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BSBSUS501 DEVELOP WORKPLACE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS Student Name: Student Number: Date of Submission: Final assessment tasks Part A – Questioning Question 1:List and explain the steps for developing a workplace sustainability policy.Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Question 2:List and explain the questions you would use to help you define the scope of a sustainability policy.Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Question 3:Explain why legal compliance a mandatory component of the scope of an organisation’s sustainability policy?Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Question 4:Explain why compliance with standards and guidelines a consideration in defining the scope of an organisation’s sustainability policy?Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Question 5:How does determining an organisation’s current operations assist in defining the scope of a sustainability policy?Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Question 6:List the measures that managers need to take to manage sustainability procedures.Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Question 7:Outline all the components of a sustainability policy.Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Question 8:Describe and explain the steps of policy implementation.Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Question 9:Describe and explain what is meant by the term ‘life cycle analysis’ in the context of sustainability policy.Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Question 10:Outline typical barriers to implementing policies and procedures in an organisation and possible strategies to address them.Answer:Marking:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory Part B – Project: Developing workplace policy and procedures for sustainability at BizOps PurposeYou will demonstrate your skills and knowledge by completing a scenario-based project.Task overview and contextYou receive an email from Rose Hargreaves, Chief Executive Officer of BizOps Enterprises. Subject: Introduction to new role Hello, Welcome to BizOps Enterprises, where you have just been employed as a sustainability manager. As an organisation, BizOps has embedded sustainability into its charter as is indicated by our mission statement and sustainability policy. Our business plan also mentions sustainability policy, but neither it nor the current operational plan contain any detail for implementation of the sustainability initiatives in the policy. I developed your position description with an emphasis on transforming the mission statement and sustainability policy into a plan for implementation. Please refer to the ‘Instructions to the candidate’ section that follows, which outlines the tasks that I require you to perform as part of this project. Regards, Rose Hargreaves Chief Executive OfficerInstructions to the candidateYou will need to access the following BizOps Enterprises documents, procedures and policies: Vision, mission and values statement Sustainability environmental policy Continuous improvement procedures Supplier policy Purchasing resource acquisition policy Purchasing resource acquisition procedures Risk management policy Risk management procedures Organisational charts See the ‘Resources required’ section for how to access these. In this project, you need to provide examples of your work in developing workplace policy and procedures for sustainability. Complete the following tasks. Access the BizOps vision, mission and values statement and sustainability environmental policy. Examine the scope of these documents and review them against the criteria listed below: Minimising resource use Increasing resource efficiency Reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use Employing life cycle management approaches Continuous improvement In examining the scope of these documents, you will also need to review the continuous improvement procedures, supplier policy, purchasing resource acquisition policy, purchasing resource acquisition procedures, risk management policy and risk management procedures. As an outcome of this examination, prepare a table that outlines how the scope of the BizOps sustainability policy may need to change. Include a brief supporting justification. Review the BizOps sustainability policy against federal and state/territory environmental and sustainability legislation to ensure that the scope of the policy is adequate to accommodate legislative requirements. Make a table of relevant federal and state/territory legislation that should be considered and the key aspects of each law that should be built into the sustainability policy. Prepare a further table that outlines how the scope of the sustainability policy may need to change in order to reflect the legislative requirements that you have determined are relevant. Include a brief supporting justification. Access the organisational charts and examine them to determine the roles of managers in the organisation. Using the current BizOps policies and procedures that you have reviewed, prepare a series of questions for each manager that will assist you in determining the current extent of implementation of sustainable practices at BizOps. Present these questions in table form with an adjacent column that provides a short explanation of how each question will assist in planning and developing sustainability policy. Given that BizOps is a large manufacturing and retail business, prepare a table of external information sources that could assist in planning and developing sustainability policy. List these sources with an adjacent column that provides a short explanation of the type of useful information that each source could provide. Prepare a table of stakeholders, internal and external, who should be consulted in planning and developing sustainability policy. List these stakeholders with an adjacent column that provides a short explanation of what influence each may have in planning and developing sustainability policy. The CEO has reviewed your scoping and consultation documents and provided feedback. She noted that there is nothing to indicate the positive effects that sustainable practices will have on the business such as cost savings, or increased sales or return on investments. Prepare a short briefing paper that could be presented to senior management, explaining how implementation of a sustainability policy could benefit the organisation financially. The current BizOps sustainability policy has a number of sustainability initiatives. Prepare a table that lists each of these initiatives and also includes at least two more initiatives that you feel would be appropriate. For each of these initiatives, outline the steps or phases that would be required to implement them, and prepare some performance indicators that could be used to measure the ongoing outcomes of the initiatives. Revise the BizOps sustainability