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ISO 14001:2004: An introduction to EMS (1 Day)
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Course Description

Companies today are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they do not pursue profit at the expense of the environment.  This informative one-day coaching course provides an overview of environmental management systems for anyone who wants to understand how environmental policies and best practice can enhance their business. It heightens delegates’ awareness of the regulatory initiatives at national and international levels.

Outcomes - Delegates will:

  • Become familiar with the Environmental Management System (EMS) standards and their application
  • Learn how these systems and standards can further company goals.
  • Examine the broad trends in EMS standardization
  • Assess how they stand against leading edge companies in the field.
  • Benchmark themselves against best practice in environmental management
  • Learn how their business can benefit from a competitive strategy based on environmental management systems standards

Who should attend?

  • Managers responsible for environment, quality, health and safety, change management and project management
  • Any staff developing and implementing an environmental management system.

Benefits to your Business:

  • Your company’s environmental management reviewed and analysed using the latest techniques
  • A full EMS project implementation plan up to and including formal ISO 14001/EMAS registration

Course Structure

A programme of inter-related modules and practical exercises, based on an evolving case study, allows delegates to explore the activities associated with implementing an EMS.    Topics covered include:

  • Business reasons for environmental management
  • The EMS standards – ISO 14001 and EMAS and what they mean for a business
  • Undertaking an initial environmental review
  • Core planning aspects of environmental policy – regulatory and impact issues
  • Developing an effective environmental policy &
  • Developing and delivering meaningful objectives and targets
  • Analysing and establishing operational controls
  • Building an effective communication, training and awareness programme
  • The importance of managing change and Making sense of EMS auditing
  • Understanding the certification / verification process
  • Defining the next steps – achieving continuous improvement with an EMSw

Duration - 1 Day

Please contact Expectra for pricing on these courses