If you have invested in ISO 14001:2015 in any way, you need to join this webinar …
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Rethinking the High Level Structure: where‘s the “worth” it line?

Join Canadian and US leading experts in ISO 14001:2015 on Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 11 am (EDT) to explore the High Level Structure that serves as the mandated foundation of the international standard.

The High Level Structure, known amongst experts as the HLS, is now the mandated foundation of all ISO management system standards that publish requirements. The HLS, devoid of any subject matter text, is published by ISO as Annex SL, which is included in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1, Procedures Specific to ISO.

Negotiators for both ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, ISO’s flagship management system standards, were required to base their revision of the respective standard on ISO’s new but untested framework. The framework is about to undergo a review, which is a normal process for ISO products. If the output of a review favours improvement, then the document is opened for revision. The revision may be an open ended process or be restricted in scope.

If you have an investment in ISO 14001, or in any management system standard published by ISO using the HLS, you should join this webinar to ensure your comments on the High Level Structure are taken into account. As a reminder, the intention behind the HLS was to enhance compatibility between ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 and enhance integration by providing a framework that held identical:

  • Clause titles
  • Sequence of clause titles
  • Text, and
  • Terms and definitions

In this 70-minute webinar, the Collaboration will present:

  • Details on the current High Level Structure, including a brief overview of the drivers that led to its development
  • How it has been applied
  • The timing of a Review process, a Revision process and how this may affect the future of ISO 14001 (and other management systems standards)

In addition, input from the participants will be solicited regarding their concerns about the HLS, and whether the HLS has met expectations of users. This information will be presented to the negotiators of ISO 14001 for consideration as they formalize the Canadian position.

The concerns of participants do matter, and are taken seriously.

Who should attend this webinar? Anyone who has invested in ISO 14001:2015:

  • EMS Managers interested in robust, credible and reliable environmental management systems and standards such as ISO 14001
  • Academics
  • Auditors
  • Lawyers
  • Environmental Management Consultants
  • Regulators
  • Policy Makers and Shapers
  • Association Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Experts in Sustainable Development, CSR and ESG
  • Accountants interested in the green economy
  • Trade Commissioners
  • Journalists
  • Representatives of Consumer Interests

SPECIAL NOTE: To prepare for this webinar we recommend that you review ISO 14001. Make note of the clauses or sub-clauses, and requirement sections that you want to preserve, and the elements that you believe require major or minor improvement. Insight from the user community will help Canada formulate specific comments to the international forum.

Those wanting more information on the webinars being offered by the Collaboration in 2018, wishing to be added to the mailing list for advance notice of updates and other learning opportunities, or wish to become a member of the Collaboration should contact the Project Lead, Lynn Johannson at etwom@e2management.com.

Registration is now closed.

Webinar Leader:

Lynn Johannson B.E.S. (Hons), M.Sc., FRSA
E2 Management Corporation
Co-Founder, EnviroReady Report

Collaboration Team Members:

Stepan Wood BA, LLB, SJD Professor,
Canada Research Chair in Law,
Society and Sustainability
Director, Centre for Law and the Environment
Peter A Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia

Kelly Deeton, P.Eng.
Program Manager, Environmental Sustainability
Corporate Real Estate
BMO Financial Group

Natalie Gadsden, P. Eng.
Environmental Group Manager
Environmental Compliance & Sustainability
General Motors of Canada Ltd.

Dr. Lisa Greenwood, ISSP-SA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability,
Health and Safety

Ed Matthews
B.A., B.Sc., M. Sc.
Lead Certification Assessor

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