San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ISO14001:2015 the changes
The 2015 standard is a significant step forward on scope and an improvement on focus, helping the systems deliver higher environmental protection and management.
Using a recent example of a system already in operation, John Henry and Freya will set out the key changes to ISO14001 by the 2015 standard, what this means for people wanting a new system or those with existing systems and how the new standard can be used to promote ‘sustainability’ rather than just ‘preventing pollution’.
You will learn how to put a 2015 system together from scratch as well as how to update a previously certificated ISO14001 to meet the new standard. Auditing bodies are looking for certain elements to be in place, and we will guide you on what those are likely to be so that your transition and audit visit are smooth. We will also help you see the real opportunity of ISO14001:2015, and why it was changed in the first place, to address supply chain, sustainability and how the standards mesh together more tightly.
Dr. John Henry Looney & Freya Ashmore, Sustainable Direction Ltd
John Henry has over 32 years’ experience in delivering environmental and sustainability projects. He has a strong technical, business and project management background, with management experience at Owner and Director Level. He has provided consulting expertise to a wide range of organisations from small consultancies to multinational organisations and government bodies in over 30 countries, and has been Director on projects up to £80m.
From the US originally he moved to the UK in 1979 completing his PhD at Stirling University. Since then he has taught at Universities, carried out UNECE funded air quality research at the Natural History Museum; and has worked for 24 years in consultancy, including power and energy (M&E); civil, process and chemical; and environmental engineering before setting up Sustainable Direction Ltd to help companies move in a sustainable direction.
He was on the board of IEMA and helped set up IEMA approach to the Acorn standard, breaking environmental management systems into manageable units for businesses wanting to implement the system around their day jobs.
Freya has over 2 years of experience as an Environmental Professional at Sustainable Direction Ltd, moving quickly up the ranks to be Environmental Consultant. Freya qualified as an Internal Environmental Management Systems Auditor with IEMA in March, and has led the implementation of management systems (environmental, quality and energy) including a recent ISO14001:2015 system. Management systems are her thing!
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