ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
In this free online course you'll learn about the ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard.
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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 free online 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, and it focuses on internal auditing and management reviews.
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. This course provides a solid foundation for learners to understand the basis on which ISO 14001:2015 is developed. So start the course today and learn how to adopt and implement the ISO 14001:2015 standard in a supportive or proactive role.
Prerequisites: You should have completed the following courses on Alison: ISO 9001: 2015 Fundamental Concepts; ISO Management System Audit Techniques and Best Practices.Start Course Now
Module 1: Fundamentals of Environmental Management Systems
Fundamentals of Environmental Management Systems - Learning Outcomes
History of Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Fundamentals of Environmental Management Systems - Lesson Summary
Module 2: Organizational Management
Organizational Management - Learning Outcomes
Communications and Documentation
Emergency Planning and Controls
Organizational Management - Lesson Summary
Module 3: Continual Improvement
Continual Improvement - Learning Outcomes
Measurement and Evaluation
Continual Improvement - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Explain the need for Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
- Discuss the fundamental concepts used in EMS
- Explain the terminology 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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The best free online training course on ISO 14001-2015 offered by Alison is ISO 14001-2015: Environmental Management Systems
This course provides an insight into the ISO 14001 EMS standard, the potential benefit it can deliver to organisations, and how the standard works. By completing this course you will find it much easier to compare the requirements of ISO 14001: 2015 to ISO 14001: 2004. The course also includes activities to help learners understand and remember concepts and practices relating to environmental management systems. This can can be a real boost for your career development.
ISO 14001 is an international quality standard that defines requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). It is one of standards in the ISO 14000 family of standards on environmental management, and also provides a framework for organisations to follow. Being a voluntary standard that organizations can become certified in, integrating it with other management systems standards can further help organisations in accomplishing their goals.