BSBSUS501 Develop Workplace Policy and Procedures for Sustainability Sample Assignment

Diploma of Business

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Assessment Task 1

There Policies option Summery

In this part, it will be developed an implementation plan and monitoring strategy to meet Tiny Opera provide. It includes the review the Tiny Opera and completes a sustainability implementation plan. Also, it will develop a monitoring strategy and be chosen and gained approval for action via using this implementation plan. In addition, it will not only develop a presentation or training session for the employees, but also use this session to improve resource efficiency at the Tiny Opera.

First off, it takes about a practice model to complete sustainability framework. Strategic planning has to become a systematic and procedural affair to become an effective management tool. Tiny Opera House Company has to model the very process of strategic management for their organizations, and themselves first. So that it becomes one plan for all to use and identify with one set of rules, played and followed by all. This brings about perfection and unity of effort. Where they have diverged strategic models of design in one habitat, they end up with diverging effort, and over utilization of resources conflicting efforts very little else delivers like unity of effort by:

Therefore, there 3 policy alternative are suggest to complete Tiny Opera sustainability policy requires as following:

Three policy option

Tiny Opera Company’s aim is to increase sustainability across its operations to embed sustainability in the delivery of the strategy goals of the diverse business while conserving and enhancing world heritage value. They are as bellow:

  • Potable water and waste water

Water scarcity is a major constraint to industrial and economic growth. Consequently, the need to meet increasing demands for freshwater resources is likely to be a significant issue on environment and development agendas over coming decades.

  • Suppliers, products and materials use

Meeting consumer demand for goods and services requires the extraction of raw materials from the environment. To develop raw materials into a saleable product requires production, manufacturing and distribution processes. Producers can use materials more efficiently through strategies such as light weighting, using recovered resources as inputs, and enhancing the recyclability of their products. These approaches increase the service intensity, or value, from each unit of raw material.

As the department is a major consumer of products and services in the Australian Government, the application of environmental standards in procurements for sustainable products and services will provide a catalyst for improving environmental performance in supply chains – driving resource efficiency and innovation.

In addition, managing demand, avoiding unnecessary consumption and maximising product utilization are organisational strategies that provide opportunities to control and reduce costs, and improve environmental performance without compromising overall business objectives. Similarly, the effective use of technology as an enabler is also a way to automate business processes, as well as improve productivity and environmental performance.

  • Office waste, building waste and resource recovery

Developing strategies and practices to manage the huge quantities of waste generated globally is a key environmental challenge. Population growth, patterns of increased consumption, and industrialisation of developing nations are placing additional pressures on systems that manage waste. Traditional approaches to waste management rely on the natural environment to absorb and assimilate unwanted by-products. Environmental impacts associated with waste disposal include land contamination, methane emissions, leachate discharges, odour, flammability, toxicity, and consumption of productive land resources.

Draft Sustainability Policy

Tiny Opera Company’s Sustainability Policy

Policy Scope:

This Sustainability Policy defines the scope, commitments and implementation approach and responsible parties.

The creation of this scope will ensure that the objectives described below are met. This Sustainability Policy also covers all business operations of goods and services.

Policy Objectives:

  • This policy is based on the high risk environmental aspects identified in the department’s Environmental Risk Assessment.
  • The policy does not address staff welfare (health and safety) as it is covered by the department’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program.
  • To be a leader in environmental and social sustainability in line with the Tiny Opera Company’s status as a role model of other Australia theaters and purpose as a soured of inspitation.
  • To embed sustainability in the delivery of the strategic of diverse business, while conserving.rth
  • To influence broader environmental outcomes in partnership with stakeholders.
  • To engage our staff, partners and community on key sustainability issues and inspire them to take action, individually and collectively.

Tiny Opera Company’s Commitment to the Policy

This Policy provides a framework to implement measures to improve our environmental performance. Tiny Opera Company will:

  • This Environmental Sustainability Policy is a comprehensive policy designed to improve performance and mitigate high risk environmental aspects identified in the risk assessment
  • This policy expands on the policy statement and introduces the environmental and sustainability context, outlines the legislative and policy obligations, and cites responsibilities and actions for department officials.
  • comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations, planning policies and related initiatives
  • set environmental objectives and targets to ensure continuous improvement
  • Set, communicate and deliver environmental sustainability objectives, targets and an implementation plan every three years;
  • Establish clear accountabilities;
  • Monitor and assess performance against targets, benchmarks and standards;
  • Report on our performance publicly and transparently every year;
  • Review our environmental performance at the upper management level annually;
  • Communicate our commitments to staff and stakeholders;
  • Work with our supply chain to source products and services responsibly; and
  • Establish practices to achieve the requirements of environmental legislation, government policies and industry standards.

Implementation Approach: Office waste, building waste and resource recovery

Energy management programmes and staff training

  • Develop a formal energy management policy
  • Develop specific targets and policies
  • Creating form an energy management committee,
  • Building regular reviews and action planning.
  • Creating the best emphases for staff, possibly with small rewards and incentives.
  • Required to provide Staff training
  • Collect accurate record of energy consumption
  • Build energy efficiency into lifetime cost of new equipment purchases
  • Ensure IT equipment is turned off during periods of non-office working.
  • Seek efficiencies in catering equipment
  • ensure other equipment only turned on during use

Office recycling systems

  • Putting in a paper recycling system
  • Example recycling systems in offices
  • Centralised paper recycling
  • Each desk has a small paper bin and a small garbage bin
  • Centralised garbage bin and paper recycling bin at each desk
  • Reducing Waste in Office Refurbishments
  • Improving existing recycling system
  • Office waste reduction program

Interim Report

The Tiny Opera Company’s Sustainability Policy has been developed to meet industry requirements properly.

