Training Schedule 2016

SHEMSI Sdn Bhd supports your path towards sustainability by providing advice, training and auditing services. We are proud to introduce internationally recognised training courses in 2016 that enhance your capabilities and help you to meet challenges along your path to sustainability:

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Training Schedule 2016

Please take note that besides the courses listed in this schedule SHEMSI provides other sustainability related courses including on environmental and safety and health, such as Environmental Aspect/Impact and Safety and Health Hazard and Risk Identification, EMS/OHSMS Implementation, Internal EMS/OHS auditing etc. SHEMSI also provides customised in-house training to suit clients’ needs. Further information on our capabilities may be found on our website here.

Should you have any questions regarding our training courses, do drop us a line or give us a call at mail@shemsi.com or 03-51917858.

GRI G4 Certified Training Course organised by NCSR in collaboration with Shemsi – Kuala Lumpur 7 – 9 March 2016

The National Centre for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR) which is the official GRI Certified Training Partner for Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Phillipines, along with collaborating partner, SHEMSI, are pleased to announce that we will be delivering a GRI G4  Certified Training Course on Sustainability Reporting in Kuala Lumpur on 7 – 9 March 2016.

This three-day intensive workshop will introduce you to the elements of a sustainability report using the GRI’s five step process: “prepare, connect, define, monitor and report” and prepare you to coordinate the sustainability reporting process. You will receive your own copies of essential GRI publications and learn how to apply the GRI’s five-phase sustainability reporting process. The GRI Certified Training Program empowers participants to begin or improve their sustainability reporting using the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework.

*Those thinking of attending the course should note that a number of stock exchanges in ASEAN are in the process of either reviewing or changing their reporting requirements to include some form of sustainability reporting. Bursa Malaysia has recently launched its new Sustainability Framework, Sustainability Reporting Guide and Toolkits, to encourage public listed companies to take on the sustainability path. Attendance at this course may assist participants to better understand the revised requirements when they are published. *

Click here for the pdf brochure and form to register now.

GRI Mar 2016 brochure front pageFor further enquiries, contact us at mail@shemsi.com or 03-5191 7858.

GRI G4 Certified Training Course organised by NCSR in collaboration with Shemsi – Kuala Lumpur 17 – 19 November 2015

The National Centre for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR) which is the official GRI Certified Training Partner for Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Phillipines, along with collaborating partner, SHEMSI, are pleased to announce that we will be delivering a GRI G4  Certified Training Course on Sustainability Reporting in Kuala Lumpur on 17 – 19 November 2015.

This three-day intensive workshop will introduce you to the elements of a sustainability report using the GRI’s five step process: “prepare, connect, define, monitor and report” and prepare you to coordinate the sustainability reporting process. You will receive your own copies of essential GRI publications and learn how to apply the GRI’s five-phase sustainability reporting process. The GRI Certified Training Program empowers participants to begin or improve their sustainability reporting using the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework.

*Those thinking of attending the course should note that a number of stock exchanges in ASEAN are in the process of either reviewing or changing their reporting requirements to include some form of sustainability reporting. Bursa Malaysia has recently launched its new Sustainability Framework, Sustainability Reporting Guide and Toolkits, to encourage public listed companies to take on the sustainability path. Attendance at this course may assist participants to better understand the revised requirements when they are published. *

Click here for the pdf brochure and form to register now.

GRI Nov 2015 brochure front page

For further enquiries, contact us at mail@shemsi.com or 03-5191 7858.

GRI G4 Certified Training Course organised by NCSR in collaboration with Shemsi – Kuala Lumpur 4 – 6 August 2015

The National Centre for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR) which is the official GRI Certified Training Partner for Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Phillipines, along with collaborating partner, SHEMSI, are pleased to announce that we will be delivering a GRI G4  Certified Training Course on Sustainability Reporting in Kuala Lumpur on 4 – 6 August 2015.

This three-day intensive workshop will introduce you to the elements of a sustainability report using the GRI’s five step process: “prepare, connect, define, monitor and report” and prepare you to coordinate the sustainability reporting process. You will receive your own copies of essential GRI publications and learn how to apply the GRI’s five-phase sustainability reporting process. The GRI Certified Training Program empowers participants to begin or improve their sustainability reporting using the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework.

Click here for the pdf brochure and form to register now.GRI August brochure cover

For further enquiries, contact us at mail@shemsi.com or 03-5191 7858.

REVISION OF ISO 14001, ISO 45001/OHSAS18001 AND ISO 9001

Here are the latest updates on the progress of various ISO Standards that our consultants are working on:

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems

The Working Group revising ISO14001 has completed the final draft of the standard during their last meeting in London in April. Publication of the new standard is expected in September 2015. Certificate holders of the standard worldwide will be given a three year grace period by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to transition to the new standard.

Some of the main changes in ISO14001:2015 include the new high level structure (which is common to ISO 9001 and 45001), an emphasis on the context of the organisation, the needs and expectations of its interested parties, evaluation of risks and opportunities to the organisation and the environment and consideration of a life cycle perspective etc..

SHEMSI’s Senior Consultant, Amarjit Kaur, who has been involved with the revision of the standard since 2004 noted that: “The new standard will allow organisations to consider the risks to its operations from the environment through issues such as climate change as well as identifying the impacts it has on the environment. This will allow organisations to identify broader issues of risk which might compromise their operations in the long term and reduce their profitability.”

While our External Adviser, Stan Rodgers, who has been involved with the development of the standard since 1993 said: “The revised standard now follows a common high level structure which will facilitate integration with other standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and Business Continuity Management as well as Asset and Energy Management to provide an overarching management system. This in the long term will save organisations money but require those managing the system to posses a greater degree of competence than is currently required.”

SHEMSI is running an IEMA training course designed to guide individuals that are responsible for any environmental management system based on ISO 14001 to implement the new standard, click here to learn more or contact us at mail@shemsi.com.

ISO 45001/OHSAS18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

A new ISO standard, ISO 45001, on occupational health and safety management system requirements is being produced by a Project Committee, ISO PC 283, with the intention of publication in October 2016. The standard will be aligned with the upcoming revised ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), which are due for publication in 2015. This standard is intended to replace OHSAS 18001 which is likely to be withdrawn when ISO 45001 is published . The standard is a “sister” standard to ISO 14001 dealing with occupational health and safety.

Comments on the second committee draft of ISO 45001 – Occupational health and safety management standard systems – requirements with guidance for use have now closed and will be considered at the next meeting of PC283/WG1 in Dublin in June. This will be followed by a further meeting in September at which it is anticipated the standard will move to a draft international standard.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001 is about to reach the Final Draft International Stage (FDIS ballot expected by July) which will be circulated for editorial comment and voting and hopefully be published in September 2015. It should be noted that unlike ISO 14001 and 45001, ISO 9001 has no interpretative annex. The standard will be supplemented by ISO 9002 which is intended to meet this requirement. In view of this those implementing ISO 9001 should proceed with caution as the high level text can be read subjectively and organisations implementing the standard without the guidance in 9002 may find themselves misinterpreting the requirements in 9001.

Integrating Management Systems

Organisation implementing or upgrading a single standard such as ISO 9001 should be able to do so with limited external guidance as the new standard is based on the intent of the previous standard. Organisations opting to implement two or more of these standards should proceed with caution because of the high level structure and the different interpretations of similar clauses for each of the disciplines, environment, health and safety, etc.. Those advising on or implementing multiple systems will require a greater level of competence than is generally available in the marketplace and thus extra training for internal staff will be necessary and the selection of a competent external consultant should be done with extra care.