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Join this free online course to learn how SAP solutions for environment, health, and safety can support your company in reducing health and safety risks and becoming more sustainable.

The course SAP Environment, Health, and Safety for Operational Sustainability has moved and is now available on the SAP Learning site. The openSAP platform will be discontinued at the end of July 2024.

Self-paced since June 24, 2021
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

Protecting the workforce and managing the company's impact (positive or negative) on the environment is fundamental to any sustainable business. For this reason, most manufacturers maintain environmental, health, and safety management programs.

The pressure to improve health and safety risk management and reduce negative environmental impact comes from social responsibility, an increasing number of regulations, and related stakeholder expectations for more sustainable operations. However, lack of transparency due to things like manual processes and scattered data often leads to the failure of environment, health, and safety management, and prevents employees from contributing to a collaborative safety culture. Integrated and transparent environment, health, and safety management is required to effectively mitigate risks and reduce harm.

In this course we’ll present typical environment, health, and safety challenges. You’ll learn how the SAP solutions for environment, health, and safety can support your company in solving these challenges. The beginning of the course will be focused on the domain and the context regarding environment, health, and safety. It will then move into specific business processes and topics and demonstrate how SAP EHS handles them. Finally, you’ll learn how the latest technologies such as the Internet of Things can be used to reduce environmental, health, and safety risks. Furthermore, you’ll understand how SAP Environment, Health, and Safety can help your company to react to disruptions such as COVID-19.

Here is what some participants are saying about the course:

“This is a very good course, provide IT functional different views from business perspective, Thanks very much!” Read the original post

“I am impressed on the clear and concise presentation that has impacted knowledge.” Read the original post

“You delivered such a smooth experience into the learning this week. I consider the SAP's environment management solution essential to business to know of, given its importance in helping to meet increasing environmental awareness and regulation.” Read the original post

“I liked the course. I benefited greatly from the discussion around the safety culture issue.” Read the original post

“It's very good point of view on contiguous areas, for me, SAP EHSM and Plant Maintenance. The same challenges, difficulties and, of course, eternal misunderstanding managers, workers and board. Material of unit is spectacularly useful!.” Read the original post

“I like how the sessions were explained by all the teachers, so easily understandable covering each and every aspect of Environment, Health and Safety.” Read the original post

Course Characteristics

Starting from: Course start date: May 19, 2021 (What does this mean?)
Duration: 4 weeks (2 - 3 hours per week)
Final exam: June 16 – June 24, 2021, 9:00 UTC
Course language: English
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Course Content

Week 1: Environment, Health, and Safety Overview
Week 2: Worker Safety
Week 3: Safe Operations
Week 4: Environment Management
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Corporate executives
  • Operational managers and supervisors
  • Maintenance managers
  • Human resources officers
  • Sustainability officers

Course Requirements

No prerequisites

Technical Prerequisites / Development Systems

No prerequisites

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Environment, Health, and Safety Overview
  • Week 2:

    Worker Safety
  • Week 3:

    Safe Operations
  • Week 4:

    Environment Management
  • I Like, I Wish:

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  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Jun 24, 2021
Course Start
May 19, 2021


This course was rated with 4.48 stars in average from 692 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.
  • Gain an Open Badge by completing the course.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Christian Polivka

Christian Polivka is a director within Sustainability Product Marketing at SAP SE, where he is responsible for SAP’s sustainability performance management application. ​

Christian has over 15 years of experience with SAP’s sustainability solutions. Prior to joining SAP, he was employed at a business consultancy where he dealt with the everyday EHS and sustainability challenges of the manufacturing industry. ​

Christian holds an MBA from the University of Glasgow and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cooperative Education in Karlsruhe.​ ​ ​

Wolfgang Bock

Wolfgang Bock is the chief product owner for the entire SAP EHS solution portfolio. He has lead the DSAG (German-speaking SAP user group) for EHS since 2001 and supports other SAP user groups like ASUG and VCI.

Wolfgang joined SAP SE as a product manager for various EHS solution capabilities in 1999 and has worked for more than a year on SAP’s Project System.

Prior to this, Wolfgang worked for 10 years at the German Occupational Institute for Safety and Health in Sankt Augustin near Bonn.

Mike Censurato

Mike Censurato is a solution manager for the SAP EHS applications at SAP and shares global responsibility for their go-to-market efforts. He has worked in the environmental software space for 23 years, focusing on SAP EHS for 21 of them. Before taking on the role of solution manager, Mike worked as an implementation consultant for SAP EHS and services practice lead.

Mike has a degree in geology and chemistry. He also obtained the CBAP Certified Business Analyst certification and is currently working on an MBA in sustainability.

Hitesh Patel

Hitesh Patel is a product manager for environment management as part of SAP Environment, Health, and Safety. In over 17 years at SAP he has influenced and managed various SAP products, supporting the environment management business processes of air emissions, compliance management, wastewater management and waste management.

Prior to joining SAP, Hitesh held various positions at a multinational company managing environmental compliance and EHS audits. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Computer Science.

Matt Herzog

Matt Herzog is a business development consultant for sustainability and asset management in North America. He helps customers transform business processes and adopt technology to realize maximum value from their investments in SAP.

Matt is active in the SAP Community and a contributor to training course development, standard SAP products, and SAP Customer Innovation programs.

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