ISO 14001:2015 eLearning Course


Full Course Title: ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Requirements with Guidance – Awareness; Understanding; Facilitation – eLearning Course
Type: eLearning
Duration: 24 hours
Certificate: Yes

SKU: XPERT_14001-2015EMS_CFS Category: Tag:


Every organization has an impact on the environment and is in turn affected by the environment.  Organizations around the world, as well as their stakeholders, are becoming increasingly aware of the need for environmental management, socially responsible behaviour, and sustainable growth and development.

There is a growing understanding globally that the profitability and prosperity of human development is contingent on preserving and conserving our natural capital, the resources upon which all human productivity depends.

The purpose of this module is to provide awareness, understanding and facilitation of an environmental management system. It is based on the requirements of the ISO 14000 standards, guidelines and international best practices.


What is included in the course?
  • The course looks at each requirement of the ISO 14001:2015 standard and provides guidance regarding the interpretation of the requirements for an Environmental Management System:
    • Preview
    • Introduction (Background; Pollution; Management of Waste; Inefficient Use of Resources; Climate Change; Sustainability; Biodiversity; Life-Cycle; Aim of an Environmental Management System; Success factors; Plan, Do, Check and Act approach; Process approach; Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle; Contents of the ISO 14001:2015 International Standard)
    • 1 Scope
    • 2 Normative references
    • 3 Terms and definitions
    • 4 Context of the organization
    • 5 Leadership
    • 6 Planning
    • 7 Support
    • 8 Operation
    • 9 Performance evaluation
    • 10 Improvement
  • Each section is followed by a quiz with a 100% required pass mark, ensuring a thorough understanding of the requirements of the standard. Students will only be able to continue to a following section once a previous section has been passed.
  • Downloadable manuals and other implementation resources.
  • Formal DQS Xpert Certificate – verifiable with the “Certificate Checker” on
What will I learn?
  • Acquire an overview of how environmental management can achieve a balance between the environment, society and the economy.
  • Receive an in-depth understanding of the requirements for an Environmental Management System based on the international standard of ISO 14001:2015.
  • Learn about a risk-based approach, product life-cycle thinking and striving to enhance environmental performance beyond compliance obligations.
  • Gain knowledge about the common high-level structure (HLS) of all management system standards. ISO 14001 has been written to the same core structure and common text defined by ISO for use by all management system standards and is broadly aligned to the revisions of ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 – thus helping those who are implementing multiple management systems at their organisations.
Who should sign up for this course?

This course is ideal for those individuals and organisations who wish to understand the latest international best practice for Environmental Management Systems (EMS), including:

  • ALL functions and levels of an ISO 14001 certified organization that need to gain knowledge of the differences in the revised standard released in 2015.
  • Individuals with responsibilities related to the EMS and process owners.
  • Project managers, management or consultants wanting to prepare or support an organization with the implementation of their EMS.
  • Staff and employees who wish to fully understand the management system implementation process.

CFO’s and Senior Managers responsible for governance, risk and compliance of an enterprise and the management of its risks.


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