included appropriate strategies in policy at all stages of work for minimising resource use, reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use and employing

life cycle management approaches

Made recommendations for policy options based on likely effectiveness,

timeframes and cost

Developed policy that reflects the organisation’s commitment to sustainability as an

integral part of business planning and as a business opportunity

Agreed to appropriate methods of implementation, outcomes and performance

indicators

Promoted workplace sustainability policy, including its expected outcome, to key

stakeholders

Informed those involved in implementing the policy about expected outcomes,

activities to be undertaken and assigned responsibilities

Developed and communicated procedures to help implement workplace

sustainability policy

Implemented strategies for continuous improvement in resource efficiency
Established and assign responsibility for recording systems to track continuous

improvements in sustainability approaches

Documented outcomes and provide feedback to key personnel and stakeholders
Investigated successes or otherwise of policy
Monitored records to identify trends that may require remedial action and use to

promote continuous improvement of performance

Modified policy and or procedures as required to ensure improvements are made
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