08 September | Environmental Management System (EMS) training

08 September | Environmental Management System (EMS) training

An environmental management system (EMS) provides a demonstration to clients and stakeholders of your commitment to the environment. Used effectively, it can:

  • Reduce waste management costs
  • Make energy and water savings
  • Improve bottom line profitability.
  • Be used as a marketing aid to tender for contracts.

This workshop will help you develop an Environmental Management System. If you tender for public and private sector work you may need to have an EMS to help you compete for that tender.

This training course is based on the requirements of phases 1 and 2 of British Standard 8555 (BS8555) which is the UK environmental management standard. It is also relevant to you if you want to implement an EMS to Eco-Management Audit System (EMAS), ISO 14001 or Green Dragon.

The course will help you with practical tips and provide actual templates that you can use to begin the EMS process in your own business and will be delivered in a practical and down to earth format.

The course covers:

background to procurement requirements in the UK
types of EMS available and their relative costs
how to carry out a baseline environmental review
developing an environmental policy
environmental risk management
compliance with legislation and legal registers
the importance of utility and waste monitoring
how to construct an EMS Improvement Plan
the importance of continual improvement
the external audit and what to expect

When: Thursday 8th. September 2016, 08:30 – 14:00 Where: Business in Focus (Bocam Park), Pencoed, CF35 5LJ
Distance: ~ 4 miles from Bridgend Event organiser: Business Wales Cost: Free

Please book via the Business Wales website.