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Lead College Pty Ltd RTO No: 41489 CRICOS Code: 03636F Learner Workbook–BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Page 1 BSBSUS401 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES NAME: EDWARD ORCINE AGUILA SCHOOL ID #: 6495405 Section A: SKILLS ACTIVITY Objective: To provide you with an opportunity to show you have the required skills for this unit. This activity will enable you to demonstrate the following skills: ➢Reading Writing ➢Oral communication Numeracy ➢Navigate the world of work Interact with other ➢Get the work done Answer the activity in as much detail as possible, considering your organizational requirements. This activity should be conducted in the workplace or in a simulated work environment. Tasks will need to be observed and recorded by the assessor/third party in the observations and demonstrations checklist document. 1.As a workplace project (or simulated workplace project), perform a review of the current sustainability practices used within your work area. This should include: ➢Reading and analysing relevant texts, numerical information, codes, legislation against current workplace practices ➢Reviewing workplace sustainability information and any relevant reports Gathering information through workplace discussions with others Documenting your findings and assessing outcomes for reporting. Answer: With prospects of a rising global population, accelerating global development and associated increasing resource use and environmental impacts, it seems increasingly apparent that business as usual is not an option for a sustainable future. The world is currently using the equivalent of 1.5 planets to support human activities (WWF, 2012) –an unsustainable rate even at today's levels of consumption (Randers, 2012). Awareness of the need to value ecological systems and natural capital required for human welfare is not new (Constanza et al., 1997). However, it is not yet common practice in business to value the –often ‘free’ –natural assets. A holistic approach is required to tackle the
Lead College Pty Ltd RTO No: 41489 CRICOS Code: 03636F Learner Workbook–BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Page 2 challenges of a sustainable future: responses to environmental changes will necessarily need to be in parallel with economic and social change. Features of a route to a sustainable economy (developed from Jackson, 2009) might be?: 1.A system that encourages minimising of consumption, or imposes personal and institutional caps or quotas on energy, goods, water, etc.; 2.A system designed to maximise societal and environmental benefit, rather than prioritising economic growth; 3.A closed-loop system where nothing is allowed to be wasted or discarded into the environment, which reuses, repairs, and remakes in preference to recycling; 4.An system that emphasises delivery of functionality and experience, rather than product ownership; 5.A system designed to provide fulfilling, rewarding work experiences for all that enhances human creativity/skills; 6.A system built on collaboration and sharing, rather than aggressive competition.