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A 2-day online training “Environmental Management Systems” was held on July 30-31, 2020 within the framework of the programme “European Union for Environment” (EU4Environment) funded by the European Union.

Johannes Fresner delivered the Workshop. He has been for years the UNIDO expert and the Executive Director for STENUM GmbH, Austria.

The Workshop consisted of 2 sessions: theoretical and practical.


The agenda covered the following items:
– Environmental management: ISO 14001, continuous improvement, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as a continuation of resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP), benefits of EMS, success factors, management commitment;
– Organisation and environment: stakeholder analysis, context of the organisation, environmental policy, and environmental team;
– Initial assessment: planning of environmental aspects, risk based thinking, legal compliance, objectives, action plan;
– EMS elements: competence, awareness, communication and documentation; operational planning and control, emergency preparedness, performance evaluation, internal audit, management review.

In the practical session, all participants were divided into 6 groups. Each team was given an assignment concerning the environmental management system. During this session, all participants had an opportunity to discuss, analyse and perform the task together. Then, each facilitator presented the results of the completed task.

Over 50 participants (45% of them –  women) from 6 countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine) took part in the 2-day training.

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