Implementing an Environmental Management System [EMS] (8
This unit begins by reviewing the ways in which organisations can
contribute to the pollution of our environment and moves on to
consider basic environmental and sustainable business practices. It
explains how to go about formulating an environmental policy along
with defining environmental objectives and targets, and writing
action plans for your EMS. It covers the principles of good
environmental management and stewardship, including the approach to
an environmental review, management reviews and a continual
improvement programme, and enables you to gain an appreciation of
the wider impact of environmental policy and regulation in
corporate environmental planning. The unit provides you with an
overview of formal environmental management quality standards such
as ISO 14001, EMAS and a phased approach using BS8555, together
with an understanding of how environmental management systems such
as these are audited and reported upon.
Key points covered in the unit include:
- Introduction to an EMS
- Writing an environmental policy; planning an EMS and carrying
out an initial environmental review
- Implementation of an EMS and developing environmental
- Environmental action plans, environmental performance
procedures and checking/corrective action
- The management review and the continual improvement
- EMS audit and certification/accreditation
- EMS for small/medium sized enterprises
Download the Unit Handbook from the panel on the right.
Provisional start dates for this unit:
w/c 2nd December 2013
w/c 24th February 2014
w/c 12th May 2014
w/c 8th September 2014
w/c 24th November 2014
The cost of the unit is £352.50 (+ VAT). The unit has a learning
time equivalent to 8 hours spread over 5 weeks.
To register for the unit please email Tom Owen or call 020 7831 3110.
CIWEM reserve the right to cancel any start date if there are
insufficient registrants. No refunds can be made less than 14 days
prior to the commencement of the unit although substitutions can be
made at any time.