Your running out of time to upgrade your EMS certification to the ISO 14001:2015 standard. All ISO 14001:2004 certificates expire September 14, 2018.
The good news is that even though there are many substantial changes to the standard, with some updates in key areas, linkage to your quality system, and a crystal-clear understanding of the requirements, you can quickly get your program in conformance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
We have developed some programs that can quickly accomplish these tasks over a short period of time.
- Step 1 – provide training to the core team (The “Complete” ISO 14001:2015 Transition Course)
- Step 2 – understand the changes needed (Quick UpgradeTM)
- Step 3 – EMS templates / tools (The EMS Power ToolsTM)
- Step 4 – Leadership Training (EMS Leaders ProgramTM)
- Step 5 – Internal Audit
The “Complete” ISO 14001:2015 Transition CourseTM – This POWER course can be delivered onsite or via webinar. This program will cover the ISO 14001:2015 standard in detail and explain the differences and how to upgrade your program. We will explain all the new terminology and how to explain these to your leadership team.
Quick UpgradeTM – This is a 1-1/2 to 2-day onsite program to review your existing programs and develop an action plan to update your documentation and how to link to the existing processes within your quality program. We will interview key site managers to explain their role in the EMS program and what will be expected from your registration company. At the conclusion of this assessment, we will present an overview of key EMS requirements and identified action items. We will also make recommendations on the support needed from various departments.
The EMS Power ToolsTM – We will provide the templates for procedures, forms and work instructions needed to demonstrate conformance. Whether you only need an updated aspects process or new EMS manual we can provide the tools you need. The goal will be to use your existing EMS programs and to provide enhancements were needed.
EMS Leaders ProgramTM – This is a 1-hour program we can deliver to your management team and supervisors. We will explain the new EMS requirements and how they can demonstrate leadership, commitment and accountability.
Internal Audit – This will be a 1-1/2 to 3-day internal audit of your EMS to the ISO 14001:2015 standard. In addition to the internal audit, we will provide coaching to onsite staff in preparation for your registration audit. We will take all the guess work out of the upgrade process and insure the success of your program.
We have helped sites with as little as 4-weeks’ time successfully pass their ISO 14001:2015 upgrade audit. The sooner we can begin the better. We can mix and match these services to meet your budgetary and time constraints. Please contact us at (616) 666-5490 or James.Charles@ISO14001-training.com.