Google+ Hangout on The Revision of ISO 14001

SHEMSI would like to inform you of a Google+ Hangout organized by ISO on the revision of ISO 14001. The objective of this Hangout is to allow interested stakeholders to ask questions about the revision’s progress, potential changes and other issues that may be of interest. Experts from the ISO committee revising ISO 14001 will tell us how the revision is progressing and what’s new so far.

Google+ Hangout on the revision of ISO 14001:
Date:  25 September 2014
Time: 6.30 pm – 7.00 pm (Malaysian time)

Watch it here on Google+ Hangout (send your questions here in advance using #ISO14001GH) or on YouTube.

There will be experts from Colombia, Japan, Malaysia (Amarjit Kaur, Senior Consultant – SHEMSI) and USA. Don’t miss it!

Upcoming Training Courses Announcement from SHEMSI Sdn Bhd

SHEMSI is pleased to announce our upcoming training courses till the end of 2014. The selection of courses offered is based on current national and international development in sustainability related focus areas. This includes the introduction of the MyCarbon Initiative and Award scheme by the Malaysian Ministry of National Resources and Environment and the releases of Draft International Standards for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 as well as the Committee Draft for ISO 45001 (the ISO standard being developed to replace OHSAS 18001).

SHEMSI Training Schedule 2014

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Update on The Revision of ISO 9001/14001 and OHSAS 18001

REVISION OF ISO 9001/14001 AND OHSAS 18001

SHEMSI has noticed that a number of our competitors is offering training on the revisions to some or all of the above standards. We wish to advise our clients that ISO has a defined process for the development of new standards and the revision of existing standards. This process involves the development of a series of drafts which are circulated variously within the group developing the standards, to the ISO National Mirror Body (Department of Standards Malaysia) and sometime in the public domain through the National Mirror Body. These drafts are known as working (WD), committee (CD) or draft international standard (DIS) and sometimes as a final draft international standard (FDIS) and are circulated to seek comment from the relevant stakeholder groups. The comments received are considered as the next draft is being developed. This means that depending on the comments received there may be significant textual and layout changes from one draft to the next. Sometimes there may be 3 or 4 WD, 2 or 3 CD’s and 1 or 2 DIS’s and normally 1 FDIS.

SHEMSI strongly recommends that clients do not pay to attend seminars based on “potential” or “proposed” changes as they may find that the “potential” or “proposed” changes do not make the next draft and that they will have to pay again to attend a further seminar on more “potential” or “proposed” changes. The further the standards have progressed through the development chain the more stable the text and layout generally becomes however that cannot always be guaranteed. Standards at the DIS or FDIS stage are normally more likely to be close to the final version. All management system standards are now following the same (high level) structure irrespective of their scope, e.g. quality, environment, safety and health, business continuity management, etc.

Currently ISO 9001 is at the DIS stage (draft was issued on 15 May 2014) and ISO 14001 (a DIS should be issued in October 2014) and OHSAS 18001 which is likely to be replaced by ISO 45001 will hopefully be at CD stage in August 2014. In view of this SHEMSI will not be offering training in the revisions to ISO 9001, 14001 until both are at the DIS stage and 45001 is at the CD stage in the second half of the year in order to give our clients some guarantee that they will not have to pay again for further changes as the standards progress to the next draft.

Should you require further information on the content of the standards or their progress through the ISO process or wish to express an interest in attending our training later in the year please call our office at your convenience on 03-51917858.

The First GRI G4 Certified Training – Concluded

We are glad to announce that we have successfully concluded our first GRI G4 Certified Training for the year 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, in conjunction with the National Center for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR). We thank all the attendees for their participation and wish them all the best in their sustainability reporting.

The next GRI G4 Certified Training is scheduled on the 9 – 11 September 2014. Contact us at 03-51917858 or for further information.

GRI G4 Certified Training Course organised by NCSR in collaboration with Shemsi – Kuala Lumpur 6-8 May 2014

The National Centre for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR) which is the official GRI Certified Training Partner for Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Phillipines, along with collaborating partner, SHEMSI, are pleased to announce our first GRI G4 Certified Training Course in Malaysia for the year 2014.

The next training in Kuala Lumpur is on 6 – 8 May 2014 at a venue to be announced later.

This three-day intensive workshop will introduce you to the elements of a sustainability report using the GRI’s five step process: “prepare, connect, define, monitor and report” and prepare you to coordinate the sustainability reporting process. You will receive your own copies of essential GRI publications and learn how to apply the GRI’s five-phase sustainability reporting process. The GRI Certified Training Program empowers participants to begin or improve their sustainability reporting using the world’s leading sustainability reporting framework.

Click here for the pdf brochure and form to register now.

GRI G4 2014 Malaysia Brochure

For further enquiries, contact us at or 03-5191 7858.