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ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) Awareness Training



ISO 14001:2015 is a globally recognized standard designed to help organizations implement a robust Environmental Management System (EMS). This management tool provides a systematic approach to managing environmental responsibilities and contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

ISO 14001 is applicable to organizations of any size or type and enables them to identify and control the environmental impact of their activities, products, or services. By implementing ISO 14001, organizations can improve their environmental performance continually through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, which can lead to a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.

The benefits of implementing the ISO 14001 framework are numerous, including increased efficiency in the use of energy and resources and reduced waste outputs. Additionally, organizations can gain a better understanding of their environmental impact and manage it more effectively, leading to enhanced reputation and reduced risks.

This ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) Awareness PPT training presentation is an effective tool to educate staff, new hires, and auditees on the ISO 14001 standard. It can also be used as a supplement to EMS professional training and internal auditor training materials.

The presentation covers key topics, including the definition and benefits of ISO 14001, the high-level structure, the certification process, the audit approach, and practical tips on how to handle an audit session. By teaching this material to employees, they will have a better understanding of ISO 14001 and be more comfortable with the certification process.

By implementing ISO 14001, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to environmental management and sustainability. They can also improve their environmental performance and reputation, reduce risks, and enhance their competitive advantage.

NOTE: This training package includes:
1. ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) Awareness PPT training presentation
(PowerPoint format, in new 16:9 widescreen)
2. ISO Certification Audit poster (PDF format, in color and monochrome, printable in A3 size)

Learning Objectives

  1. ​Provide background knowledge on ISO 14001.

  2. Gain an overview of the ISO 14001 structure.

  3. Define the ISO 14001certification process.

  4. Describe the audit approach and learn useful tips for handling an audit session.


1. Overview of ISO 14001:2015

  • About ISO

  • ISO Standards Contribute Directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • What are Standards?

  • What Standards are Not

  • Why are Standards Important?

  • Why an ISO Standard?

  • What is a Management System?

  • Projected Growth in Population & Resource Demands by 2050

  • A Timeline of Global Risks 2022 (World Economic Forum)

  • What is ISO 14001?

  • Development of ISO 14001

  • Why Was ISO 14001 Revised?

  • Key Improvements to ISO 14001:2015

  • ISO 14001 – Key Differences Between 2004 and 2015 Versions

  • Objectives of ISO 14001

  • How Does ISO 14001 Work?

  • What Benefits Will ISO 14001 Bring to My Business or Organization?

  • Advantages of Certification

  • Accreditation & Certification Bodies

  • The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Process Model

  • Life Cycle Perspective

  • Risk-based Thinking

  • Benefits of the New ISO 14001:2015


2. ISO 14001 Structure

  • What is Annex L?

  • Annex L is a Framework for a Generic Management System

  • High-Level Structure (HLS)

  • ISO 14001:2015 is Based on the High-Level Structure for Management System Standards

  • HLS: The Same Core Elements

  • ISO 14001:2015 is Based on the PDCA Cycle

  • PDCA and ISO 14001:2015 Clause Structure

  • ISO 14001:2015 Key Clause Structure (4-10)

    • Context of the Organization

    • Leadership

    • Planning

    • Support

    • Operation

    • Performance Evaluation

    • Improvement

  • The PDCA Cycle is the Engine for Continuous Improvement

  • Continual Improvement


3. ISO 14001 Certification 

  • Becoming ISO 14001:2015 Certified

  • Aligning/Transitioning to ISO 14001:2015

  • The ISO 14001:2015 Certification Process

  • What Does Certification Assure?

4. Audit Approach 

  • What is an Audit?

  • What is an ISO Audit?

  • What Are Audits Used For?

  • Types of Audits

  • Internal Audit

  • Principles of Auditing

  • Audit Approach

  • Audit Emphasis

  • Review of Documented Information

  • Audit Findings


5. Handling an Audit Session

  • Rights of Auditee

  • Rights of Auditor

  • How to Handle the Audit Session?

  • Auditee’s Conduct

  • Do’s

  • Don’ts

You may also be interested in the following Management System Standards (sold separately):

  1. ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) Awareness Training

  2. ISO 13485:2016 (Medical Devices - QMS) Awareness Training

  3. ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) Awareness Training

  4. ISO 19011:2018 Auditing Management Systems Training

  5. ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 (SMS) Awareness Training

  6. ISO 20400:2017 (Sustainable Procurement) Awareness Training

  7. ISO 22000:2018 (FSMS) Awareness Training

  8. ISO 22301:2019 (BCMS) Awareness Training

  9. ISO 26000:2010 (Social Responsibility) Awareness Training

  10. ISO/IEC 27001:2022 (ISMS) Awareness Training

  11. ISO 31000:2018 (Risk Management) Awareness Training

  12. ISO 37000:2021 (Governance of Organizations) Awareness Training

  13. ISO 37001:2016 (ABMS) Awareness Training

  14. ISO 37301:2021 (CMS) Awareness Training

  15. ISO 41001:2018 (FM) Awareness Training

  16. ISO 45001:2018 (OH&S) Awareness Training

  17. ISO 50001:2018 (EnMS) Awareness Training

  18. ISO 55001:2014 (Asset Management) Awareness Training

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