ISO 14001 Definition
ISO 14001:2015 (the latest ISO 14001 version) is an internationally-recognized standard that sets out the requirement for an Environmental Management System (EMS).
Formerly known as BS 7750, the ISO 14001 standard that we now know was initially developed by the British Standards Institute. It became an international standard in 1996 when published with the support of the International Standards Organization (ISO).
It has since evolved through several iterations into a standard focused on demonstrating an organization’s environmental commitment to its customers and other stakeholders.
The requirements of ISO 14001 are an integral part of the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and have expanded requirements for performance improvement (KPIs), legal compliance, and reporting duties.
What is ISO 14001 Training?
ISO 14001 training, or EMS training if you prefer, involves training programs designed to equip auditors, lead implementers, quality managers, and other management system professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop, implement, maintain, or audit Environmental Management Systems and ensure their compliance with the requirements of ISO 14001.
Why is ISO 14001 Training Important?
EMS training is important because more and more organizations are moving to reduce their environmental footprint.
This training will give EMS auditors and implementers the necessary knowledge and experience to help organizations minimize environmental footprint, achieve full compliance with international regulations, and continually improve their environmental performance based on an entire life cycle approach.
Is this training mandatory?
Yes and no. ISO 14001 training is not mandatory in many cases; however, it will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to perform audits of environmental management systems in accordance with internationally recognized standards.
What are My Options for ISO 14001 Training?
Conventional classroom-based EMS training courses usually limit you to two choices. These are a 2-day internal auditor course or a 5-day lead auditor course.
Sometimes, this makes selecting an appropriate ISO 14001 course a bit challenging.
With deGRANDSON’s e-Training programs you can enrol in any of our ISO 14001 online training courses that you can take anytime and anywhere you want. With many options to choose from, you can pick the one that fits your needs best.
In addition to our ISO 14001 internal auditor and lead auditor courses, deGRANDSON also offers a lead implementer course for those who want to become an EMS consultant, an extension course for those who want to add ISO 14001 to their existing internal or lead auditor certification, and a conversion course for those who want to upgrade their current ISO 14001 certification to the latest standard.
For more detailed information, check out our answers to 21 frequently asked questions about ISO 14001.
How Can I Enroll in an ISO 14001 Training Course?
You can enrol in any of deGRANDSON’s online training courses by going to the product page of the course you want to enrol in. Once there, add the course to your cart and then proceed to checkout and payment.
Once you’ve paid for the course, you will be asked to provide the email address or addresses of the people who will be enrolling in the course. They will then receive an email providing the username and password they would need to access deGRANDSON’s Learning Management System where the training is delivered.
Please see this video to see a more visual demonstration of the enrollment process.
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