Environmental Management Systems – Risk Management

Environmental Management Systems – Risk Management



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Course Overview


As concern develops for continually improving the quality of the environment, organisations of all kinds and sizes are increasingly directing their concentration toward the environmental effects of their activities, products and services.

ERM, environmental risk management refers to the “actual or potential threat of adverse effects on living organisms and the environment by effluents, emissions, wastes, resource depletion, etc., arising out of an organization’s activities.” Now more than ever, organisations all over the world are being forced to take a closer look at their actual and potential influence on the environment.

The environmental performance of an organisation is of significance to internal and external interested parties. Accomplishing sound environmental performance requires organisational commitment to a systematic approach and, to continual improvement of an environmental management system (EMS).

The goal of this course is to provide learners with the chance of gaining the skills and knowledge to develop, implement and/or improve an Environmental Management System (EMS).


Comprehend the various kinds of environmental aspects and their environmental impacts.
Comprehend the requirements of the environmental management standard ISO 14001:2004.
Enhance and implement an Environmental Management System (EMS).
Create a plan for obtaining EMS ISO 14001:2004 certification from a certifying authority.
Distinguish all the waste stream types and, the opportunities for recycling of waste.

Course Outline

Day 1

Introduction to Environmental Management

What Does the Term ‘Environment’ mean?
Advantages of Good Environmental Management.
Document Framework for an Environmental Management System.

Day 2

Key Environmental Management System (EMS) Elements.

Day 3

Comprehending Environmental Impacts

Comprehending Global, Regional and Local Environmental Issues.
How to Determine Significant Environmental Aspects?

Day 4

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Recognising Applicable Regulatory and Standards’ Requirements.

Day 5

Environmental Management Systems

Environmental Policy.
Initial Environmental Review (IER).

Day 6

Concepts of the Environmental Standard ISO 14001:2004.

Day 7

Internal Environmental Auditing

how to do an Environmental Audit?

Day 8

Management Review Process.

Day 9

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Elements of the EIA Process

Day 10

Carrying out an EIA
Analysis of Impacts

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