ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course

Mastering the implementation and management of an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001

This comprehensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001:2004. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to implement requirements of Environmental Management System of ISO 14001.


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This training is consistent with the project management practices established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects). This training is fully compatible with ISO 14004 (Environmental management systems-General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques) and ISO 10012 (Measurement management systems-Requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment)

Who should attend?

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • ISO 14001 auditors who wish to fully understand the Environmental Management System implementation process
  • Persons responsible for the Environmental conformity in an organization
  • Members of an Environmental team
  • Environmental expert advisors
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for an environmental function or for an EMS project management function

Learning objectives

  • To understand the implementation of an Environmental Management System in accordance with ISO 14001
  • To Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of an Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001
  • To understand the relationship between the components of an Environmental Management System and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining an EMS as specified in ISO14001
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO14001
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the environmental management
  • To improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of environmental management

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Environmental Management System (EMS) concepts as required by ISO 14001

  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Presentation of ISO 14001:2004 structure and requirements
  • ISO 14001:2004 Application
  • Fundamental principles of environmental management
  • Identification and evaluation of environmental aspects/impacts and their significance
  • Writing a business case and a project plan for the implementation of an EMS

Day 2: Initiating an EMS based on ISO 14001

  • Definition of the scope of EMS
  • Definition of EMS policy and objectives
  • Planning aspects of environmental management – legal/regulatory and impact issues
  • Drafting an EMS
  • Drafting an environmental policy
  • Developing and delivering meaningful objectives and targets

Day 3: Implementing an EMS based on ISO 14001

  • Implementation of a document management framework
  • Design of controls and writing procedures
  • Analyzing and implementing operational processes and controls
  • Emergency preparedness and response process
  • Development of a training & awareness program and communicating about the Environmental
  • Operational management of an EMS

Day 4: Controlling, monitoring,measuring and improving an EMS;the certification audit of an EMS

  • Controlling and monitoring an EMS
  • Development of metrics and performance indicators and dashboards
  • ISO 14001 Internal Audit
  • Management review of an EMS
  • Implementation of a continual improvement program
  • Preparing for an ISO 14001 certification audit
  • Plan for registration with the certification body

Day 5: Certification Exam


ISO 14001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of ISO 14001 is recommended