ISO 14001:2015 Strategic approach to risk-based thinking

Organizations are under constant pressure to improve their environmental performance, in particular, in response to scarcity of natural resources and the higher societal expectations for accountability.  Therefore environmental management has become crucial to overall business management.

The global trend towards a low carbon and resource efficient economy poses various risks and opportunities affecting your organization’s business strategy. But that’s where an environmental management system (EMS) can help.

For a well-designed EMS, your organization has to address risks and opportunities.  These may arise from your significant aspects, compliance obligations or from other issues relating to your organization’s context.  So whilst you can base your EMS on the best practice ISO 14001 standard, it needs to be relevant to your risks and opportunities. Therefore understanding risk-based thinking is crucial to ensure that your required actions can be integrated into your organization’s processes to enable an effective EMS.

This two-day course will help you understand risk-based thinking. It uses practical activities to translate this concept into a structured methodology that will help you to address the strategic development of the EMS in your organization.

How will I benefit?

You’ll be able to:

  • understand of the importance of the context of the organization
  • address risk-based thinking
  • incorporate risk-based thinking into your organization’s EMS
  • use a practical approach to develop an EMS in a structured way

Our tutors have the professional experience working with organizations to help them set-up and successfully maintain their environmental management system across a variety of industries. So they understand your challenges and they bring the subject matter to life with relevant and contemporary examples to enhance your learning