The ISO 14001 Auditing Practices Group (APG) is an informal group of environmental management system (EMS) standard writers, experts, auditors and practitioners, drawn from the the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and ISO Technical Committee 207 SC1 Environmental Management System standards and TC207 SC2 Environmental auditing and related environmental investigations.

The IAF /TC207 APG plans to prepare various support materials on auditing  EMSs which will be freely available and downloaded from this website when available

Note these materials will be in addition to the support available from SC1 website in relation to ISO 14001.


This page on the SC1 website is primarily aimed at EMS auditors, consultants and environmental practitioners.

The material available as part of the EMS APG planned output are not definitive.  They reflect a number of different views in EMS auditing. As such, their content may not always be consistent.  It is not intended that the website's content will be used as specified requirements, an industry benchmark, or as criteria that all EMS auditors, consultants or practitioners have to follow.

Note IAF APG EMS does not provide interpretation of ISO 14001:2015


 Feedback from users as to whether additional material should be developed is welcomed by the EMS APG.