Environmental Management Systems (EMS) involve a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency. A well-designed EMS can help an organization address its regulatory demands in a systematic manner thereby reducing the risk of noncompliance. An EMS can also help address non-regulated issues such as pollution prevention, odor management, water usage and energy conservation.

In this one-day course participants will learn about EMS and how it can benefit their organization. Through the use of a Case Study and information they bring about their own company participants will leave with a draft EMS for their organization. It will include organizational Environmental Aspect and Impacts and Objectives and Targets for their organization’s significant environmental impacts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what an Environmental Management System (EMS) is and the benefits of establishing one in your organization
  • Define ‘greenwashing’ and ways that their organization can avoid ‘greenwashing’
  • Recognize the six KPI areas as defined by the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
  • Describe the steps necessary to develop an EMS
  • Assess the Environmental Impacts and Aspects within an organization
  • Define and apply an Environmental Significance standard to organizational Environmental Impacts
  • Develop Objectives and Targets for significant organizational environmental impacts

How You Will Benefit:

  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Reduced organizational risk
  • Improved organizational efficiency
  • Enhanced organizational brand reputation
  • Improved community relations
  • Greater opportunity to attract and retain Millennial and Gen Z employees

Who Should Attend:

  • Any individual responsible for adhering to environmental regulations

Course Format: Live instructor led (synchronous) 

Course Duration: 8 hours

This course does not have any sections.