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Does your organisation have a positive environmental impact?

You have less than a year to transition to ISO 14001:2015. Will you be ready?

The sooner you transition, the sooner your organisation can have a positive impact on the environment, but also improve the organisation’s overall performance and efficiency.

At Crest Advisory Africa (Pty) Ltd (hereafter CAA), we value our close relationships we have with the corporate sector, which is the reason why we are reminding all organisations to update their certification. This goes hand in hand with preparation and transition training, to adapt to the new standards.

The three-year (3) grace period that organisations were given to make the change is slowly reaching its end with the deadline for both ISO standards revisions (9001 and 14001) scheduled for 14 September 2018. A reminder that organisations that do not make the change in the allotted time; risk losing the certification. This will not only result in a Regulatory Risk but also Reputation and that will materialise in a Financial risk and losses.

Whilst 11 months, may seem like a sufficient amount of time, many certification bodies are already fully booked until September next year, which indicates the need to act fast.

CAA is an accreditation body under the licence of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Body (PECB), and would, therefore, like to outline how organisations can utilise our services in preparation of your timely transitioning to the new standards.

PECB Internationally Certified: ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems

Crest Advisory Africa is accredited by the PECB to conduct internationally accredited training with our Public Courses through our CAA Training Academy (CAATA), we also offer correspondence training and if needed, to do it on site, with our In-house Training offerings.

The training for each of the standards consists of the following modules for different audiences:

Introduction (1 Day)

This training is specifically focussed for an Introduction to the standard.

Foundation (2 days)
  • ISO 14001 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage an Environmental Management System (EMS) as specified in ISO 14001. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of an EMS, including EMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.
  • After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach.
Certified Lead Implementer (5 days)
  • ISO 14001 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organisation in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Environmental Management Systems, consequently reducing an organisation’s negative environmental impacts and improving its overall performance and efficiency.
  • After mastering all the necessary concepts of Environmental Management Systems, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Implementer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement ISO 14001 in an organisation.
Certified Lead Auditor
(5 days)
  • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Environmental Management System (EMS) audit by applying widely recognised audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.
ISO 9001: 2015 Transition
  • ISO 14001:2015 Transition course enables you to gain a thorough understanding of the differences between ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14001:2015. During this training course, you will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to support an organisation in planning and implementing the process of transitioning from an ISO 14001:2004 EMS to ISO 14001:2015 in a timely manner.
  • After becoming acquainted with the new concepts and requirements of ISO 14001:2015, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 14001:2015 Transition” credential. By holding a PECB Transition Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to successfully apply the ISO 14001:2015 changes to an existing EMS.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

Organisational Gap analysis against ISO 14001: 2015

Organisations will then need to perform a gap analysis to assess the nature of changes that are required in their business. Should you not feel confident in conducting a gap analysis, you may call on a CAA qualified Lead Implementer and Auditor to assist. CAA offers guidance that will lead your team to certain compliance.

Once ready, you can contact CAA to conduct a pre-certification, or readiness audit, implement corrective action and you’re good-to-go.

Certification Body against ISO 14001: 2015

Once ready, you can contact CAA to conduct a pre-certification, or readiness audit, implement corrective action and you’re good to go. Losing certification can be potentially damaging to your organisation, and even more stressful as time is of the essence.

We will facilitate the Certification process for you and create a seamless process for your certification. This also provides you with the opportunity to obtain International Certification, having an even better position in the market.

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