ISO Management Systems, 5/2009
ISO 26000 - Social responsibility

ISO Management Systems, 5/2009September-October

ISO 26000 - Social responsibility

Executive briefing on ISO 26000
The future International Standard ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility.

SMEs, ISO 26000 and social responsibility
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has carried out a global assessment of how relevant SMEs perceive SR and ISO 26000 to be.

ISO Management Systems 4/2009
MSS - The essence

ISO Management Systems 4/2009July-August

MSS - The essence

What makes ISO 9001 such an effective management tool ? The authors, key members of ISO/TC 176, Quality management and quality assurance, outline the reasons for its success as the world’s most widely implemented management system standard, and draw comparisons with other fast-evolving management system standards.

ISO Management Systems, May-June 2009
The Media

ISO Management Systems, May-June 2009May-June

The media and ISO management systems

This article gives a multi-faceted perspective of the relationship between the media and ISO management system standards :
– An overview of how ISO management system standards (MSS) are portrayed in the media
– The media as an important channel both for ISO to make known its MSS and for certified organizations to promote the latter as an added value
– Media companies as users themselves of ISO MSS.

ISO Management Systems, March-April 20009
The future of certification

ISO Management Systems, March-April 20009March-April

The future of management system certification

What is the future of management system certification? Is it relevant to organizations affected by the current financial turmoil impacting the world economy? This Special Report comprises perspectives from a selection of certification bodies, or organizations representing them, from around the world.

ISO Management Systems 1/2009
ISO/IEC 27001 for SMEs

ISO Management Systems 1/2009January-February

ISO/IEC 27001 for SMEs

Information security management systems for small and medium-sized enteprises
Athough many large organizations have been quick to see the benefits of ISO/IEC 27001:2005 – the information security management system standard – many SMEs have been slow adopters because of a lack of basic advice in its implementation. This will change with development of a new ISO handbook to demystify the process, due for publication in 2009.