Environmental Management Systems


Course Content:

Course material is based on that delivered as MSc module CL955 at Strathclyde University for 2011/12 and 2012/13 academic years.

  • Description of Environmental Management Systems based on ISO 14001 with reference to BS8555 and EMAS options
  • Practical Implementation Approaches and the Wider Context
  • Case Studies
  • Class Discussions
  • Home Work Exercise based on participant’s own organisation
  • Text Book and copy of ISO14001 as reference material

Each participant organisation will receive its own copy of text book included in the price.

Ardent ecopreneur

“I attended Siv’s class on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) during my M.Sc. in Environmental Entrepreneurship at University of Strathclyde. The most engaging aspect of her course were the thought-provoking assignments she gave. It brought out the best in us and helped understand EMS from broad as well as micro perspectives. It was a learning experience to have studied under her. I wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

Indrajit Shaw, India

Engineer – Renewables & Environment

“I was Siv’s student for the 2011/12 sessions at Strathclyde University. She taught me ISO14001/Environmental Management Systems module at MSc level. She is very hard working and will always push for the extra mile to ensure all the relevant concepts sink amicably into your consciousness. She is a good teacher who emphasizes on the practical approach to learning. Her lecture sessions were very interactive and therefore very interesting. Perhaps it may be because she is a practitioner in EMS. She organised a trip to a big quarry in Douglas Muir (Glasgow outskirts) that exposed many of the students to the real challenges out there. All about her can be summed up in one sentence: ‘She has EMS at heart, she practices it and teaches it well, but when she trains you, you end up appreciating EMS as viable practical reality to Environmental Management’
Trust me !!!”

Emmanuel Karavina, Kenya

Director, Entrepreneur and Software Developer

The course provided a practical and concise review of the main environmental and sustainability issues related to current business practice and their environmental impacts with specific focus on improvement through the use of Environmental Management Systems.

We were given an appreciation of the environmental impacts related to the activities of a business through the critique of relevant case studies, frameworks and industry standards within the context of current environmental legislation.  Ultimately we were equipped with valuable tools and knowledge to improve business efficiency, meet current legislation, and to attain the relevant ISO standards through the design and implementation of an EMS framework.

I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Informative and delivered in a concise and efficient manner by a highly experienced engineering professional, this course is a must for any individual or organisation with aspirations of attaining a sustainable business operation”.

David Baillie, Scotland

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