Management systems and auditing



This course is dedicated to developing student’s analytical skills in collecting relevant data, measuring and tracking the environmental performance of an organization over time. Emphasis will be placed on practical approaches to improving environmental performance over time across organizational functions to support organizations in meeting their environmental and economic goals for multiple sectors.

The course will consider the construction and implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS) in order to design the integration of environmental interactions that match their specific organizational processes, which lead to the reduction of environmental impacts while increasing operating efficiency of the current internal processes and practices. The course will also explore issues of continuous improvement based on ISO 14001:2015 standard and framework. It will be linked to risk management approaches to monitor and improve environmental performance which will benefit the organization’s triple bottom line. Environmental auditing will be dealt with in the context of the systems-based approach and will examine audit methodology, measurement, assurance and reporting issues.

Assessment: 100% coursework