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Introduction to environmental management


This is a practical 6-hour instructor led classroom course delivered in your workplace to meet your requirements. It is designed to introduce environmental issues and their relevance to business activities.

Outline and content

  • Key environmental issues and their relevance to business.
  • Impacts of pollution and the role of environmental legislation.
  • Managing environmental risk within an organisation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session delegates will have an understanding of: 

  • How businesses interact with the environment
  • The importance of resource efficiency
  • The risks associated with climate change and its effect on business
  • The types of pollutants generated by business
  • The scope of environmental legislation and the role of regulators
  • The risks associated with pollution and non-compliance with legislation
  • Ways to improve resource efficiency
  • The application of waste hierarchy
  • The benefits of environmental management systems



Course length

1 day.

Up to 12 people.


No formal assessment.


International Workplace certificate of attendance.