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Implementing Changes to Your ISO 14001 System Training Course


Important Course Overview

This course is offered in a hybrid format with Contents: presented both in the classroom and online (before, during or after the classroom meetings).

Course Overview

Changes are coming! Did you know that ISO 14001 is changing to match a new set of core elements, known as the High Level Structure (HLS)? This means there will be some changes to the requirements that your ISO 14001 management system must meet.

This practical training will provide you with an in-depth look at how the changes will affect your system, especially how to incorporate risk analysis and how to change your approach to auditing and documentation. During the course you will learn best practices to implementing the changes and begin to draft an implementation plan.


Who Should Attend?

  • Environmental Managers

  • Environmental Management Representatives

  • Internal Auditors

  • Management System Consultants

  • Organizations with current ISO 14001:2004 Management Systems

  • Auditors certified to ISO 14001


Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify relevant ISO 14001:2015 definitions and principles.

  • Describe the requirements in ISO 14001:2015 that are DIFFERENT from the 2004 version of ISO 14001.

  • Draft an Implementation Plan to address the next steps at their own organization.



  • Introduction

  • Context of the organization

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Support

  • Operation

  • Performance evaluation

  • Improvement

  • Look at the details - Context

  • Look at the Details – Interested Parties

  • Look at the Details – Risks and Opportunities

  • Look at the Details – Evaluation of Results

  • Training – Who, What, and When

  • Impacts on Documentation, Impacts on Auditing, Reporting to Management

  • Working with the Registrar

  • Drafting the Plan

  • Summary and Completion

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