INDUCE – Towards a sustainable agro-food INDUstry: Capacity building programmes in Energy efficiency
The INDUCE project is developing a capacity building programme for companies in the food and beverage sector who want to improve their energy performance. The most important innovation of the INDUCE project is to develop ad-hoc trainings adapted to the company’s special needs and potential. The toolkit developed in this process consists of training material, online lessons, guidelines and tools. The INDUCE methodology links knowledge transfer on energy efficiency with behavioural and organizational change models, so an energy culture and awareness are established in the company, while employees are motivated to act in a more sustainable manner. Unique is the Human-Centered Design approach, in which every phase will be conducted in close cooperation with the end users, so the INDUCE methodology and toolkit will be tested and validated in 15 pilot companies from the food and beverage sector in Spain, France, the Netherlands and Germany. This enables INDUCE to interact with the companies to select the best interventions, measures, etc.. In a second step, the INDUCE community of trainers will be established by certifying 60 trainers, in charge of implementing the INDUCE methodology in companies, hence increasing INDUCE impact.