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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 2
Unit No:
F/618/3414
Credits:
2
Guided learning hours:
16 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of evidence

Aim

The aim of this unit is to understand and be able to support sustainability and efficiency in a business.

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Know how to support sustainability and efficiency in an business environment.

Importance of sustainability and efficiency

  • To improve efficiency
  • To improve brand value and reputation
  • To support innovation
  • To attract and retain staff
  • To cut costs
  • To help the environment

Causes of low levels of sustainability and efficiency

  • Customers do not consider sustainability when deciding to buy
  • Managers do not know how to motivate staff to undertake sustainability initiatives
  • Changes to procedures and equipment can be too costly
  • Sustainability does not fit into the business case for new products and services

How to improve sustainability and efficiency

  • Think of new ways of recycling e.g. use upcycled furniture
  • Aim for zero waste to landfill
  • Become a certified B Corp
  • Encourage employees to work from home
  • Use technology

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Outline why sustainability and efficiency are important to an organisation.

  • 1.2

    Identify the main causes of low levels of sustainability and efficiency in a business environment.

  • 1.3

    Describe how to improve sustainability and efficiency in a business environment.


2

Be able to support sustainability in a business environment.

Learners must provide sufficient and valid evidence to achieve this outcome.

Evidence may include a log/diary, witness statements.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Find ways to reduce waste.

  • 2.2

    Recommend new ways of recycling.

  • 2.3

    Follow procedures for the maintenance of equipment.

  • 2.4

    Make best use of technology to work in an efficient way.