Applied Environmental Management Systems - AEM

Discipline: Multi-Discipline Training / Health, Safety, Environment
Level: Foundation
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  • About the course
  • Designed For
  • You will learn
  • Course Content
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.
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.
How To:
  • Successfully design and use the principle elements of an environmental management system in a typical petrochemical organisation
  • Identify and integrate key tools associated with environmental management including environmental impact assessment, setting and progressing environmental objectives, emergency preparedness, and incident investigation
  • Reflect on, shape, and initiate improvements in the environmental culture of an organization
  • Communicate a powerful improvement message to a team of senior leaders
  • Context of the organization
  • Leadership and commitment
  • Environmental policy
  • Roles, responsibilities, and authorities
  • Actions to address risks and opportunities (aspects, compliance, objectives)
  • Resources, competence, awareness, communication, documentation
  • Operational planning and control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis, and evaluation
  • Internal audit
  • Management review
  • Improvement