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IEMA Certified Making the Transition to ISO 14001:2015 (UK)

This course is aimed at those in the energy industry who wish to understand the changes in the revised ISO 14001:2015 standard and its implications for their organisation.

The revised standard has broadened the scope of accountability and competences required to perform roles within an organisation with environmental responsibilities. It can include, in addition to environmental advisors, auditors and environmental consultants, managers and personnel in non-environmental functions.

Organisations have three years from the new standard publication date to implement the new standard. However, based on the changes and the call for a more strategic outlook on the implementation of the standard and its integration into the industry, it is prudent to start planning early to embed EMS changes effectively. This change is the biggest ‘shake-up’ of ISO 14001 since its inception in 1996 (the standard was last revised in 2004).

Xodus has vast experience of EMS support and compliance for the energy industry and has tailored this ISO 14001:2015 Transition Course accordingly to our clients’ needs.

Course objectives
To equip participants with an understanding of the changes in ISO 14001:2015 and their implications

To equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to help their organisations prepare for and make the transition

To encourage participants to take the opportunity provided by the revision of ISO 14001 to re-invigorate their EMSs.

What the course covers

  • Background to the revision of ISO 14001 and the new common management system structure
  • Organisational context and the needs of interested parties
  • Risk and opportunities
  • Control and influence over the value chain
  • Integration into core business processes
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Leadership
  • Competence
  • Compliance obligations and demonstration of compliance status
  • Inter-relationship between different requirements of the standard
  • Benefits of conforming to the requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • Identification of actions and planning to enable an organisation to conform to the new requirements.

The course is structured in two parts: the first outlines the learning aspects of the changes to the standard, the second focuses on planning and implementing the changes to the standard and the tools needed to implement changes, e.g. a gap analysis.

Throughout the course our materials are interactive and tailored to the energy industry. They comprise a mix of presentations, exercises and discussions designed to engage participants and help you consider how changes to the standard can be implemented in your own organisation. Participants will also benefit from the tutor's extensive experience of EMS in the energy industry, enhanced by the presentation and discussion of specific case studies.