Environmental management systems - ISO 14001:2015 – The Basics

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Improved environmental impact

ISO 14001 is the key international standard on the setting up and certification of environmental management systems. Start applying it and you will be able to guarantee your stakeholders – from management to employees to external parties – that your environmental impact will be both measured and improved.

This management standard is also based on the High-Level Structure (HLS) so that it is in line with other management standards, such as ISO 9001.


Learning objectives of the training

At the end of the day:

  • you will understand what ISO 14001 is about;
  • you will be aware of the (possible) changes that will need to be made and the impact on your organisation;
  • you will know all about the HLS;
  • you can start applying a number of do’s and don’ts;
  • you will be able to proactively implement the changes through your own environmental handbook.



The programme for the ISO 14001 basic training course is as follows:

  • general introduction
  • structure and requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • what will these changes mean for my ISO environmental management system?
  • how can I implement the changes in my existing management system?
  • what impact will this have on auditing?
  • we also ask you to bring your own environmental handbook with you to this session. This will enable you to ask targeted questions and to focus on your own needs.


Target audience

This training course is interesting for:

  • environmental coordinators and environmental managers;
  • internal environmental auditors;
  • sustainability managers and Quality Safety and Environment (QSE) officers;
  • board members and management.


Meet the trainer

Joerdi Roels is a Lead Auditor and standards expert at Quess. He guides organizations in the implementation and optimization of management systems according to ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 26000. He has more than 20 years of experience in the world of standards and standardisation.

NBN Learning Solutions

NBN Learning Solutions assists organisations in understanding and applying standards. NBN Learning Solutions is part of NBN (Bureau for Standardisation). It organises open trainings as well as in-company training on management standards. NBN is the single point of contact in Belgium for anyone wishing to develop or buy standards, or to follow training in applying management standards.


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