The Green Worker, or Green Point, promotes pro-ecological operations in the workplace and supports the compliance with legal provision within the scope of ecological environment in the enterprise”.

The GreenPoint Qualification Standard is a document reflecting the characteristics, competences, knowledge and training needs associated to the new environmental manager figure targeted by the GreenPoint project.  After the publication of the report on GreenPoint needs assessment, it is one of the major outputs of the GreenPoint project, and will be the base for the training course development.

The Green Worker will have a level 3 in the European Qualification Framework, which means that he will be able to bear responsibility for the performance of tasks and will adapt his behavior to the circumstances in problem solving. During the training, he will acquire and update knowledge concerning environmental protection and how to plan and conduct inspections of facilities, devices and systems dedicated to store waste in the enterprise. He will be able to prevent or reduce the production of waste and will be responsible for pro-ecological operations.

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You can already download the Qualification standard in English, Spanish and a simplified version in German and French. Other language version coming soon!  




− set of tasks (set of operations) selected as a result of social labour division performed constantly or with small changes by particular persons and requiring relevant qualifications or competences (knowledge, skills and social competences), acquired as a result of education or practice. Occupation performance constitutes the source of income.


− it results from labour division within an occupation. It includes a part of operations with similar character (related to performed function or subject of labour), requiring deepened or additional knowledge and skills acquired because of additional training or practice.

Professional task

− logical section or stage of work within an occupation, with clearly defined beginning and end, selected due to type or kind of performing occupational operations connected with one aim, ending with a product, service or decision.

Professional competences

− everything that a worker knows, understands and is able to perform, relevantly to a situation in a workplace. They are described with three sets: of knowledge, skills and social competences.

Key competences

− connection of knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to a situation. Key competences are competences required by all persons for self-fulfilment, personal development, being an active citizen, social integration and employment.

Professional qualifications

− set of learning outcomes (resources of knowledge, skills and social competences), acquisition of which has been formally approved by entitled institution.

European Qualifications Framework

− set of reference adopted in the European Union, enabling to compare qualifications acquired in various states. Eight levels of qualification defined by learning outcomes requirements have been distinguished in the European Qualifications Framework.

National Qualifications System

− all state operations related to confirmation of learning outcomes for the needs of labour market, civil society and individual development of learning persons.


− resource of facts, principles, theories and experiences related to each other and acquired by a learning person.


− ability of applying knowledge and practised efficiencies to perform tasks and solve problems.

Social competences

− skills, talents and features necessary for autonomous, collective and responsible participation in social and professional life.





This report includes:

 ·         A bibliographic reviewwith information about environmental management, EU and national legislations, policy recommendations, national differences in working practices, problems affecting the SMEs, etc.

·         A survey analysis: following the survey made by GreenPoint partners in 5 european countries and involving around 200 participants on their training needs perception in the metal sector.

·         The topics that will be later taken into considerationin order to write the Qualification Standard, as result of the analysis performed by ITeE-PIB on the bibliographic review and survey results.

·         The list of training needsto be included in the Qualification Standard. The training needs identified in this deliverable will be widely developed in the training course to be produced.

This report is available in English, you can download it in this page!


Nissan is celebrating the dawn of a bold new era in European car manufacturing with the official start of production of the new and improved 100% electric Nissan LEAF.

This new Nissan LEAF, incorporating more than 100 updates, is now rolling off the line at company’s record-breaking Sunderland Plant in the UK, using advanced lithium-ion batteries manufactured in the company’s new UK Battery Plant.

This is the culmination of four years of preparation at the plant and a previously announced £420m investment by Nissan. Together the Battery Plant and Nissan LEAF production are supporting jobs for more than 2,000 people in the UK car industry, including more than 500 directly at Nissan.

The Environmental Academy is currently training Environmental Auditors at the Nissan plant and has offered the Greenpoint online environmental awareness course funded by the Lifelong Learning programme to employees as part of their Continual professional development. 


The second meeting of GreenPoint project partners was held on 6th and 7th of June, in Radom (Poland). During this meeting, FEMEVAL presented the findings of the survey on training needs knowledge and Environment involving 160 companies from the five participating countries, as well as the comparative study between the different existing environmental regulations.

Each one of the partner attended the meeting with experts on environmental issues, to look at the steps developed during the first 8 months of this project life and contributed with their expertise in the project development. This panel is made of Grzegorz Pawlak, Director DUNCAN (Poland), Martin Roggernkamps, IG Metal Company (Germany), Thomas Gayer KWH Service (Germany), Darius Kucinski and Natalia Chmielińska consultants SGS, Darren O'Brien, Freedom Light Company of United Kingdom and Michat Jolanta Nowakowski of ITEE-GDP (Poland).

The consortium has defined a new professional profile called the GreenPoint worker:

• The GreenPoint is a person with extensive knowledge in environmental legislation and working procedures of the company. He will be the environmental information point for the rest of the workers in order to ensure compliance with environmental legislation in the company.

• The GreenPoint promotes pro-ecological operations in the workplace and supports compliance with environmental regulations in the company

•The GreenPoint implements tasks in production processes in accordance with the procedures of environmental protection in the company, as well as procedures for rational resource management for environmental protection.

•The GreenPoint works in small and medium enterprises of the metal industry, specifically garages, machining, surface treatment and metals coating.

• The GreenPoint worker competences can not be acquired through traditional training system. A specific training program will be defined for him through this project, providing him with an individual certificate.

• SMEs that have implemented and developed good environmental practices in their company, through the figure of GreenPoint Worker will be awarded "GreenPoint Label Company". This label will be promoted through certification agencies in order to add value and environmental performance recognition.

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