Applied Environmental Management Systems

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Applied Environmental Management Systems

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About the Course

Since the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit (UNCED) held in 1992, environmental issues have been drawn to the forefront of organizations’ operations and possibly their reputations. A review of the world’s press often reveals spillages, toxic releases, fires, and other pollution events. There are efficiency opportunities from better use of energy, water and from reducing waste in a systematic way. Participants will receive a template Environmental Management System (EMS) manual for their own use as part of the study materials. This class provides a complete review of the international standard for environmental management, ISO 14001:2015, as well as other environmental management techniques. Over five days, the class works through the PDCA improvement cycle provided by ISO 14001, teaching the tools and techniques of excellent practice. The course includes a week- long practical implementation case study set in the fictional highly-realistic setting of oil products distribution company Melvis Group where the new learning is validated through application. Please see for more information.

Designed For

Environmental professionals seeking a deeper knowledge of environmental management systems (EMS) and/or external certification to ISO 14001, H&S managers wanting to broaden their knowledge in a related discipline, project managers, other staff with delegated environmental responsibilities such as those related to energy, waste, or water.

Course Objectives

Successfully design and use the principle elements of an environmental management system in a typical petrochemical organisation
Identify and integrate key tools associated with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management, including environmental impact assessment, setting and progressing environmental

objectives, emergency preparedness, and incident investigation
Reflect on, shape, and initiate improvements in the environmental (HSE) culture of an organization
Communicate a powerful improvement message to a team of senior leaders.


Stephen Theophilus