SIA Collaborates with BASF on Carbon Literacy

The SIA has recently been working with BASF to deliver Carbon Literacy Training to SIA Members.

Hosted at their UK office in Stockport, BASF’s Sustainability Manager, Tony Heslop, presented an engaging and thought-provoking one-day course, resulting in Carbon Literacy certification for the attending delegates, accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project.


What is Carbon Literacy?

‘An awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis’

The Carbon Literacy training course involves learning about greenhouse gases and their impacts, how the climate is changing and what that means for individuals and society.  It then looks at the various choices that we all have in our everyday lives and how different choices may reduce the greenhouse gases we produce. At the end of the course, each participant commits to at least two impactful actions – one to reduce their personal carbon footprint and the other to help to reduce their organisation’s carbon footprint.

Andrew Norman, SIA General Secretary said, ‘The global chemical industry faces many challenges in the coming years to meet our environmental ambitions by 2050. However, the course also highlights the steps that we can all take as individuals to reach our collective net zero goals. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone’.

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