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SPEAKER SERIES: Introduction to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management

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Presenter: Karen Noftall, President, Quality Matters

Title: Introduction to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management

Date: December 2, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (light lunch provided)
Location: NEIA’s Board Room at 90 O’Leary Ave
Cost: FREE!

Are you interested in learning more about the International Environmental Management Standard, ISO 14001? If yes, then you should come attend our ISO 14001 speaker series session. This session will provide information on how Environmental Management Systems can add value to your operation through the application of systems thinking.

This session will outline the key components of an environmental management system, coupled with an explanation of how a systemized environmental program will provide better controls, consistency and cost savings to your organization through systems management of your environmental aspects. The session will also provide some information regarding the changes to the ISO 14001 standard that are expected for release in September 2015.

What are the benefits of ISO 14001?

  • Better environmental management reduces waste and energy use
  • Improve efficiency to cut the cost of running your business
  • Demonstrate compliance to expand your business opportunities
  • Meet legal obligations to win greater stakeholder and customer trust
  • Prepare for the changing business landscape confidently

This session is the first in a series of presentations on standards of value for firms operating in the environmental sector. Upcoming sessions include information on: ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility), ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System), and Integrated Management Systems. Registration for these other sessions will be available in the coming weeks.

About Karen Noftall

(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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