ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management system
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ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management system

How to implement an Environmental Management System and obtain ISO 14001:2015 certification.
4.3 (1,180 ratings)
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 28 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand ALL the requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • Implement an Environmental Management System according to ISO 14001:2015
  • Take part in environmental audits as per ISO 14001:2015
  • Upgrade from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015
  • Work as consultant for environmental management
  • Master the world's no.1 standard on environmental issues
  • No specific prior knowledge required.
  • Familiarity with other management systems is helpful.

This course explains all the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 to help you implement, audit an environmental management system or plan the upgrade to this new edition of the world's no.1 standard for environmental management.

After going through the lessons in the course the student will have a good understanding of all the requirements of ISO 14001:2015, and will be able to take part in the implementation, improvement, administration or audit of an environmental management system.

My course includes:

  1. a short introduction part speaking about the ISO 14000 family of standards and the concept of environmental management system;
  2. a detailed explanation of all the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 following the structure of the standard - context of the organization, leadership, planning, support, operation, performance evaluation and improvement.

The course discusses key elements of ISO 14001:2015 like evaluation of environmental aspects and impacts, compliance obligations, operational planning and control or emergency preparedness and response.

Specific requirements for environmental management system - environmental policy, environmental objectives and planning to achieve them, context of the organization, internal audits, management review, evaluation of compliance, documented information, actions to address risks and opportunities - all those are discussed in the lessons of this course.

All elements of ISO 14001:2015 are discussed in detail, using examples so you will understand how an environmental management system can be implemented to achieve conformity with the standard and obtain ISO 14001:2015 certification.

From my course you get condensed valuable information that you can study in your own time and review at any moment during the implementation of an environmental management system or during an audit as per ISO 14001.

This is the full package for environmental consultants, auditors and environmental practitioners (environmental managers, EHS officers, environmental technicians, environmental engineers etc).

The course provides clear explanations, examples and solutions for the implementation of ISO 14001:2015 requirements.

Who this course is for:
  • ISO Consultants
  • Management system auditors
  • Environmental engineers
  • Environmental managers
  • Environmnetal technicians
  • EHS officers
  • Management system experts
  • Professionals preparing for certification to ISO 14001:2015
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 02:03:26
+ Introduction
3 lectures 09:33

Structure of the environmental management system course. ISO 14001 and ISO 14004. 

Preview 02:13

About sustainable development, the concept of environmental management and standards from ISO 14000 family.

ISO 14001 & the ISO 14000 family

What is an environmental management system, what is the purpose of implementing an environmental management system and the Plan-Do-Check-Act model.

Environmental management system
+ Context of the organization
3 lectures 11:41

The elements that are part of the context - internal and external issues relevant to the purpose of the organization and the specific environmental conditions.

Understanding the organization and its context

The identification of interested parties (parties that have an interest in the organization's environmental management system), their specific needs and expectations and which of those needs and expectations become compliance obligations.

Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties

Activities and locations included in the environmental management system.

Determining the scope of the environmental management system
+ Leadership
3 lectures 11:08

Top management active involvement in the environmental management system and how this can be achieved.

Leadership and commitment

The requirements for the environmental policy which sets the organization's general direction with regards to environmental management.

Environmental policy

About top management defining roles and responsibilities for staff with regards to the environmental management system.

Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
+ Planning
4 lectures 28:27

Sources to identify risks and opportunities and examples of typical risks and opportunties related to environmental issues.

Preview 05:17

Definition of environmental aspects and environmental impacts.

The relationship between environmental aspects and impacts.

How to identify environmental aspects and related impacts.

How to decide which are the significant environmental impacts.

The life-cycle perspective.

Environmental aspects

What are compliance obligations.

Identification of compliance obligations and actions to fulfill them.

Review of compliance obligations.

Compliance obligations

About setting environmental objectives, having plans to achieve them and monitoring their fulfillment.

Environmental objectives and planning to achieve them
+ Support
5 lectures 19:01

About the resources needed for the environmental management system and their allocation.


Determining the required competence for people that may affect environmental performance.

Ensure that people are competent.

Determine training neesds and provide access to training related to environmental aspects and the environmental management system.


About the requirements for awareness of staff with regards to environmental issues.


What are the relevant communications for environmental issues.

Internal and external communcations.


Environmental management system documentation.

The controls for management system documented information.

Documented information
+ Operation
2 lectures 13:55

About managing significant environmental aspects, taking into consideration compliance obligations and risks and opportunities and achieving environmental objectives.

Defining and implementing operational controls.

Life-cycle perspective - consider the expected life cycle stages of products and services.

Operational planning and control

Identification of potential emergency situations.

Preparation for emergency situations.

Testing the plans for environmental emergency situations.

Emergency preparedness and response
+ Performance evaluation
4 lectures 19:28

Determining what needs to be measured and monitored.

Analyze and evaluate data collected through monitoring and measuring.

Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation

About evaluating the compliance with environmental related obligations.

Preview 04:20

About planning and performing internal audits of the environmental management system.

Requirements for the internal audit teams.

Reporting internal audits.

Internal audit

About the requirement to review periodically the environmental management system.

Input and output elements to the management review.

Management review
+ Improvement
3 lectures 10:13

What improvement refers to and where to find opportunities for improvement.


The process to identify and treat nonconformities.

Implementation of corrective actions and review of their effectiveness.

Nonconformity and corrective action

About continually improving the suitability, adequacy and effectivenss of the environmental management system and some sources to find ideas for continual improvement.

Continual improvement
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management system quiz
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