Training course  20% discount for FDF Members

Training: The benefits of moving from Environmental Management to Sustainability- Nov 2020


FDF Member £120.00 (Saving £30)

Non Member £150.00

All prices exclude VAT.


SLR Consulting is delighted to offer these half day training courses, which will in the morning provide an introduction to environmental law and in the afternoon explain the benefits of moving from environmental compliance to a sustainable business approach.

Delegates have the option of attending one or both of the training courses, with a discounted rate if attending both.

The benefits of moving from Environmental Management to Sustainability 

Traditionally, environmental management for many organisations has tended to focus on operational performance issues such as pollution prevention and legal compliance, waste management and utility consumption. Whilst the introduction of the revised environmental management system standard ISO 14001 in 2015 has encouraged a broader perspective, many organisations experience difficulties in trying to integrate environmental risk and opportunity with the business strategy and throughout the organisational value chain. 

The environmental and sustainability agenda is rapidly evolving, with issues such as climate change, biodiversity, plastic, packaging, procurement, supply chain management and life cycle thinking resulting in increased internal and external stakeholder communications. This presents both risk and opportunity for organisations, and a need for internal departments to work more collaboratively and strategically to manage performance.

This course will discuss the main current and future environmental risks and opportunities facing organisations, and examples of practical steps to integrate these issues into and throughout the wider business to support effective management and performance improvement. The course will set out these approaches within the concept of sustainability which will be defined in a business context alongside suggested approaches organisations can take to move from environmental management into the broader framework of sustainability performance, aligned to the organisational strategy and core business objectives.

Who should attend:

The course will be of interest to environmental and sustainability practitioners, as well as middle and senior management as it will discuss how moving from environmental management to sustainability can support organisations in achieving their strategic business objectives.

Presenter: Colin Malcolm

Colin Malcolm is an IEMA Fellow, a Chartered Environmentalist, and has over twenty year’s continuous experience in the delivery of environmental sustainability services. This includes environmental law and risk management, sustainability in the value chain, auditing, management systems, resource efficiency, carbon and waste management.

Colin is an experienced environmental trainer and has routinely written and delivered courses certified by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) including the Foundation and Certificate in Environmental Management, the Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice and the half day senior management briefing course Leading with Environmental Sustainability. Colin is a retained associate tutor with Make UK and regularly supports in the delivery of their range of IEMA certified environmental courses, and has also been a lecturer with Oxford Brooks University delivering modules on their MSc course in Health, Safety and Environmental Management. Colin has also designed and delivered courses on environmental law on behalf of IEMA to their membership base, and has been retained by IEMA as a panel assessor for the interview process for Full Member applicants.






Organiser: Kirsty Ritchie, 0131 222 8040,