Training to build capacity at Caribbean energy company
Atlantic, one of the world’s largest producers of liquefied natural gas, enlisted Two Tomorrows to provide a tailored in-house training programme for the company’s sustainability team in 2011.
Atlantic wanted its 15-strong sustainability team to have a thorough understanding of current best practice, and to be in the best possible position to generate fresh and innovative ideas for its approach to sustainability challenges, both internally and within its supply chain.
In particular, Atlantic aspired for the whole team to gain a clear appreciation of how industry standards – such as AA1000 – could help them achieve their objectives.
The three day in-house training course, led by Two Tomorrows' Todd Cort and Doug Bannerman, focused on an reporting, stakeholder engagement, assurance and the importance of leading standards and certification such as GRI, ISO 26000, AA1000SES and AA1000AS.
Those attending the training included members of the sustainability, marketing and communications departments.
Caroline Toni Sirju-Ramnarine, head of sustainability and corporate communications at Atlantic, said: “The training has helped our team understand the latest thinking in best practice, and integrate the range of industry standards into our work programmes. This has been particularly useful when working with external teams and contractors.
“We were particularly pleased with the way Two Tomorrows compiled a three-day programme to meet our specific needs. Their flexibility, combined with their in-depth knowledge of our industry, resulted in a course that has truly inspired our team taking us further along the path towards our vision of sustainability in both business practice and community investment.”
Previously, we helped Atlantic with its 2008 sustainability report, providing hands-on support in the writing and production of the report. Atlantic had produced corporate responsibility reports before, but this was the first time the company had followed an industry reporting standard produced jointly by the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) and API, the North American oil and natural gas trade association.