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.

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Publication of the GreenPoint Qualification Standard

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!  

Last modified on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:07

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