Developing an Environmental Management System (EMS)

Elizabeth Shanley · January 31, 2022

Course Description:

As more customers expect sustainability from their suppliers, companies are starting to pay closer attention to the environmental impact in their value chains. To work with these customers and give your business a competitive advantage, you must show a commitment to protecting the environment. Do you have a documented system to demonstrate this commitment? It might sound like a daunting task, but it does not have to be. This course will help you develop a detailed environmental management system—an EMS—to demonstrate that you are doing your part to be an accountable partner and an environmental steward in your business operations. 

Companies that assess, manage, and communicate their environmental performance grow faster than their competitors and help their local communities and the planet thrive. Did you know you can optimize your own energy use, lower your operating costs, improve your efficiency, and increase the value you bring to your customers by implementing an EMS?

During this course, we will develop an action plan to create and achieve your environmental objectives and reduction targets. Having a well-developed EMS will give your business a competitive edge and open your business to better opportunities. Your customers are looking for it, your suppliers value it, and it gives purpose to your employees. 

PG&E is passionate about environmental sustainability and even more committed to ensuring that diverse businesses are ready to compete in today’s marketplace by creating positive impact and value for their customers, communities, and the planet.

Our expert-led courses build confidence and bring valuable expertise and practical tools that you can apply to your business today. This course will show you how to develop your EMS with easy-to-follow steps, best practices, and tools to guide you, whether you are a large corporation or a small, family-owned business. Your course instructor, industry expert Elizabeth Shanley from The Fehlig Group, will share her pro tips and offer her guidance on this journey so you can take the next steps for your business. 

Course Goals:

  • Describe an environmental management system (EMS) and why it is essential to have one for your company.
  • Learn an easy-to-follow framework to develop an EMS as outlined by nationally and globally respected organizations.
  • Begin developing an EMS for your business including your environmental policy and action plan.

Downloadable Takeaway:

  • Developing an Environmental Management System Course Workbook
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Course Instructor: Elizabeth Shanley, Impact Advisor, The Fehlig Group

Elizabeth Shanley is a second-generation Impact Advisor for The Fehlig Group, a full-service management consulting firm in sustainability. She was exposed to sustainability at a young age, when her mother, Mary Fehlig, started the business in 1993 to help businesses of all sizes develop comprehensive sustainability strategies. Prior to joining The Fehlig Group, Elizabeth held a number of increasingly responsible positions in the hospitality industry. Leveraging her experiences there, she saw an opportunity to apply the broader approach of sustainability to improve the employee experience in hotels. Since creating The Fehlig Groups’ unique Employee Engagement Initiative program, she has broadened her involvement in other areas of ESG. Elizabeth and her colleagues assist clients from all industries in the full spectrum of sustainability strategy including environmental management, social impact, workplace practices, and supply chain management.

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Course Includes

  • 6 Sections
  • 18 Lessons
  • 2 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate

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