This one-day training enables participants to be familiar with the basic concepts of the implementation and management of an Environmental Management System (EMS) as specified in ISO 14001:2004. The participant will learn the different components of an EMS, including the EMS policy, procedures, measuring performance, management’s commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals wanting to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the main processes of an Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Staff involved in the implementation of the ISO 14001 standard
  • Expert advisors in Environmental Management Systems
  • Managers responsible for implementing an EMS
  • Auditors

Learning objectives

  • To understand the fundamentals of Environmental Management
  • To know the interrelationships between ISO 14001 and the other ISO Management Systems
  • To know the key components of an Environmental Management System (EMS) in accordance with ISO14001
  • To introduce the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques allowing to effectively manage an EMS
  • To understand the relationship between an Environmental Management System and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To understand the stages of the ISO14001 certification process

Course Agenda

  • Introduction to the ISO 14000 family of standards
  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • General requirements: presentation of the clauses 4 to 4.6 of the ISO 14001 standard
  • Implementation phases of the ISO 14001 framework
  • Continual improvement of Environmental Management System
  • Conducting an ISO 14001 certification audit



Examination and Certification


General Information

  • A student manual containing over 100 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 7 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits participation will be issued to participants