ISO 14001 Audit Checklist – Environmental Management System

The ISO 14001 standard is a popular Environmental Management System in manufacturing organizations worldwide. Every organization that going to implement an Environmental management system and ISO 14001:2015 certification, needs to audit their implemented EMS, weather it is compliance with ISO 14001:2015 or not.

An effective ISO 14001:2015 Audit Checklist is a primary document that fulfills all such requirements, which needs to be designed with the help of EMS 14001 auditors to verify the implemented environmental management system. The ISO 14001 audit checklist by can be used to check significant environmental aspects that need monitoring and focus. It can help with your business gain self-awareness to further improve their environmental management system. The ISO 14001 checklists with more than 700 audit questions design to verify department wise as well as clause wise requirements of the ISO 14001 standard.

Content of ISO 14001 Audit Checklists:-

ISO 14001 Audit Checklist can be used as an internal audit to assess your organization’s EMS and your readiness for third-party ISO 14001:2015 certification. ISO 14001 checklist covers audit questions based on ISO 14001 requirements for each department as listed below.

This ISO 14001 audit checklist document includes two types of audit questionnaire which is useful to any organization.

Part- A: Department wise ISO 14001 Audit Checklist:
For ready reference, there are questions for ISO 14001 auditing in the following departments.
1. Management Representative
2. Legal and Safety
3. Training
4. Operation / Production
5. Pollution Department
6. Stores
7. Engineering

Part – B: Clause wise ISO 14001 Audit Checklist:
It covers audit questions related to requirements of ISO 14001:2015 clauses.

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Steps of ISO 14001:-

1. Micro-level survey for every activity of the organization and preparation of detail Gap analysis report,
2. Preparation of applicable documents required by ISO 14001:2015, based on the detailed study of all organizational activities, such as;
Environmental Management System Manual,
Environmental Management System Procedures (Mandatory procedures required by the standard),
Identification and preparation of Environmental Aspects and its Environmental Impacts register
Identification of applicable acts, rules, etc. and preparation of Register of rules and regulations (ROR),
Major emergency preparedness (Onsite/ Offsite emergency plan) and Contingency plan,
Formats to establish objective evidence of implementation and to ensure control over all the activities.
3. ISO 14001 consultancy provides training to all levels of employees within the organization
4. Assistance ineffective implementation of the system by periodic visit till ISO 14001 certification, and conduct mock drills
5. Conduct an internal audit to check readiness for the ISO 14001 certification
6. Conduct management review meeting in the presence of Top Management to guide the organization for effective implementation for all the issues about the environmental management system
7. ISO 14001 onsite adequacy audit and certification audit by the certifying body.


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