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Carbon neutral meeting for ISO 14001 revision group

The ISO working group revising environmental management standard ISO 14001 "walked the talk" at their latest meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on 2-7 February 2015 by offsetting their carbon emissions using ISO 14064 for greenhouse gas quantification, reporting and monitoring. So when it came to implementing their own standards, what did they find out? The Organizing Committee of the WG5 Tokyo meeting tells us more.

Safe and sustainable mining with ISO standards

Mining is a temporary activity, with mines operating from anywhere between a few years and a few decades. Increasingly however, what happens after a mine is closed, and the impact this has on the local community and environment, has an important influence on the competitiveness of the mining operation.

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This month on ISOfocus

In the cloud

Cloud computing is quite possibly the hottest, most discussed and often misunderstood topic in IT today. This revolutionary concept has reached unexpected heights in the last decade and is recognized by governments and private-sector organizations as major game-changing technology.

In the January/February 2015 ISOfocus issue, we address some of the basic questions surrounding cloud computing (including the savings and business utility the technology can offer). We also explore security concerns of the cloud services industry and how these are addressed by ISO/IEC 27018, the first International Standard on safeguarding personal data in the cloud.

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Published in English and French, six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards. Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference.

You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.

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