Certified Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015) Lead Auditor


In the realm of ISO 14001:2015 and Certified Environmental Management Systems (EMS), the Lead Auditor assumes a central role in ensuring the efficacy of environmental management practices within organizations. Their center obligations encompass planning, executing, and documenting environmental management system audits, aimed at evaluating adherence to ISO 14001:2015 guidelines and relevant legal mandates. Through these reviews, Lead Auditors discern areas ripe for enhancement, such as refining environmental objectives, minimizing impacts, optimizing resource utilization, and fortifying pollution prevention measures. They likewise offer direction and help to both administration and staff, conveying instructional meetings and cultivating natural attention to reinforce capability.

Additionally, Lead Auditors collaborate closely with certification bodies to shepherd organizations through the ISO 14001:2015 certification process, ensuring compliance with standards and addressing any identified discrepancies. Ultimately, their overarching objective is to drive continual advancement in environmental performance and instill a culture of environmental responsibility within organizational frameworks.

Embedded within the ethos of environmental sustainability within organizations is the Environment Management System (EMS), symbolized by ISO 14001. Our Lead Auditor Training initiative plunges participants into the depths of ISO 14001, arming them with the competencies needed to execute meticulous EMS audits. By blending theoretical comprehension with practical application, enrollees refine their abilities in audit planning, implementation, and documentation, guaranteeing conformity to environmental statutes and promoting continual advancement. Upon completion of this ISO 14001:2015 training program, participants will acquire develop a solid understanding of EMS ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 19011:2018 audit processes, essential for conducting thorough assessments. Through this knowledge, they will be equipped to evaluate an organization's Environmental Management System in accordance with ISO 14001:2015 requirements, facilitating improvements in EMS performance. Participants will also learn to effectively plan, execute, manage, and conclude EMS audits, aligning with the audit principles outlined in ISO 19011. As they attain accreditation as lead auditors, individuals not only enrich their career pathways but also champion the cause of environmental preservation and corporate responsibility endeavours.

Certification Objectives

  • Understand the relationship between man and the environment
  • Industrial sustainable environment management practices
  • Global Environmental Management System (EMS) standards
  • Government Laws, Regulations and Guidelines
  • ISO 14001 details and requirements
  • Environmental Management System establishment (Basics)
  • Legal framework for EMS implementation
  • Plan, conduct, report, and follow up the audit report
  • Assessment and management responsibilities of an EMS Auditor
  • Certified Study Resources

    Module 1 : Understanding Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and ISO 14001:2015 Standard

    Module 2 : Auditing Concepts: Objectives, types, methods and process

    Module 3 : Duties, Obligations, and Proficiency of Auditors

    Module 4 : Preparing and Planning an Audit

    Module 5 : Carrying Out an Audit

    Module 6 : Reporting of Audit Results

    Module 7 : Follow-up Actions and certification

    The Certification is especially beneficial for persons who:

  • Plan/Manage the implementation of ISO 14001:2015
  • Require detailed knowledge of EMS auditing process
  • Is involved in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd party audits
  • Need to learn about the regulatory framework and assessment for a EMS assessment
  • Environment Management consultants, Managers, Technicians
  • Aspiring Environmental Science Professional
  • Eligibility

    Any graduate/B.Tech/B.Sc in Environmental science and other disciplines, Post-Graduation/M.Sc in Environmental sciences or related fields. Diploma holders are eligible for our Professional Diploma, Industry Certificate and Certificate Programmes.

    Programme Duration

    The duration of the training is 5 days.


    The registration dates for this Programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the Programme lectures, online live classes, and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-paced and self-regulated performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Assessment & Certification

    All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successfully qualifying the examination, the participants will be awarded the Certified EMS Lead Auditor by Institute of Good Manufacturing Practices India (IGMPI), New Delhi. Details get updated on the website as well. The certification will be awarded after the required levels of knowledge, skills, professionalism and attitude are assessed through the IGMPI assessment process.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing placement assistance to its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading food and agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

    Recently, the Institute has witnessed growing involvement from professionals working with global industry like Big 4, Accenture, SGS, Fortune 100, Uniqus Consultech Ltd., ESG Book, Vision 360, TCS, Ckinetics, CSE(Centre for Science and Environment, TERI (The Energy and Research Institute), Iforest, CEEW (Council on Energy, Environment and Water ), CPR (Centre for Policy and Research ), Centre for Energy and Environment Sustainability, WWF (Worl wildlife Fund ), IWMI (International Water Management Institute ), Greenpeace, 350.org, ATREE, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, Sankalp Taru Foundation, TBS, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Mukti, Aquatech Systems Asia Pvt. Ltd., Nalco Water India Ltd.(Ecolab),ABM Environment Consultants, Eco Paryavaran Engineers and Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Enviro, Paramount Ltd., Enviro Control Associates India Pvt Ltd., Energy Tech Solutions, CVR Labs, EnVision Environmental Services, Mindtree Ltd., Siemens, Wipro Limited, Astra Zeneca, Novartis Healthcare, Accenture, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Roche Pharmaceutical, PI Industries Ltd., Ericsson, Teva Pharmaceuticals, ICON Plc., Suven Life Sciences, Infosys Limited, Syneos Health Clinical, Eli Lilly and Company, etc. The IGMPI’s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare industries on regular basis.

    Future career prospects

    The Professional Certification of certified EMS Lead Auditor on Environmental Management System (EMS) (ISO 14001:2015), opens up promising career pathways for its certificate holders. The Certificate holders can explore diverse opportunities in industries and sectors, assuming roles such as EMS Lead Auditor, Environmental Compliance Officer, Sustainability Manager, Environmental Consultant, Quality Assurance Manager, or Risk Management Specialist. These professionals play pivotal roles in guiding organizations towards compliance with environmental regulations, improving environmental performance, and bolstering sustainability endeavours. Given the escalating emphasis on environmental responsibility and sustainability practices, there is a growing demand for skilled individuals proficient in ISO 14001 auditing standards, ensuring abundant avenues for career growth and professional advancement in environmental management.

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