Introduction to Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001)

This short course introduces you to business processes and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems. It lays the foundations for understanding, implementing, and working with Environmental Management Systems.

Reducing the impact your organisation has on the environment is your financial, legal and ethical obligation. Now, more than ever, we are being asked to put environmental sustainability at the forefront of their business strategy. While this is a goal most organisations support, this mustn’t come at the cost of commercial success.

ISO 14001:2015 takes a sensible approach in helping you to reduce your impact while working towards your commercial objectives. Understanding the framework ISO 14001 provides will help you to work more efficiently, reduce costs, manage legal compliance, and demonstrate your commitment to adopting sustainable business practices.

See the sections below for more course details.


Our introductory module aims to give trainees a strong background knowledge of workplace processes and the ISO standard for environmental management (ISO 14001). By the end of this module, trainees will be able to:

  • Describe how processes operate
  • List the phases of Deming’s cycle of continual improvement (PDCA)
  • Define the terms ‘aspect’ and ‘impact’
  • Explain the key methodology in ISO 14001 for reducing environmental impact
  • Describe the advantages of an Environmental Management System

Explain the standard structure of Annex SL

Who is this course for?

This is an introductory course, designed to provide you with a foundation of knowledge to build on. As such, this course is designed for anyone who wishes to enhance their understanding of ISO 14001.

Assessment Methods

We assess trainees’ understanding practical exercises and group discussions. There are no formalised assessments for this module.


100% attendance is required to successfully complete this course.


You will be provided with a certificate of attendance once you have completed this course.


This online course costs £200 + VAT.

In House Training

If you have a number of staff you would like to participate in our course, we can provide training tailored to suit your needs. We can deliver this at your businesses address or online and is often a more cost-effective option for you.

To discuss our options and prices for tailored training, please get in contact.

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