ISO 14001: Environmental Management System – Awareness Course for Senior Executives

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  •  June 15, 2023
     12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: MEIA Office 310-112 Market Ave

Join us after the course for the ECO Canada Environmental Professional (EP) meet up! 5:00pm at the Saddlery right below the MEIA office.  For more details click here.

Leadership and commitment of management team is critical to the success of the Environmental Management System in an organization. The management team is not only required to participate in the implementation of EMS and allocate resources for effective implementation also need to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable practices. ISO 14001:2015 standard requires explicit commitment and participation from the organization’s leadership in not only setting the context but also plays a key role in continual improvement in the environmental performance of the organization. ISO 14001:2015 provides a framework that an organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. The
ISO 14001 awareness session course is designed to provide high level overview of the standard, share leading practices and provide insights on how the leadership team can participate in design, implementation and maintenance of an effective Environmental Management System of an organization, and lead by example.

The participants will learn:

• High level overview of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
• Organizational context, potential risks and opportunities
• Business case for an effective EMS and industry best practices
• Setting policy, objectives and strategic direction of your organization’s EMS
• Integrating EMS into business processes, strategy and decision making
• Leadership responsibilities in line with ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

Instructed by Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry, EP, CRSP

 As Vice President, Professional Services & ESG at ECO Canada, Yogendra oversees the development and delivery of professional services to support the rapidly growing network of the Canadian environment and sustainability workforce. He provides strategic insight and technical support for environment and sustainability programs and works closely with a diverse range of stakeholders including government, industry, Indigenous partners and the environment & sustainability professionals.

 For over 25 years of his career in the Environment and Sustainability sector, Yogi has delivered projects in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Yogi holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and MBA from University of Alberta. He also supports a number of Canadian and international academic institutions, standard-setting organizations, and industry associations in various professional capacities.

 Yogi leads ECO Canada’s Accreditation Program, Technical and Professional Services, ESG initiatives and ECO Canada’s Indigenous programs focused on Indigenous training and employment.