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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Ensure implementation of workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377060  Ensure implementation of workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Commercial Property 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required to ensure the policies and procedures implemented at the workplace are used and are reviewed in order to optimize performance. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner accessing this standard is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Scope of workplace sustainability policy may include: addressing sustainability initiatives through reference to standards, guidelines and approaches such as: Ecological foot printing, green office program, green purchasing, life cycle analyses, product stewardship, supply chain management, sustainability covenants/compacts, triple bottom line reporting, integrated approach to sustainability which includes environmental, economic and social aspects, or a specific approach that focuses on each aspect individually, investigating particular business and market context of the industry/organisation, meeting relevant laws, by laws and regulations or best practice to support compliance in environmental performance and sustainability at each level as required: International, state/territory, industry, organisation, parts of the organisation to which it is to apply, including whether it is for the whole organisation, one site, one work area or a combination of these.

Sources may include regulatory sources, relevant personnel or organisational specifications.

Stakeholders may include individuals and groups both inside and outside the organisation who have some direct interest in the organisation's conduct, actions, products and services, including: Customers, employees at all levels of the organisation, government, investors, local community, other organisations, regulators, suppliers, key personnel within the organisation and specialists outside the organisation who may have particular technical expertise.

Strategies may include promotional activities, raising awareness among stakeholders, training staff in sustainability principles and techniques. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Develop workplace sustainability policy 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Scope of sustainability policy is defined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Information from a range of sources is gathered to plan and develop policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Stakeholders are identified and communicated with as a key component of the policy development process. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Appropriate strategies for minimising resource use, reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use, and employing life cycle management approaches at all stages of work are included in the policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Recommendations for policy options are made based on likely effectiveness, time-frames and cost. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Policy that reflects the organisation's commitment to sustainability as an integral part of business planning and as a business opportunity are included in the policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Appropriate methods of implementation are agreed to with all interested parties. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Communicate workplace sustainability policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Workplace sustainability policy, including its expected outcome to key stakeholders are promoted amongst all parties that have an interest. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Those involved in implementing the policy are informed as to the outcomes expected, activities to be undertaken and responsibilities assigned. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Implement workplace sustainability policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Procedures to help implement workplace sustainability policy are developed and promoted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Strategies for continuous improvement in resource efficiency are implemented according to the policy and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Establish and assign responsibility to use recording systems for tracking continuous improvements in sustainability approaches is established and assigned according to policy and procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Review workplace sustainability policy implementation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Outcomes are documented and feedback provided to key personnel and stakeholders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Successes or otherwise of policy is investigated with a view to recommending improvements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Records to identify trends that may require remedial action and use to promote continuous improvement of performance are monitored on an on-going basis. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Policy and/or procedures are modified as required to ensure improvements are made. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to ensure implementation of workplace policy and procedures for sustainability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or organisation to ensure that workplace policy and procedures are adhered to and implemented in a sustainable manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to comply and operationalize workplace policy and procedures for sustainability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to ensure development, implementation and review of workplace policy and procedures is sustainable. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to ensure implementation of workplace policy and procedures for sustainability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others when developing, implementing and reviewing workplace policy and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that the policies and procedures ensure the sustainability of resources used in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities when conducting the activities required for the development, implementation and revision of workplace policy and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  79626   Further Education and Training Certificate: Commercial Property and Facilities Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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