In 1996, the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) standard was implemented and published. Since its publication, more than 300 000 organisations worldwide have implemented it. So far, organisations in 171 countries have been ISO 14001:2015 certified. The increasing popularity of the ISO 14001:2015 standard demonstrates that any organisation or business sector can benefit from the positive impact it offers. Due to companies’ own positive experiences, many ISO 14001:2015 certified companies are also requesting their suppliers obtain this certification, predominantly in resource conservation, energy, and waste management.
With ISO 14001:2015’s compatibility with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard and the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, an increasing number of organisations choose to implement an Integrated Management System, with its many advantages.
An Environmental Management System is a fundamental tool for business management. Its use and implementation prove an organisation’s acceptance of responsibility and the intention to prevent the waste of resources. It helps organisations to minimise how their operations (processes, etc.) negatively affect the environment and helps them comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements.
When an organisation decides to commence the process of implementing ISO 14001:2015, it will be beneficial for a company to educate their employees on the benefits of this management system. This is where WWISE’s eLearning platform and courses will help. We offer ISO 14001:2015 Awareness, ISO 14001:2015 Implementation, and ISO 14001:2015 Internal Audit eLearning courses that are affordable, easily accessible, and can be completed at any time, without interrupting day-to-day operations.
The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Awareness course provides employees with an overview of the standard and its requirements. It also provides an organisation with a model for understanding, establishing, managing, and improving their environmental activities, aspects, and impacts. This course is also designed to be relevant to all levels of staff and explains the increasing awareness of “going green”. Employees will be able to adopt a risk-based approach to their Environmental Management System, as well as contribute to the continuous improvement thereof.
After completing the ISO 14001:2015 Awareness eLearning course, it will be beneficial to upskill the different departments of an organisation by completing the WWISE ISO 14001:2015 Implementation eLearning course, which will create a smoother implementation process and equip employees with the relevant skills and knowledge to assess and report on the conformance of their Environmental Management System. This eLearning course will help employees apply best practices to the implementation of the system by using proven tools and techniques. They will also be able to implement a system that considers socio-economic needs and environmental conditions and improve the effectiveness of the Environmental Management System practices.
For an Environmental Management System to operate successfully and continuously improve, Internal audits need to be conducted in accordance with the company’s procedures. The purpose of the ISO 14001:2015 Internal Audit eLearning training course is to equip the selected employees with the required knowledge and skills needed to perform internal audits on their Environmental Management System and to contribute to the continuous improvement of an organisation. It allows them to conduct First Party (Internal) and Second Party (Supplier) Audits. WWISE supplies toolkits, checklists, templates, and practical case studies to equip each delegate and employee with essential skills.
ISO 14001:2015 is suitable for organisations of all types and sizes, be they private, non-profit, or governmental. It requires an organisation to consider all environmental issues relevant to its operations such as air pollution, water, and sewage, waste management, soil contamination and resources used for efficiency. WWISE’s eLearning courses are one of the most effective ways through which training can be delivered seamlessly to employees simultaneously. It also offers numerous benefits acting as an addition or support to regular classroom training.
For more information on how you can train your employees on ISO 14001:2015, contact WWISE today on 08610 99473 or 021 525 9159 (Cape Town), or visit our website: https://www.wwise-iso-e-learning.com.