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British Council Division, New Delhi.
In the project sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom through the British Council Division, TREC - STEP has designed, developed and launched a web-based Post Diploma Programme in Environmental Management Systems, targeted at working professionals and students. BHEL, Trichy with its vast experience and expertise in Environmental Management Systems has provided required inputs for developing the curriculum to meet the practical needs of the industry. National Centre for Business and Sustainability, University of Salford has also provided advisory inputs.
EMS is basically a tool for an organization for assessing and controlling the impact of its activities, products and services on its environment. EMS not only facilitates environmental protection but also acts as a catalyst to accelerate adoption of improved industrial management techniques and better production processes, which will result in improved operating efficiency and thus an increase in profits and a competitive edge for the whole business. This project shall bring together budding EMS professional and experts in respective fields of EMS to work together over the web to solve real life Environmental issues, in addition to providing a comprehensive curriculum in EMS, online.
The curriculum comprising of case studies, simulated exercises and sector specific projects on EMS, Experts Forum, an Internet Interaction Programme is the core contribution of the project.
TREC - STEP launched the Web Curriculum on 7th March, 2002, the website URL is www.step-ems.com. As part of this project, Seminars, Work-shops and sector specific training modules in Environmental Management Systems have been organized. This project assumes greater significance and social relevance today, where there is a rampant depletion of natural resources and degradation of the environment by building local and regional capabilities to effectively counter these issues.