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New IChemE Sustainability Hub Is “Go-To” For Training, Resources

Feb. 2, 2022
Sustainability Hub giving chemical engineers access to a suite of new, on-demand training courses and knowledge resources.

IChemE launches Sustainability Hub.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) launches its Sustainability Hub, giving chemical engineers access to a suite of new on-demand training courses and knowledge resources. The new hub aims to inspire and support the chemical engineering community to make a positive impact on global sustainability by addressing the challenges presented by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

It comes as IChemE marks it centenary, with sustainability the theme for February to recognize the work chemical engineers are doing in this area. The hub has been made possible through a £200,000 donation from business leader and IChemE Fellow Ian Shott, who reportedly is keen to support IChemE in equipping members and chemical engineers across all sectors of industry and academia with the knowledge and skills to build upon sustainable practices.

This hub will also provide resources to show how chemical engineers play a vital role in supporting the SDGs, focusing particularly on:

SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

SDG6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

SDG7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

SDG12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Resources on sustainability within the hub include peer-reviewed papers and publications by chemical engineers, articles in The Chemical Engineer, videos from the volunteer project team and newly designed training courses to improve understanding and competency. It will also share stories of how chemical engineers are successfully supporting these SDGs, and sustainability more generally, such as through ethical decision-making. The on-demand training courses are free to IChemE members throughout 2022. Non-members will also be able to access the courses as part of IChemE’s training portfolio.

Trish Melton, chair of the Sustainability Hub Technical Advisory Group (TAG), says, “The Sustainability Hub is an exciting new resource for IChemE members. This will become the go-to resource for chemical engineers at all levels for sustainability training and knowledge. The hub will also help chemical engineers embed sustainable practices into their day-to-day work.”

She continues, “The Sustainability Hub is an important achievement as part of IChemE’s commitment to responsible production and sustainability within Strategy 2024. We are hugely grateful to Ian Shott for his donation enabling the development of this new resource and this couldn’t have become a reality without the dedicated volunteer project team and IChemE employees.”

Ian Shott, says, “I’m thrilled that the Sustainability Hub is live and available to support members and the wider profession to embed sustainable practices and contribute significantly to the sustainable development goals. Ultimately, this is all about making society and the world a better place, and I’m confident that as this year progresses and more knowledge is shared, through a growing network, this hub will become an important aid for chemical engineers and will inspire new innovative solutions.”

For more information, visit: www.icheme.org/sustainability-hub

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