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Introduction to ISO 14001:2015 Transition

Speaker Series Details

Presenter: Karen Noftall, President, Quality Matters
Title: Introduction to ISO 14001:2015 Transition

Date: May 3, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (light lunch provided)
Location: NEIA’s Board Room at 90 O’Leary Ave
Cost: FREE!

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, one of ISO’s most widely used standards, has recently been revised. ISO 14001:2015 is designed to respond to latest trends and ensure it is compatible with other management system standards. The key changes in this revision include: an increased prominence of environmental management within the organization’s strategic planning processes; a greater focus on leadership; the addition of proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm and degradation, such as sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation; improving environmental performance added; lifecycle thinking when considering environmental aspects; and the addition of a communications strategy.

This information session will provide a high level overview of the requirements of the new ISO 14001:2015 Quality Management Standard, and about how the upcoming revision could affect existing environmental management systems. Participants will also learn about the benefits of participating in a full ISO 14001:2015 Transition workshop.

The Presenter

Karen Noftall, President, Quality Matters
(B.Sc., PMP, RAB/QMS Lead Quality Auditor; Lead Environmental Auditor; Lead Registration Auditor-QMS; CSA Certified Trainer; QMPR/HACCP Certified.)

Karen is the owner and president of Quality Matters Inc., a QHSE firm operating for over 17 years in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Quality Matters offers its clients consulting, auditing and training services in business, quality, health & safety and environmental management programs to the service and manufacturing industries in both the private and public sectors.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and has various accreditations/certificates including Project Management Professional and Lead Environmental Auditor. She is the former President of the Newfoundland Labrador Organization for Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE).

She has more than 25 years of experience in the business and QHSE fields and has certified over 100 small, medium and large companies to the International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements including ISO 14001; Environmental Management Systems.

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