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ISO 14001:2015 Interpretation

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ISO 14001:2015 is the third edition of the Environmental Management System (EMS) standard and deemed to be the most significant change since its publication, notably the adoption of Annex SL High Level structure (HLS), introduction of risk-based approach to ensure success of the system, life-cycle thinking and striving to enhance environmental performance beyond compliance obligations.

The standard does not imply that all EMS are to be designed the same way.  The flexibility of the standard can be advantageous or disadvantageous to an organization depending on how well the requirements of the standard are correctly understood.

This training course will be presented with detailed explanation of the requirements for ease of understanding.  It is useful for users of the previous standard as well as new users with first time exposure to the environmental management system.    

This programme aims to provide delegates with the following knowledge:
  • An interpretation of the requirements
  • An understanding of the rationale and the foundation of the standard


Upon completion of the training, delegates will :-
  • Have a good overview of the development and evolution of the ISO 14001 standard
  • Have a good understanding of the requirements
  • Obtain the foundation knowledge to progress for competency development as an auditor of the environmental management system


  • The ISO 14001 Evolution
    • An overview of the evolution of ISO 14001 standard and rationale for the changes to the latest version
  • Understanding the High Level Structure, Terminology and Concepts
    • The high level structure of Annex SL; changes in terminology; context of the organization; risk-based approach; life cycle thinking; documented information; compliance obligation and environmental performance evaluation.
  • The Foundation of the Standard
    • The PDCA cycle and the EMS model
  • Clause 4: Context of the Organization
    • Understanding context; needs and expectations of interested parties; scope of the system; the environmental management system
  • Clause 5: Leadership
    • Leadership and commitment; environmental policy; organizational roles; responsibilities and authorities
  • Clause 6: Planning
    • Actions to address risks and opportunities; significant environmental aspects; compliance obligations; environmental objectives and planning to achieve them
  • Clause 7: Support
    • Resources; competence; awareness; communication; documented information
  • Clause 8: Operation
    • Operational planning and control; emergency preparedness and response
  • Clause 9: Performance Evaluation
    • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation; evaluation of compliance; internal audit; management review
  • Clause 10: Improvement
    • Nonconformity and corrective action; continual improvement
This programme is designed for ALL functions and levels of an organization who need to gain understanding of the requirements in the standard, including those from organizations that are currently certified or yet to be certified.

This programme is particularly useful to those managing the environmental management system, process owners and internal auditors. 
All Neville Clarke tutors are full time consultants, auditors and trainers. The tutor assigned is a professional who has years of experience working with organisations to help them set-up and successfully maintain their environmental management system. They are able to share their experiences, provide practical advice and solutions, and share common pitfalls faced by real-life organisations in their quest towards implementing environmental management system.

This is a one-day course running from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Available Dates
Philippines, Manila   1 Day
01 October 2019
Philippines, Manila   1 Day
02 December 2019
Philippines, Cebu   1 Day
09 December 2019


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