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Hot on the heels of the publication of ISO/DIS 14001 in July, SGS is proud to be the first professional learning and development organisation to offer ISO 14001:2015 (DIS) and ISO 9001:2015 (DIS) introductory training as one-day IRCA Approved CPD courses, and the only organisation to obtain this status for both.

SGS’s ‘Introduction to ISO 14001:2015 (DIS) CPD’ course is suitable for any organisation that holds a valid ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certificate, is interested in becoming certified in the future, or is keen on learning about the updates related to the evolution of the planned revision.

SGS is the first professional learning and development organisation to offer the one-day course as IRCA Approved CPD and the only organisation that has obtained this status for both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 DIS CPD introductory courses.

Approval from IRCA, the world’s foremost auditor registration body, is a strong endorsement of the quality of SGS’s training courses. IRCA is a quality standard recognised and respected by some 10,000 IRCA registered auditors and professionals across a diverse range of sectors.

About ISO 14001:2015 (DIS)

The scope of the revision by the ISO 14001:2015 sub-committee (ISO/TC 207/SC 1) responsible for the review consists of:

  •       Incorporation of Annex SL framework; ISO/DIS 14001 adopts the clause structure specified in Annex SL which is now the required framework for all new and revised ISO Management System Standards (MSS);
  •       Consideration of ISO report “Future Challenges for EMS” and ISO 14001 Continual Improvement Survey;
  •       Maintenance and improvement of current ISO 14001 principles and requirements.

ISO has identified the following emerging changes as a result of the revision:

  1. Strategic Environmental Management
  2. Leadership
  3. Protecting the environment
  4. Environmental performance
  5. Lifecycle thinking
  6. Communication
  7. Documentation

How can SGS help?

SGS is in a unique position to help organisations in their transition to ISO 14001:2015. In addition to the introduction course, SGS offers a bespoke course on Annex SL / Risk Management, gap assessments against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 (DIS) to those planning to become certified against the final standard when it is published. An overview on Annex SL can be found at   

Future updates

A copy of the ISO/DIS 14001 standard can be purchased at

The official ISO website for the sub-committee (ISO/TC 207/SC 1) with responsibility for Environmental management systems (EMS) and ISO 14001 standard is

Further information and updates on the development of ISO 14001:2015 and its publication schedule will be issued by SGS as they become available.

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