The IEMA Certified EMS Implementation Course

Implement effectively an Environmental Management System in your organisation

What our students say about the course and us?

Lynn Dickinson

Director of Sustainability and B Leader, Gather.


Incredibly generous toolkit

The Green Element Environmental Management - ISO 14001 online course did exactly what it said on the can – kept it simple, practical and achievable by providing an incredibly generous toolkit meaning you have everything you need to get started.

​Karen Higgins

Head of Sustainability

Grant Thornton LLP

​Massive Annual Savings

​In 2015/16 Grant Thornton UK made average savings of 15% per employee in utilities, travel and paper usage, creating group-wide savings of £1.89m compared with 2014/15.

​Alan Donnachie

Head of Facilities

Regent's University London

​Much more effiicient

​We have achieved savings of 500 tonnes of carbon emissions and 160, 000 kilowatt-hours of energy. The university has also, perhaps more noticeably, reduced our running costs by £24,000 a year.

Are you a sustainable and environment warrior?

Upskill yourself to become an environment and sustainable leader

Are you genuinely concern about sustainability? Do you wish to help you organisation to reduce its environmental impact but you struggle to understand where to start? Are you unsure what resources you need and how to go about the reduction process?

This course will help and direct you through the process of reducing your organisation's environmental impact and ensure you do not miss anything out. We help you with your environmental policy, how to communicate to all relevant parties, what you should concentrate on to reduce, how to manage your legal compliance and much more. We have designed this course for you, in order to achieve the reductions that the United Nations are talking about; we need you to be armed with the knowledge that we have as consultants.

What will you get if sign up?

  • Immediate Start
  • Lifetime Access
  • Access to all modules
  • Access to private LinkedIn group
  • Two private coaching call
  • 50% off Compare your Footprint
  • Three extra bonuses
What is in the course?

​There are 18 modules and 24 different templates

Once you have signed up you will have access to 18 modules specially designed to help you ensure your organisation reduces its environmental impact. You will have access to 20 different templates that will help you on this journey. The course should take anytime between one month and three months to complete. At the end of the course if you wish to embark on your IEMA membership certification then we invite you to take our exam (60% of this is a written essay case study 1,000 word limit, outlining how you have met key learning objectives and 40% of the assessment is answering our multiple choice competency questions). You will have three months to complete your assessment.

Module 1: Project Strategy Planning

Learn about the foundations of ISO 14001 certification, as well as how to plan an environmental strategy for your organisation. Discover how to successfully plan your strategy, and in what order you should be performing tasks to complete this objective.

Module 2: Environmental Impact List

Understand the key industry terminology and how to identify the impacts of your organisation, record them in an impact register and rank their significance. Explore a case study with us to see some best practices, which will give you a good example of what you can do.

Module 3: Data Gathering

‘Data gathering is the process of collecting and measuring information on targeted variables in an established system, which then enables one to answer relevant questions and evaluate outcomes.’ Watch our step to step guide at tackling this important stage in implementing your environmental management system. Use our accessible templates to gather and analyse your organisation’s data. 

Module 4: Setting Goals

Learn what business environmental sustainability means, plus review the Sustainability Development Goals through looking at a case study. Explore 3 keys areas to really help you identify and prioritise your organisation’s environmental impact. Use our tools to help you set your targets and objectives.

Module 5: Staff Training

Staff training should be considered in and should take place throughout the entire process, but it will be beneficial to be done early so that the skills learnt can be applied. Learn why it is important to train your employees on the fundamentals of environmental consciousness. We discuss the most effective methods for training your staff in the workplace, along with how to record the training as proof of compliance when pursuing ISO certification.

Module 6: Define Roles and Responsibilities

Learn about roles and responsibilities in managing an environmental program, why these roles need to be defined, how to identify the best people for each role, creating a roles and responsibility document, and what to do if the company structure changes or someone leaves the organisation. Hear about a case study from Green Element, the creator of this course.

Module 7: Implementing Changes

Learn about how your company can initiate change, what the potential barriers are, how to overcome these barriers, and a review of the nudge theory. Get ready for a lesson that will help you transform your organisation.

Module 8.1: Required Documentation

Explore the importance of the environmental documentation for your business and how to streamline and maintain the process. Learn about the must have documents, how to organise them using folders, and we will share several recommended examples of best practices. We will also be looking at how to maintain quality control of documents and keep a timeline of when it was updated.

Module 8.2: Communication Strategy

Communication is a critical aspect of any environmental management planning. Learn when communication should take place, what a communication register is, why this is important to use, and the types of communication that should be recorded. You will also learn how to present the information in a clear manner to reduce any conflict or misunderstanding.

Module 8.3: Create Environmental Policy

Learn how to maintain and keep your environmental policy and hear about an actual company’s experience. Explore the points that need to be covered in your policy and how to communicate it to staff and external stakeholders.

Module 8.4: Create Emergency Response Policies

Discover your role as an environmental manager in the case of an emergency that results in damage to the environment. It is important to be prepared for any eventuality. This module will help you set policies and plans to overcome potential environmental risks.

