ISO 14001: Transitioning to the 2015 Revised EMS Standard

Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: 
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Lansing

$270 Members / $295 Future Members

September 2015 saw a substantially revised ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) Standard and organizations that have achieved third-party registration to this internationally-recognized standard will have a three-year transition period to conform to the new standard. This comprehensive one-day seminar will help you to understand the recently revised ISO 14001 EMS requirements and how to transition to the new standard.

Originally published in 1996 with minor revisions in 2004, over 300,000 organizations in 170 countries have implemented ISO 14001 to develop robust environmental management programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how a well-designed EMS can help to ensure regulatory compliance, enhance environmental performance, and improve public perception and also how implementation of ISO 14001 can help meet customer requirements.

Participants will:

  • Understand the ISO 14001:2015 requirements, with an emphasis on the differences between ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14001:2015.  Examples of the revisions include:
    • The need to continually improve environmental performance (as opposed to improving the EMS);
    • Greater emphasis on top management’s leadership and the role of the EMS in strategic planning; and,
    • The need to consider a life cycle perspective when identifying and controlling environmental “aspects” and their related impacts.
  • Learn more about the purpose and intent of the new Annex SL format, which facilitates the integration of management system standards (e.g., ISO 14001 and ISO 9001)
  • Discuss the impacts of the ISO 14001 revisions on internal and external EMS audit programs

Expert Presenter:
Speaker Anita CooneyAnita M. Cooney, CSP, CHMM, Senior EHS Consultant with Barr – an engineering and environmental consulting services company – leads their EHS Performance Management practice group, which enhances and promotes EHS management systems, life cycle assessment, sustainability, and multi-media EHS regulatory compliance auditing services. Anita has been an ISO 14001 Lead Auditor since 1997 and has assisted a wide variety of industrial and municipal clients with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 (health and safety) management system implementation and conformance assessments. She has over 20 years of experience as an environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional; she has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Health Science from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

Certification:
This seminar qualifies as six credits (6) toward the Basic or Advanced Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance Certification Programs.