Implementation approaches, especially Energy management programmes and staff training” do directly to sustainability aims of business as described following:

  • Minimise resource use
  • Minimise waste
  • Recycle all the waste that able to
  • Reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use
  • Employing life cycle management approaches
  • A sustainability continuous improvement strategy.
  • Monitor all the sustainability policy

Best Practice Model: Government energy efficiency programs

The Australian Government’s efficiency measures are designed to make it easier for building owners and tenants to make informed choices about their energy use and invest in better buildings and equipment.

The Australian Government is working with state and territory government to implement the following requirements.

  1. Engaging all the staffs acknowledge the objective and the implement of the project
  2. Minimum energy performance requirements.
  3. Minimum energy waste and waste eliminate cost
  4. Minimum all the cost for wastes energy
  5. Energy ratings for commercial buildings, for appliances and equipment.
  6. Commercial Building Disclosure is national program which requies compulsory energy ratings for large commercial office buildings that are sold or leased.
  7. Improvements to Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning ( HVAC) systems.
  8. Show the result of all the department to attractive the staff commit with the policies

Strategies for Promoting Awareness of Sustainability Policy

Employee engagement is a significant topic in company sustainability implement and for a good reason.

Without the support and enthusiasm of staff at all levels of the company, it’s difficult to fully realize sustainability goals.

To focus on the initial component, simply raising awareness of the company’s sustainability activities and plans are suggested;

  • Have your CEO talk about sustainability progress at the annual employee meeting.
  • Set up a “Sustainability Corner” on the company intranet.
  • Send employees an email with a link to the company’s latest sustainability report.
  • Create a bulletin board in the cafeteria where sustainability info is rotated monthly.
  • Host a “green fair” in a large conference room, with stations devoted to different areas of the company’s sustainability initiatives.
  • Provide sustainability tours that point out sustainable building features.
  • Develop a self-guided walking tour of your facilities, highlighting key sustainable features.
  • Put up signs in the kitchen and bathrooms highlighting water conservation activities.
  • Share the electricity bill with employees.
  • Share the water/sewage bill with employees.
  • Share the waste and recycling bills with employees.
  • Conduct a waste audit, involving employees in the collection, sorting, and weighing of trash.
  • Print up posters that summarize the company’s sustainability priorities and goals.

Strategies for Maximising the Impact of the policy

With increasing pressure from the government, regulatory bodies and the public, businesses are keen to be perceived advocates of sustainability. However, the implementation and management of sustainability strategies and techniques can require a considerable amount of research, understanding and expertise. The range of sustainability services available to businesses is continually expanding and as pressure grows, companies are relying on external sustainability service companies to ensure they are adopting the best practices for their business. There are various services which fall under the category of sustainability services and each offer varying benefits to businesses. However, it is the training and education offered as a sustainability service that can often have most impact on businesses and can lead to the increased use of additional sustainability services.

Final version of Sustainability Policy

Tiny Opera Company’s Sustainability Policy

Policy Scope:

This policy is including the define of Suitability policy scope and implement plan approach. The Suitability policy is cover in every area of business in the section for staffs or customer.

Policy objective:

  • complying with all relevant government legislation, policies and planning instruments, and by meeting obligations required for Australian Government environmental and sustainability reporting
  • minimising adverse environmental impacts and promoting sustainability by implementing responsibilities and actions for department officials to apply:
  • the assessment of products on a whole-of-life cycle basis and evaluating suppliers for social responsibility
  • the management of resource consumption and demand thereby improving product utilisation, efficiency and financial performance, and

Tiny Opera Company’s Commitment to the policy

  • comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations, planning policies and related initiatives
  • set environmental objectives and targets to ensure continuous improvement
  • measure, monitor and report on environmental management initiatives
  • incorporate environmental better practice into our core business plans and management processes
  • undertake responsible resource management practices that aim to prevent pollution and reduce waste
  • ensure we work closely with our clients, suppliers, and other stakeholders to continually improve our business processes which affect the environment
  • explore best practice and innovative environmental management approaches to the use of education, technology and infrastructure
  • foster the initiation and ownership of environmental activities by all our staff through education, thereby building a strong environmentally aware business culture, and
  • Communicate this Environmental Policy Statement to all staff and make it available to the public.

Implementation Approach: Office waste, building waste and resource recovery

Engagement/ Training/Communication Sustainability

Engage employees:

  • The business need to Engage employees to be a part of Sustainability plan starts from within
    1. Requesting the suggestion from staffs
    2. Gather feedback from the implantation process
    3. Collaborate with employees to discuss sustainability in terms of their job functions.
    4. Help the, define their roles in achieving the business’ sustainability goals.
    5. Assist staff to completed the project objective
  • Implement and continuously
    1. Engaging employees in realizing the value
    2. creation opportunities in sustainability strategy
  • Compile a formal energy management policy
    1. form an energy management committee
    2. Creating the best situation possible for staff
    3. Provide rewards and incentives.
    4. Staff training can include

Energy Management Programmes

  • Campus Energy Controls Center
  • Reduce temperature for night-time hours.
  • Controls System Optimization
  • Energy Metering
  • Save LED Lighting
  • Lighting Sensors
  • Improving existing recycling system
  • Office waste reduction program