CARY, N.C., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ISO 14000 is an internationally approved specification for the development of an environmental management system (EMS). Both industry and government are beginning to see proof of the many positive impacts an EMS can have on a company's environmental and financial performance. In addition to these rewards, market pressures may begin to bring about customer requirements for certification, similar to the case of ISO 9000, making it necessary to gain certification in order to remain competitive. Environmental Resource Center and Competitive Edge announced today an agreement to add Competitive Edge?s ANSI/RAB accredited ISO 14000 Lead Auditor training to Environmental Resource Center?s comprehensive course schedule of environmental, health, and safety training. This five day advanced ISO 14000 EMS Lead Auditor course is designed to provide knowledge and practical hands-on experience in EMS program auditing. Through eleven audit simulation exercises students will gain valuable experience and a clearer understanding of how to audit an ISO 14001 EMS. As a result, they will build a foundation of knowledge to develop EMS auditing skills and leave with the confidence to effectively audit an ISO 14001 EMS. This course is ANSI/RAB accredited. Successful completion of an ANSI/RAB accredited course is a prerequisite to obtaining RAB EMS Auditor certification. Courses are currently scheduled for Dayton, Ohio (November 9-13, 1998) and Charlotte, North Carolina (November 30-December 4, 1998). Additional courses will be held in cities across the country throughout 1999. ISO 14000 certification requires a team effort and Environmental Resource Center and Competitive Edge support this effort by offering companies the opportunity to send one employee for free, with every two paid registrations. In addition to comprehensive training and course materials, students can also receive 500 American Airlines AAdvantage miles with attendance. For more information or to register, call 1-800-537-2372, ext. 222, fax 919-469-1585, visit http://www.ercweb.com, e-mail email@example.com, or mail Environmental Resource Center, 101 Center Pointe Drive, Cary, NC 27513. Environmental Resource Center, a full-service consulting firm located in Cary, North Carolina, has been providing environmental consulting and educational services since 1981. For additional information on this press release, contact Tammy Nielsen at 919-469-1585 ext. 226.
SOURCE Environmental Resource Center