ANLIN: Guide published by Chemie³
On 13 December 2019, the guideline "Training promotes sustainability in companies in the chemical industry" was published under the umbrella of Chemie³, the sustainability initiative of the chemical industry. The guideline – written by Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mertineit – is essentially
the result of the ANLIN pilot project ("Vocational training promotes sustainable learning venues in industry"), which was carried out by a network of partners from vocational training sector, industry and science. Chemie³ was integrated into this partner network and had a significant influence on the objective of the pilot project.
The guideline brings together two discussion strands that have so far been largely unconnected in practice: the activities for sustainable corporate development on the one hand and the efforts to systematically integrate sustainability requirements into vocational education and training (VET for sustainable development - BBNE) on the other. The guideline shows how both strands can be linked for the benefit of companies, the working population and society.
Informed, qualified and motivated employees are an essential basis for sustainability in the company. They implement the necessary processes and live the corporate culture. The importance of the employees is also described in the guidelines 6, 7, 8 and 12 on sustainability for the chemical industry in Germany. This industry initiative has set four key strategic goals. One of these is to raise awareness of the importance of the social, economic and ecological dimensions of sustainability among the industry's employees. The guide aims to contribute to this.
In detail, the guideline explains how vocational training can promote sustainability in the company. The mutual interactions and operational prerequisites are described. In addition, tried and tested concepts for the qualification of training personnel and trainees are presented. In addition, the guideline contains methodological notes and recommendations for action on how sustainability and vocational training can be linked in the company.
The guideline can be downloaded here from the Chemie³ website (available only in German).
On the same page you can also download the concept for the qualification of training personnel ("promoter for sustainability in the learning venues of vocational training") and for trainees ("junior expert for sustainability in the company") as well as an overview of selected trainee projects ("sustainability in practice in the company").
The pilot project "Vocational training promotes sustainable learning venuesin industry (ANLIN)" (1 June 2016 to 31 March 2019) was funded by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).