The much awaited ISO 14001:2015 was issued in September 2015. It has a new structure and several significant new requirements. Organisations will find some of the key changes challenging. However, if understood and implemented well, the new standard should prove highly beneficial to organisational performance and to business sustainability.
This course comprises a series of interactive tutorials and workshops which describes the changes specified in the ISO 14001:2015. It explains the reasons for them and considers their likely impact on EMS design, implementation, auditing and certification.
Who should attend
Anyone whose role requires them to have an understanding of ISO 14001:2015, including:
- Senior managers of all functions within an existing EMS or integrated management system.
- Managers with direct responsibility for co-ordinating EMS development and implementation.
- Persons with assigned responsibility for risk assessment and risk management.
- Environmental practitioners who will need to understand the new ISO 14001:2015 requirements.
- Internal and external EMS auditors who may be required to audit against ISO 14001:2015.
The content is relevant to organisations which have ISO 14001:2004 certification and to those which are in the process of seeking ISO 14001:2015 certification.
- Participants will be able to inform others about the changes which ISO 14001:2015 will bring.
- Sponsor organisations will know what they should be doing to begin their transition to ISO 14001:2015
- The ISO standards review process
- Reasons for the changes to ISO 14001:2004
- Annex SL and the new structure
- The key changes
- New terms and definitions in ISO 14001:2015
- What the changes will mean for organisations and senior management in particular
- The intended benefits
- The route and timescale to ISO 14001:2015 certification
- What should be done to prepare for the changes
This 1-day course comprises a series of interactive tutorials, examples and team-based exercises. Each will receive a set of course notes and, on successful completion, a certificate.
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