The GreenPoint initiative aims at creating a new environmental figure for the metal sector, especially SMEs with low-qualified workers, in order to foster a green culture in the sector and provide a qualified staff, able to deal with the environmental performance of the enterprises.

Introduction to GreenPoint


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Pilot training course in the UK

In the UK the GreenPoint course has already been trialled by organisations in the automotive and metals sectors. CAV Aerospace is a manufacturer of components for the aerospace industry and carries out precision engineering activities. Chris Carr the Quality Assurance Representative at CAV Aerospace has placed 3 site operatives on the GreenPoint course and says, ‘Our organisation works to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management and it’s a constant challenge for us to continually improve our environmental systems. The GreenPoint course has given us the opportunity to expand our environmental training programme and communicate to our staff how their choices impact on the company’s environmental performance’.

The GreenPoint course is receiving good feedback from the automotive sector as well. Phoenix Taxis operates a garage in Byth, Northumberland and their staff said of the GreenPoint course: ‘The course was very straightforward to use. It will make the garage more environmentally friendly.’

The GreenPoint Project has been promoted at events throughout the UK, including an event organised by The Institute of Welders at Calsonic Kansei a leading supplier of automotive parts and the Derwentside Engineering Forum. Interest in the course has been high, with Environmental Managers from many organisations attracted by the fully funded, accessible online training. 

Last modified on Thursday, 19 December 2013 17:59

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