ISO 14001:2015 specifies requirements for a Environmental management system when an organization:

Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements

b) Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.


The intensive, challenging and highly interactive IRCA registered training program is for those people who require an in-depth understanding of the range of auditing techniques and protocols associated with the lead auditor role.


This course satisfies the training requirement for those seeking to register to the IEMA and IRCA Auditing scheme. It is also an essential for any serious Environmental practitioner, particularly those who have the main responsibility for implementing and maintaining their environmental management system and manage an audit program for internal audits. Essential also to those who are required to perform more demanding and extensive company audits (Corporate Auditing) or who are required to regularly assess the performance of other companies (Supplier, contractor and other certification Auditors) and for those who are seeking to develop their auditing and environmental skills to a professional level.


Those attending this course are expected to have prior knowledge of the following:

Environmental Management Principles and concepts

Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Cycle

Environmental issues includes an appreciation of environmental and pollution prevention and control

Environmental Management Terms and definitions

Appreciation of Environmental Compliance issues

Environmental Management terms and definitions

Typical Structures for Environmental Management Systems including process based systems

Structure, Content and Requirements of ISO 14001-2015

Previous experience and existing knowledge

Attending an IRCA ISO 14001 Foundation Course or Equivalent

Reading or self study)


Auditing the requirements of ISO 14001:2015

Key focus areas for auditing core environmental processes

Overview of auditing for compliance

Objectives and types of environmental audits

Roles and responsibly of auditors and lead auditors

Auditor skills and development

Processes and techniques for planning, conducting & reporting audits

Audit follow up activities and auditing for continual improvement

Effective audit planning, execution and reporting based on current auditing standards

Identifying valid findings, non conformities and corrective action management


An Overview of Environmental issues

The history and development of ISO 14001

Structure of ISO 14001 Standard

Establishing of environmental policy

How to identify and evaluate environmental aspects

Understanding of Thai Environmental Laws

Setting up of objectives, targets and programs

Implementation and Operation


Management Review

Ten Steps of Implement ISO 14001:2004