We got an email through from Groundwork. (ISO14001 is pretty tough. Back in January we reported on how Manchester-based law firm Pannone achieved it).
We are writing to inform you of our ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Training day on the 31st May 2012. This course is crucial to those who wish to achieve and maintain a successful environmental management system certified to ISO 14001:2004 or BS8555:2003. The course requires no previous knowledge of environmental management or auditing as in completion of this course delegates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to audit an EMS and associated activities.
The role of environmental auditing with an EMS
Key components of an EMS internal auditing procedure
How to plan and prepare an EMS Internal Audit
How to conduct an EMS Internal Audit
Understand the benefits of conducting internal audits
Identify the key principles of EMS internal auditing
Understand how to conduct an EMS internal audit.
DATE: 31st May 2012
VENUE: Groundwork Timber Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, M15 4LD (see map)
COST: £150+vat (10% discount for BEA members)
FOR: Any persons with the responsibility of conducting EMS Internal Audits (no previous knowledge needed)
ISO 14001 is just another ‘tick-in-the-box’ exercise. As long as you say you intend to achieve even minor environmental improvements to your business, you get a ‘tick-in-the-box’. What environmental improvements have Pannone managed to accomplish in the past year? Have the put in place rainwater harvesting or grey water recycling for example? What would a law firm actually need to do to achieve ISO 14001?
what do YOU think a law firm like Pannone should do? Specifically. I reckon they are interested enough to give any specific ideas a hearing… Over to you.