policy based on the research and information collation that you have undertaken in tasks 1–7. Prepare a briefing document for BizOps senior management that informs them of the reviewed policy and suggested sustainability initiatives. The briefing document should also outline the responsibilities of each senior manager in implementing the policy and its initiatives. Prepare a short flyer that promotes the benefits of the sustainability policy to all staff. The flyer should list the policy, key initiatives and the people responsible for implementing the policy. Select two of the sustainability initiatives and develop procedures for their implementation. The procedures should include: agreed outcomes performance indicators activities to be undertaken assigned responsibilities record-keeping, review and improvement processes. The sustainability initiative to install a 150-megalitre rainwater tank needs to be reviewed because of cost, logistics and outcomes. The following points need to be considered in the review: There is a scale problem in the original policy initiative as 1 megalitre equals 1,000,000 litres. BizOps has 150 retail outlets and it is a better outcome to have rainwater collection facilities at each location rather than one large tank at the head office. The rainwater is intended for use in flushing toilets. Data indicates that the average employee will use 30 litres of water per day in flushing toilets. The typical BizOps location has approximately 30 employees. The cost of installing a rainwater tank is estimated to be $1,000 per 5,000 litres. The amount of available space at each location to install a rainwater tank is 10 metres x 10 metres. The average rainfall at each location is 700 millimetres per year. The average roof collection area for rainwater at each location is 2000 square metres. Mains water is supplied to BizOps facilities at an average cost of $2 per 1,000 litres. Replacement of old toilets with new water-efficient models can reduce water consumption by approximately 50 per cent. Installation of new water-efficient toilets can be achieved for approximately $15,000 at each BizOps location. Prepare a revised water-saving strategy for inclusion in the BizOps sustainability policy. Justify the revised strategy based on calculations and consideration of other water saving options. Review the supplier policy, purchasing policy and purchasing procedures again. Note that these policies contain inconsistent information for evaluating suppliers on their sustainability credentials, and that the purchasing procedures contain no checks that link to sustainability policy. Prepare a revised version of the supplier policy, purchasing policy and purchasing procedures that incorporates consideration of suppliers that use packaging made from renewable resources rather than non-renewable resources.The final documents you submit for assessment will be assessed using the project criteria provided. All project criteria outlined must be covered satisfactorily for Part B to be completed satisfactorily. You must complete the project unassisted by the assessor or other personnel, but may refer to reference material as needed.ANSWERS TO SECTION BTask 1Resources requiredThe following materials are required for this project to be completed: Computer/office equipment, including internet access BizOps Enterprises documents, procedures and policies (these can be accessed by the following web links): vision-mission-values.pdf sustainability-environmental-policy.pdf continuous-improvement-procedures.pdf supplier-policy.pdf purchasing-resource-acquisition-policy.pdf purchasing-resource-acquisition-procedures.pdf risk-management-policy.pdf risk-management-procedures.pdf organisational-charts.pdf conditionsAssessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the sustainability field of work and include access to: relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes relevant workplace documentation and resources case studies and, where possible, real situations interaction with others. Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.Reasonable adjustmentIf you are unable to undertake the project assessment as designed, a further scenario/project may be used as an alternative approach if negotiated with your assessor.P19Agreed to appropriate methods of implementation, outcomes and performance indicatorsP20Promoted workplace sustainability policy, including its expected outcome, to key stakeholdersP21Informed those involved in implementing the policy about expected outcomes, activities to be undertaken and assigned responsibilitiesP22Researched, planned and prepared documentation using format and language appropriate to context, organisational requirements and audienceP23Developed and communicated procedures to help implement workplace sustainability policyP24Planned and implemented sustainability policy and procedures including agreed outcomes, performance indicators, activities to be undertaken, assigned responsibilities, record keeping, review and improvement processesP25Implemented strategies for continuous improvement in resource efficiencyP26Planned, organised and implemented work activities of self and others that ensure compliance with organisational policies and procedures, and legislative requirementsP27Sequenced and scheduled complex activities, monitored implementation, and managed relevant communicationP28Established and assigned responsibility for recording systems to track continuous improvements in sustainability approachesP29Interpreted and used mathematical equations to calculate numerical information relating to time durations and costsP30Documented outcomes and provided feedback to key personnel and stakeholdersP31Investigated successes or otherwise of policyP32Evaluated outcomes of decisions to identify opportunities for improvementP33Monitored records to identify trends that may require remedial action and use to promote continuous improvement of performanceP34Used systematic, analytical processes in relatively complex, situations, setting goals, gathering relevant information, and identifying and evaluating options against agreed criteriaP35Modified policy and or procedures as required to ensure improvements are madeP36Reviewed and improved sustainability policiesP37Outlined organisational systems and procedures that relate to sustainabilityFeedback:All project criteria must be satisfactorily demonstrated by the candidate. The project assessment has been confirmed:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryPlease include recommendations for future training in cases where the candidate has not satisfactorily achieved all criteria:Declaration:I declare that this project assessment has been conducted as per the training organisation’s assessment procedures and the instructions provided for this assessment task, and that I have provided appropriate feedback to the candidate.Assessor name:Assessor signature:Date marked:


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