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November-December 2015

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The new ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

To become the best, and remain the best, organizations need a management system that helps them deliver the best products and services for the marketplace, while taking into account the needs of the environment in which they are working. Some of the foundations for a successful strategy is ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management.

In this issue of ISOfocus, we bring together the latest commentary on the new ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. We ask the top experts in the field for the latest information and advice on the newly revised management system standards (MSS).


Why the world needs ISO 45001 for workplace safety

Whether you are an employee, a manager or a business owner, you share a common goal - you don't want anyone to get hurt on the job.

Here, David Smith, Chair of the committee developing ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety (OHS), tells us how the standard will reduce risks and create better working conditions around the world.

There is a need to be proactive and anticipate action.

Leading articles from this issue

Giving ISO 9001 a fresh sparkle

by Garry Lambert

The new 2015 revision of ISO 9001, brought right up to date in response to vast changes in technology, business diversity and global commerce, promises to be the most effective, user-friendly and relevant quality management system yet.

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Achieving environmental focus with ISO 14001:2015

Our impact on the environment is increasing, there’s no denying that. And we need to better understand and manage our impact. Responding to our planet’s ecological challenges, the revision of ISO 14001 supports organizations in reducing their environmental impact and understanding the effect the
environment has on their business.

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IBM leverages ISO 14001 for sustainable business

A meaningful, systematic approach to environmental management has made IBM one of the world’s most environmentally conscious companies. The globally integrated IT company leverages ISO 14001
for a comprehensive corporate policy on environmental affairs. Here, Wayne Balta, IBM’s VP of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety, tells us more.

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About ISOfocus magazine

Published in English, French and Spanish 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.

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Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis
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Former Magazines

From 2001 to 2009, we also published a magazine called ISO Management Systems. This magazine is no longer in print however you can consult the archives.