The must-have training courses to help your team transition to ISO14001:2015

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You’ve taken a free online gap assessment. You’ve got the business case approved up the ladder. You’ve watched the ISO14001:2015 webinar to figure out your high-level plan and schedule. Now, you’re ready to make sure you and your team are fully prepared to tackle the new ISO14001:2015.

ISO14001:2015 is much more about ingraining environmental behaviours and procedures into business practice (rather than just a file of policies on a shelf that gets updated annually). Therefore, it’s imperative that everyone involved in the process has the proper training to successfully deliver on expectations.


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Here are a few types of training courses that organisations considering transitioning to ISO14001 should complete:

HSCE or environmental managers

Are you overseeing the day-to-day aspects of 14001 certification as leader of your organisation’s sustainability and environmental programs? Then you’ll want to not only get the details of the new changes, but network with like-minded peers who face similar issues and have overcome the very challenges you’re working on.

A great option is the ISO14001:2015 Regional Hubs training programme, a series of four one-day courses held in several regions across the UK.

 

Internal auditors

One of the most requested training for ISO14001, an internal auditor training course ensures your organisation’s internal lead is equipped with the skills and knowledge to audit your EMS activities. This highly practical course should help your designated auditor to carry out all reporting in accord with auditing best practices.

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Senior Execs

A key addition to ISO14001:2015 is the requirement for senior-level engagement and support. Help your leaders understand the business case for environmental sustainability and to question whether the organisation’s current strategy is fit for purpose. The IEMA leading with environmental sustainability training course is half a day well spent. It’s the perfect platform from which to start the transition to the new ISO14001:2015 standard and ensure the standard plays a much greater role in business strategy. The course covers environmental strategy, responsibilities of senior management in the EMS, environmental legislation and the value chain for environmental sustainability.

 

No matter if you work at a single-site or a complex organisation, transitioning to ISO14001:2015, it’s important that you and your team are armed with the training needed to tackle this challenging update head on.

 

Line Managers

The only way to achieve ISO14001:2015 is through fully integrating environmental values and procedures across the business. This means buy-in and understanding from line managers and supervisors. IEMA’s managing with environmental sustainability is a two-day course that gives these organisational managers the understanding of the strategic and operational implications environmental sustainability has on them, their teams and departments. A wide range of environmental sustainability issues are covered, including resource efficiency and sustainability across the value chain, legal aspects and a manager’s role in changing behaviour.

 

No matter if you work at a single-site or a complex organisation, transitioning to ISO14001:2015, it’s important that you and your team are armed with the training needed to tackle this challenging update head on.

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