The newly released standard strengthens the link between an organisation’s environmental performance and its strategy, and clarifies the relationship with the principles of social responsibility.
Organisations that maintain an ISO management system registration will need to update their system in accordance with the requirements of the revised system.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our IEMA-approved courses designed to help make this transition to ISO 14001:2015 smoother.
Planned open courses
- 12 April 2016 (Coventry)
- 14 April 2016 (Bristol)
- 19 April 2016 (Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire)
- 26 April 2016 (Helsby, Cheshire)
The new version of ISO 14001 focuses on the entire life cycle of products and services. In particular, it sets requirements associated with procurement and supplier evaluation. Users will no longer focus solely on the production stage but also on the upstream (raw materials and supply chain) and downstream (use and end-of-life of a product or service) stages when these may affect the environment.
Another new feature of the 2015 version is the strengthening of involvement by top management to enable cross-referencing of an organisation’s issues with its sphere of influence in order to prioritise risks and opportunities.
In addition, measurement of environmental performance, combined with internal and external relevant communication, ultimately enables more transparency and credibility in relation to interested parties. All these changes operate in the spirit of the original standard, which made it a successful, agile tool adaptable to any type of enterprise. ISO 14001 also adopts ISO’s high-level structure, which is designed to enable users to integrate various standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, etc.) into a single management system.
The course will provide an overview of the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015 to enable attendees to evaluate and implement changes and improve their organisation’s environmental management system. However, the course is based on the draft international standard ISO/DIS 14001, so attendees should be aware that its requirements could be amended by ISO on final publication.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at individuals who are responsible for implementing or maintaining an environmental management system based on ISO 14001. This course will benefit those with experience implementing ISO 14001 and who will need to manage the transition to the updated standard:
- environmental managers
This course is IEMA certified* and IEMA provides attendees with a certificate.
The course follows an accelerated blended learning style with a minimum of lectures and maximum delegate involvement.
The course content will provide an understanding of the changes to ISO 14001:2015 and their intent:
- the background to the revision of ISO 14001 and the new common structure
- organisational context and the needs of interested parties
- risks associated with threats and opportunities
- control and influence over the value chain
- integration into core business processes
- environmental sustainability
- compliance obligations and demonstration of compliance status
- other key changes in the requirements of the standard
- interrelationship between the different requirements of the standard
- the benefits of conforming to the requirements of ISO 14001:2015.
The course will also help in identifying and planning the actions to enable an organisation to conform to, and so realise the benefits of, the new requirements:
- evaluate the context of an organisation relevant to you
- evaluate the scope (boundary and application) of an organisation’s environmental management system
- apply the gap analysis tool to an organisation relevant to your work context to identify the main opportunities to enhance the environmental management system
- identify the communication channels in your organisation and evaluate their effectiveness in the context of your environmental management system
- determine the scope of the necessary environmental management system changes or improvements
- determine the implication(s) for elements of other systems and processes, for example, risk management, quality, health and safety
- explore and state opportunities to drive added value through this change process
- plan the implementation of required changes.
Each delegate will receive a comprehensive course manual and an electronic gap analysis tool.
This course can be offered
- in house: Many companies will benefit from running in-house group programmes, as staff members can look directly at the organisation’s systems.
- as an open course: Individuals from different organisations can share information and exchange benchmarking ideas in an open programme.
To discuss your training needs or request a quotation, please contact Warren Percival.
For further information please contact:
RSK: Spring Lodge, 172 Chester Road, Helsby, WA6 0AR, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1928 726006 ∙ Contact: Warren Percival or Ellen Cail ∙
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
RSK Group plc has achieved certification to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards for quality, environmental and health and safety management.
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