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ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

In this free online ISO 14001 course you'll learn about the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard.

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This free online ISO 14001 certification training course will familiarise you with the latest Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard prescribed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). New standard 14001 was published in September 2015, this course will teach you why the ISO has chosen to develop the standard, how the standard works, the potential benefits to businesses, the PDCA approach, and more.





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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 that 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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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