Transforming national green working practices will be the focus of a pioneering University of the West of Scotland (UWS) initiative.
Funded by the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund, UWS is leading the innovative project, which will deliver support and training to 30 organisations across South Ayrshire. The project will support plans for decarbonisation and improved sustainability, to help meet national net zero goals.
Johnny Mone, Head of Business Innovation at UWS, said: “We are pleased to be delivering this innovative programme, which will offer businesses within the South Ayrshire region the opportunity to take part in sector-leading training, covering climate change and sustainability theory and principles.
“The training will help organisations better measure their carbon footprint and develop mechanisms and data gathering, to help manage performance and recognise areas of improvement, as they work towards net zero.”
The participating organisations will each receive a support package worth a minimum £15,000 and will have access to fully funded consultancy and training. Individuals who participate in training will become ‘carbon champions’ – skilled auditors, able to recognise challenges, opportunities for improvement and influence change within their organisation.