ISO 14001 Audit Checklist

ISO 14001 Audit Checklist

This ISO 14001 audit checklist:

  • Is aligned with the International Standard of ISO 14001 environmental management systems.
  • Can be used to conduct an audit an ISO 14001 environmental management system.
  • Will be accessible to you when you become a member of Redcat Safety.


About this ISO 14001 Audit Checklist

This ISO 14001 audit checklist can be used to assess an organization’s ability to meet the ISO 14001 certification requirements of the ISO 14001 Standard. The audit checklist can verify compliance with the standard and identify any areas that need improvement.

The audit checklist will help you make sure you have all the bases covered and the framework for setting up your documentation and training your staff on meeting the requirements of ISO 14001 standard.

This audit checklist encompasses all the requirements of ISO 14001 environmental management systems (EMS) section 4.0 through to section 10.0 inclusive of:

ISO 14001 Internal Audit Checklist

  • ISO 14001 Section 4. Context of the Organization
  • ISO 14001 Section 5. Leadership
  • ISO 14001 Section 6. Planning
  • ISO 14001 Section 7. Support
  • ISO 14001 Section 8. Operation
  • ISO 14001 Section 9. Environmental Performance Evaluation
  • ISO 14001 Section 10. Improvement

The ISO 14001 audit checklist’s rating system is graded from conformance to non-conformance, to convey a concise and consistent methodology for scoring each ISO 14001 audit criteria.

There are also provisions within the ISO 14001 audit checklist template for the identification of opportunities for improvement, which can effectively contribute to the essential continual improvement processes of the ISO 14001 environmental management systems standard.

Conducting Internal ISO 14001 Audits

Under section 9.2 of the ISO 14001 standard an organization must conduct internal audits to provide information on whether the organization conforms:

  • To its own requirements of its environmental management system.
  • The requirements of international standard ISO 14001 and whether the system is effectively implemented and maintained.

Internal audits should be conducted at planned intervals to determine the status and importance of each process that comprises of the environmental management system.

The internal audit frequency should be based upon:

  • Process performance trends.
  • Results from previous audits.
  • Management reviews.
  • Rates of non-conformity.
  • Environmental impacts and corrective actions.
  • Determination of roles, responsibilities and authorities.
  • Establishing and maintaining risks and opportunities levels.
  • Expectations of interested parties.
  • Environmental conditions.

This can ensure that the organization focuses on the environmental aspects that affect product and process conformity and sustainability the most.

Once completed an internal audit report can also serve as ‘retained documented information’ as evidence of effective implementation of an audit program and compliance obligations.

The ISO 14001 Audit Checklist’s Methodology

The ISO 14001 internal audit checklist’s intention is to provide assurance to top management that risks to the organization’s objectives are being (or will be) managed and controlled.

The audit findings shall enable any required corrective actions to the ISO 14001 system and associated internal EMS audit processes to be communicated to the relevant parties.

Why Become a Member of Redcat Safety and Download this ISO 14001 Audit Checklist?

If you are looking to get your organization certified to ISO 14001, you will need to go through an internal environmental management system auditing process.

Once this checklist is completed, it will detail all the findings, documents provided and issues observed, subsequently allowing the monitoring and review of any corrective actions that are needed.

After downloading this ISO 14001 audit checklist you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own ISO 14001 audit checklist.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the checklist.
  • Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this ISO 14001 Audit Checklist

  • This template is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Become a Member Now’ button.
  • No payment is required for this document and it will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no membership auto-renewals, contracts or ongoing costs.

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