"Sustainable development is one of the driving forces behind the new Europe 2020 strategy for jobs and smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. This was adopted by the European Council in June 2010. The environmental challenges that are facing the labour market are reflected in the new guidelines for employment, which are an integral part of the Europe 2020 strategy."
The primary focus of ESF is to raise prosperity by increasing employability and promoting skills, the current ESF programme features two cross cutting themes - equal opportunities and sustainable development.
The 2007-2013 approach focused on promoting environmental protection and enhancement and all ESF providers were required to consider how they delivered services in terms of trying to reduce negative impacts and increase positive impacts on the environment.
The current 2014-2020 approach aims to;
CFO3 actively encourages providers to promote sustainable development, specifically in terms of project delivery. Each CFO3 provider will produce a sustainable development policy that will be reviewed every six months to ensure providers are committed to the continuous improvement of their sustainable development plans.
|Sustainable Development Documents||Link|
|CFO Sustainable Development Plan||Download|
|APM Sustainable Development Plan||Download|
|Achieve North West Connect|
|Achieve North West Connect Sustainable Development Implementation Plan||Download|
|Ixion Sustainable Development Policy||Download|
|Shaw Trust Sustainabilty Plan||Download|