The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the practical issues associated with implementing Environmental Management Systems (EMS) into organisations.  

This requires a thorough understanding of the concept of an EMS, as well as the most commonly used frameworks, primarily the ISO 14000 series of standards.  In addition, knowledge of the potential barriers and pitfalls during implementation and the practical measures that can be implemented is provided.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost


    Concessions available

Course structure

Lectures, group discussions, group work and site visits on campus.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and critique the ISO standards,
  • Differentiate between voluntary requirements and legal or regulatory requirements of EMS,
  • Evaluate the likely environmental aspects of an organisation, in terms of energy, waste, water and pollution, and the appropriate control mechanisms,
  • Design and implement an audit strategy to check compliance of an EMS with the ISO 14001 standard.

Core content

  • Introduction to the International Standards associated with EMS,
  • Environmental legislation and voluntary standards,
  • Barriers to implementation of EMS,
  • Waste technology and prevention measures,
  • Energy technology and monitoring,
  • Water use and technology.


Dr Gill Drew


Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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