We usually fail to consider things like sustainability, or how our permits and plans interact with each other. For example, your air emissions may be perfectly acceptable under your Clean Air Act permit, but clearly point out that you're engaging in toxic pollutant emissions under EPCRA Reporting. Or, although in compliance, what impact does your stormwater discharge really have, and might the environment (and your bottom line) improve by harvesting stormwater for use in our process rather than discharging it?
An environmental management system is going to change how you think because it forces you to have everything under one roof, for (usually) easy review. A comprehensive EMS requires a company to focus on their activities and resultant environmental impacts across the board - not just how they fit into some specific regulatory program.
So, for these reasons, an EMS can be a real challenge for some companies or organizations. And for that, in order to make the EMS work effectively, you need one thing - training.
Who should apply?
- Individuals intending to learn about Environmental Management fundamentals.
- Professionals looking to advance into the Energy & Environment sectors.
- Managers and executives wanting to improve their approach to compliance and environmental protection.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Ensure a holistic approach to environmental impacts
- Focus on only critical aspects and processes
- Make use of time-tested, mature approaches recognized worldwide
- Establish positive relationships with regulators
- Issues in traditional approach
- The EMS approach
- Operational Management Program (OMP)
- The EMS scope
- Activities and Significance
- Objectives, targets and progress indicators
- Assigning roles, responsibilities, and accountability
- Quality checking the EMS
- Management Review and oversight
- Communications in the EMS
- Implementation Sequence
The methods for training will entail the use of guided sessions, presentations and practical exercises. The course will also utilize web-based tutorials and group work whereby the participants will work with professionals in these fields.