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ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

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Learn about ISO 14001:2015 - the latest Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
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ISO 14001, is the latest Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard, published by the International Organization for Standardization, in September 2015. It is the third published ISO EMS standard. Prior to this, ISO 14001:2004 was the accepted international standard for EMS.

This course provides an insight into the elements of the ISO 14001:2015 EMS standard. The publication of ISO 14001 is driven by multiple factors, including the re-standardization of ISO itself, for example ISO 9001.

This course will help you to understand: why ISO took the initiative to publish the ISO 14001 EMS standard; the potential benefits it can deliver to organizations; how the standard works; why the PDCA approach is valid, and more. Moreover, by completing this course it will be easier to compare the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard to ISO 14001:2004.

This course includes activities to help learners understand and remember concepts and practices relating to environmental management systems. It focuses on internal auditing and management reviews.

This course provides a solid foundation for learners to understand the basis on which ISO 14001:2015 is developed. It will assist students and professionals attempting to understand, adopt and implement the standard in a supportive or proactive role. In addition, consultants and provisional auditors will benefit from the knowledge and concepts presented in this course.

Companies, multi-national organizations and small-to-medium size enterprises, will benefit from this course, as a starter or as refresher training material, for staff associated with their organization. This course presents complex occupational environmental management principles, through common, everyday, easy-to-assimilate examples.

Prerequisites: You should study the following courses on Alison: ISO 9001: 2015 Fundamental Concepts; ISO Management System Audit Techniques and Best Practices.

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the need for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
  • Discuss the fundamental concepts and terminologies used in EMS.
  • Identify who is responsible for developing the ISO 14001 standard.
  • List the benefits of ISO 14001 for organizations.
  • Outline the benefits of ISO 14001 for stakeholders.
  • Summarize what is expected from top management.

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