546-0522/01 – Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorRNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorRNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2014/2015
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOD009 Ing. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
LAB25 RNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Introduction to EMS problematics, implementation, economics of the system, impact on company competitiveness and image

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Project work

Summary

Environmental Management Sytems - history, legislation, implementation, certification and/or validation, advantages for companies, integration into the integrated management system, environmental reporting, CSR

Compulsory literature:

1. Weiß Philipp and Jörg Bentlage: Environmental Management Systems and Certification (book 4 Environmental Management BUP), Baltic University Press, 2007. 266 pages + CD. ISBN: 91-975526-3-1 2. Norms ISO 14000, ISO 9000, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, ISO 26000, SA 8000, ISO 19011 3. EMAS regulation 4. ESAP - Environmental Self-Assessment Program (http://www.gemi.org/GEMIPublications.aspx) Internet – www.cenia.cz, www.mzp.cz, www.unido.org, www.unep.org , www.cai.cz

Recommended literature:

various scientific journals (Elsevier, Emerald)

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Contents of exercise: 1. Introduction –structure of exercise, requirements 2. Principles of ISO 14001 and EMAS – comparison 3. Initial assessment (establishing of fictive company incl. inputs and outputs, register of legislation), designing of environmental policy, several env.policy case studies, external communication 4. Presentation of company and its environmental policy, designing of methodology for environmental aspects assessment 5. Presentation of company environmental aspects assessment method, brainstorming for company objectives and targets setting 6. Presentation of proposed objectives and targets, organizational chart and responsibility matrix 7. Presentation of company responsibility matrix, designing the structure of employees training and education (various concepts according to working position) 8. Internal and external communication, environmental reporting 9. System of documents control, internal directive for documentation, operational control, emergency preparedness 10. Presentation of documents control directive, monitoring and internal audits 11. Excursion 12. Excursion 13. Environmental accounting (application to EMS) 14. Conclusions, credits.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction – evolution of environmental protection strategies, preventative strategy, historical context (Club of Rome, Our Common Future, Agenda 21) 2. Evolution of formalized management systems (QMS, EMS, OHSAS) 3. Environmental management systems - base, why to implement in the company, connection to other managerial systems. Terminology of EMS. 4. EMS specification, how to start implementation (environmental policy, goals and targets, employees training, documentation control) 5. Tools for implementation and certification of EMS (legislation, accreditation of certification bodies) 6. Project control and its tools (LogFRAME) 7. Difficulties in EMS implementation (incl. costs and payback), benefits for company. 8. Legislation and norms for EMS (EMAS, ISO 14001) 9. Situation in CR (spreading of EMS, legislative backup) 10. Company self assessment, using ESAP tool, designing of environmental policy, register of environmental impacts in company. 11. Structure of employees training according to their position in company, designing of goals and targets from ESAP results 12. Audits of EMS – internal, external, certification. Training of internal auditors. Preparation of internal audits documents. Planning of audit follow-ups. 13. Environmental performance evaluation (ISO 14031). Implementation of product tools to EMS. 14. CSR, environmental reporting.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2009/2010 Summer semester, validity until: 2014/2015 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit  
        Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
O - ECTS FMG - Study Further 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block
O - ECTS FMG - Study Further 2013/2014 Full-time Czech Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block
O - ECTS FMG - Study Further 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block