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  1. Provides a framework for managing and improving the environmental management system based on the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
  2. Provides a tool for creating awareness of the ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) standard.
  3. Provides guidelines and practical tips for handling an audit session.


ISO 14001:2015 is a global environmental management system (EMS) which is adopted by thousands of companies all over the world. The intent of ISO 14001:2015 is to provide a framework for a holistic, strategic approach to an organization's environmental policy, plans and actions. The benefits of implementing the ISO 14001:2015 framework include increased efficiency in the use of energy and resources and reduction in waste outputs.

This presentation can be used to brief staff, new hires and potential auditees so as to create awareness of the ISO 14001:2015 standard. Alternatively, the presentation may be used to supplement your materials for the training of EMS professionals and internal auditors.

This presentation includes the what and benefits of ISO 14001:2015, the EMS clause structure, the implementation process and offers practical tips on how to handle an audit session.


1. Provide background knowledge on ISO 14001
2. Gain an overview of ISO 14001 structure
3. Understand the ISO 14001 registration process and the key implementation steps
4. Gather useful tips on handling an audit session


1. Overview of ISO 14001:2015
About ISO
What is ISO 14000 Standards?
Where Did ISO 14000 Come From?
To Whom Do the Standards Apply?
What is an Environmental Management System (EMS)?
What Benefits Will it Bring to My Business or Organization?
Benefits of ISO 14001
Development of ISO 14001
Why Was ISO 14001 Revised?
Key Improvements to ISO 14001:2015
ISO 14001:2004 vs ISO 14001:2015 - Key Differences

2. ISO 14001:2015 Structure
Annex L - Implications
Overview of Annex L
The ISO 14001 Structure is Aligned to the Common Structure for MSS
HLS: The Same Core Elements
The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Process Model
ISO 14001 Approach is Based on the PDCA Cycle
PDCA and ISO 14001 Clause Structure
ISO 14001 Clause Structure (4-10)
- Context of the Organization
- Leadership
- Planning
- Support
- Operation
- Performance Evaluation
- Improvement

3. ISO 14001:2015 Registration
Becoming ISO 14001 Registered
ISO 14001:2015 Certification Transition Timeline
The ISO 14001 Certification Process
Audit Findings

4. Implementing ISO 14001:2015
Implementation Timeline
Conduct Gap Analysis
Form a Team
Execute the Plan

5. Handling the Audit Session
Rights of Auditee
Rights of Auditor
How to Handle the Audit Session?
Auditee's Conduct
Protecting the Environment is Everyone's Job

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