Module 8.5: Update Compliance Update Register

Learn what a compliance register is and how it’s used. Explore the difference between being compliant and non-compliant and the impact this can have on your organization. You will also discover what a legal compliance register document looks like and how this information fits into an EMS. We’ll look at what the ISO 14001 standard says about requirements to be legally compliant, and introduce some places where you can find information and further support. Lastly, we will look a case study and talk about the complexities of properties that double as housing.

Module 8.6: Update Website with CSR Plans

Discover what CSR is and why it’s needed. Also see how to ensure your company practices CSR and how you can best communicate this both internally to staff and externally to stakeholders.

Module 9: Internal Audit/Make Corrections

Learn about internal audits and why they are necessary in ensuring your organisation is compliant. You’ll get a chance to see what a real audit looks like and how to use these results to make any needed corrections.

Module 10: EMS Effectiveness Check

Explore a system for running an EMS effectiveness check within the context of operating an environmental management system. This is crucial for ensuring you pass your external audit and achieve ISO 14001.

Module 11: Management Review

Hear everything you need to know about management reviews, including when they should take place, how to structure them, what they should cover and who should be involved. We will also be discussing what will happen next, and what the management meeting means to the overall process of the EMS.

Module 12: External Audit

Find out why it’s needed, the steps involved in an external audit, how to use the results and some tips for making this a smooth and trouble-free process.

Module 13: Certification and Afterwards

Learn what the ISO 14001 certification is about, who provides this certification, what it looks like, how to use the results going forward and some next steps you can take as an environmental manager.


Now it’s time to introduce our Bonuses!

What else is there in the course that ​we haven’t explained in your modules above?

​We feel that we ​have included everything we can think of within the course. Because of that we have included 50% off, in our opinion, the most comprehensive easy to use software within the environmental market that helps you manage/understand and benchmark your carbon footprint. We have also included a sign up to a group for peer help and a one time offer of a check in at the end of the course. This is a limited offer and the offer does end!

Bonus 1

​Compare Your Footprint is the first comprehensive online carbon calculator which compares your company with others in your industry. It helps you report and adhere to SECR without the use of a consultant.

Compare Your Footprint enables your organisation to report greenhouse gas emissions inventories and reduce energy, travel, waste and supply chain usage and costs, achieving better results than you would be able to anticipate. 

Bonus 2
​Access to our Private Green Element Academy LinkedIn Group

You will get unlimited access to our Green Element Academy LinkedIn Group. This will mean that you have access to Green Element staff and ​your peers forever in a closed environment. You can ask any question that you need to help you green up your organisation. ​

By having this unlimited access you can discuss practical ways of reduction, and the problems that you face with likeminded individuals.

Bonus 3
​Free Review of your Environmental Management System

We will review your whole environmental management program and give you some expert advice once you have finished the course. We will give you a 1 hour online call that you can book at the end of the course at your convenience.

About The Course Teacher;

Will Richardson

A pioneer and early adopter of many now-mandatory environmental standards, Will's visionary approach and inspiring leadership is exemplary. He is also a current board member and former Chairman of the Metropolitan Branch of CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management).

  • Designed and Authored article for the Law Society's Legal Sustainability Alliance: 'Implementing and Environmental Management System'.

  • Presented paper as guest speaker at Renewable Energy Conference for Hampshire County Council: 'The Pros and Cons of Large Scale Wind Turbine Projects and the Concept of a Wind Turbine Co-operative'.

  • Runner-up in a national CIWEM competition, presenting a paper discussing car transportation: 'Passenger Cars, CO2 emissions and energy: What is the future?'.

  • Part-time lecturer at University of Brunel for MSc in Environmental Management for Business specialising in ISO 14001.

Picture of Will Richardson (Green Element)
Environmental Management ISO 14001 Course
​Embed Sustainability

​By completing this course you are embedding sustainability into your organisation. 

Reduce Energy costs

You will significantly reduce energy costs and improve operational efficiencies. 

Return on Investment

You will able to reduce your environmental impact cost effectively.


​You will be able to complete this course in your own time. ​Your organisation will be able to reduce its impact as quickly as you want it to.

Staff Engagement

You have the opportunity to get your staff involved and engaged along the implementation by making them actively participate. 

Enhanced In-house Expertise

You will come out of the course as a very knowledgable environmental leader with the set of skills to reduce your organisation's environmental impact.

Enrol now for only £ 497

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for ​60-Days

We at Green Element have been helping organisations for coming up to 20 years. In that time we still work with many of the our original companies and feel that the quality of the work we complete is the highest we can possibly make it. We want you to feel that way and you to come away and not just think that you have bought a fantastic course but want to tell all your friends about it!

Frequently Asked Questions

​When does the course start and finish?

​What if I am unhappy with the course?

​How long do I have access to the course?

​How do I get the free course check up?

​How do I receive the 50% off

​Will I get to understand everything about Greening Up my organsation?

​Thanks from me.....

​Thank you so much for ​considering going on this course. My passion is to green up as many organisations as possible. This can only be possible if more people know what to do. I have set it as one of my goals to help as many people embrace a more environmental way to green up their organisation as possible. We also have a podcast that helps you on this journey. Please get in touch with me if you want to join us on this journey​;

​My personal number is +441316770183