Cleaner Production

The reality of global warming is felt all over the world, just as the realities of the causes are known to be human activities; irrespective of their location on the globe. The manner in which the natural resources are unsustainably utilized is the root cause of such phenomenon like ozone layer depletion, acid rain global warming, loss of biodiversity and depletion of non-renewable water and energy resources.
The UNEP definition of Cleaner Production (CP) is:
“The continuous application of an integrated preventive environmental strategy to processes and products so as to reduce risk s to humans and the environment”

The main focus is an integrated waste minimization, environmental pollution prevention and sustainable development. In this sense sustainable development can be describe as:

“A development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”

This course is in two parts, you need to successfully pass CP 1 to proceed to CP 2.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the non-monetary and economical drivers of CP
  • describe the advantages of CP concepts and techniques in a broader environmental and business context
  • describe the synergy between CP, Lean and other sustainability concepts
  • apply the CP process to solving business problems relating to waste, environment and resources management
  • evaluate and recommend CP options for different business case studies
  • synthesis CP concepts into business objectives

Course Materials and Resources:

    Detailed Syllabi
    Module 1: Introduction to Cleaner Production (CP) and Sustainability
    Module 2: CP in a Broader Environmental Context
    Module 3: CP in a Business Context
    Module 4: The CP Cycle
    Module 5: Application of CP Concepts and Techniques in Case Studies