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Georgia Tech Professional Education

Implementing Changes to Your ISO 14001 System

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About the course

Changes have been made to the ISO 14001 Standard that affect organizations registered (certified) to ISO 14001. This course helps you prepare an implementation plan to meet the new requirements and prepare you for your re-registration audit. Hands-on activities will enable learners to experience a portion of planning for the implementation process, which they can then use to draft a plan of action for their own organization.

How You Will Benefit

  • Identify key changes in ISO 14001:2015 from the previous version
  • Interpret the meaning of Context of the Organization
  • Differentiate Leadership requirements that can and cannot be delegated
  • Compare requirements for Policy
  • Recognize requirements for Environmental Performance
  • Distinguish between Risks, Opportunities, and Threats
  • List examples of Life Cycle calculations
  • Discuss Communication requirements
  • Interpret Documented Information requirements
  • Outline Outsourced Processes
  • Identify roles, responsibilities, and authorities
  • Determine impact of changes to significant environmental aspects
  • Demonstrate compliance obligations
  • Generate risk for an organization
  • Recognize changes in competency and awareness
  • Illustrate operational controls
  • Characterize changes in emergency prep and response
  • Extrapolate environment performance measures
  • Paraphrase changes to management review
  • Interpret nonconformity, corrective action, and continual improvement requirements
  • Predict level of effort for transition
  • Outline roles, responsibilities, and authorities
  • Create a transition plan
  • Explain value to management



  • Introduction of major changes
  • Context of the organization
  • Leadership, Environmental policy
  • Environmental Performance
  • Risks and Opportunities
  • Life Cycle
  • Communication
  • Documented Information
  • Outsourced Processes


  • Roles
  • Impact of Significant Aspects
  • Compliance Obligations
  • Risks and Opportunities
  • Competence and awareness
  • Operational controls
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Performance measures
  • Management review
  • Nonconformities
  • Corrective Action
  • Continual Improvement


  • Levels of effort
  • Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities
  • Transition Plan
  • Value to Management


Required - Student Must Provide

  • ISO 14001:2015 Standard for personal use and notetaking


  • ISO 14001:2015 Standard to borrow for in-class reference only; students will not be able to write notes in the standard

Who should attend

  • Environmental Managers
  • Environmental Management Representatives
  • Internal Auditors
  • Management System Consultants
  • Organizations with current ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems
  • Auditors certified to ISO 14001

Trust the experts

Deann Desai

Deann Desai is a project manager for Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. She is actively involved in ISO committees on a variety of topics. She provides implementation assistance and training to companies pursuing ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 50001. Desai has experience in energy mana...


Sandra Enciso

Sandra Enciso is a project manager for Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. She provides technical assistance, training and assessment services for environmental, health, and safety management system programs, environmental regulatory compliance, and sustainability projects. Enciso als...


Holly Grell-Lawe

Holly Grell-Lawe is a Principal Research Associate and Project Manager with Energy & Sustainability Services at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, where she specializes in environmental, energy and sustainability management systems for industry and government. Lawe develops and p...


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