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Business Environmental Training Initiative Plus (BETI+) for ISO 14001

BETI+ provides extensive environmental business training and on site support to help businesses implement an ISO 14001 environmental management system.

Many of you are experiencing mounting supply chain pressure to tangibly demonstrate that you have an environmental management system in place, and the BETI+ programme will support you in doing just that.

You can choose as much or as little of the training and support as you need. On offer is:

  • A one-day Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Waste Awareness Certificate course, which leads to a nationally recognised qualification
    This course provides sound, practical advice on how you can meet your legal, systems and sustainable business obligations with regard to how you deal with waste. Much of the course is taught using examples, questions and answers, and workshops where you can look at waste issues you want to deal with.
    For more information about what the course covers, visit http://www.ciwm.co.uk/pm/389
  • A five-day Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Level 3 Environmental Management course, which also leads to a nationally recognised qualification
    The course covers environmental impacts and aspects, policy, management programme and techniques, auditing, reporting, legislation and standards. It is invaluable for any manager looking to manage the implementation of an environmental management system – formal or informal. Holders of this qualification are recognised as “legally competent” in the eyes of both BS 8555 and ISO 14001.
    For more information about the topics and areas covered by the course, please contact GBN directly.
  • On-site help and advice to gain certification to ISO 14001
    We can provide on-site specialist help in how to implement your environmental management system, develop your processes and procedures to meet the requirements of the Standard, and how to maintain the system once certification has been achieved.
  • Integrating your systems
    If you're already running quality systems to ISO 9001, or certified health and safety systems, we can also offer on-site support to integrate these systems with your ISO 14001 environmental management system. This helps to avoid duplication of effort and documentation.

If you're not sure how much of the support and training on offer, we can carry out a preliminary visit and set up a support programme that is tailored to meet the needs of your organisation.

Following BETI+, GBN can also offer subsidised or free advice to businesses in Bedfordshire through its resource efficiency club.

We can spread payments for the full BETI+ package over one year if this helps its affordability, or you can pay as you use the services on offer.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of any of the BETI+ package of training and support, email Jane Varley at: info@gbn-bedfordshire.org.uk.