Notwithstanding the recent publication of ISO 14064 and ISO 14065, developed specifically for greenhouse gas accounting and verification, the author of this article argues that because ISO 14001 is already globally implemented, the environmental management system standard is potentially a powerful tool to mitigate climate change.
2007 is the 20th anniversary of ISO 9001. The leaders of ISO/TC 176, Quality management and quality assurance, and its subcommittee SC 2, Quality systems, share their perspectives on the standard that took quality management from the production lines to the boardroom and from manufacturing to services and public administration.
Organizations with a commitment to managing risk know that implementing standards can enable them to do so more effectively and therefore maximize opportunities and minimize losses in the course of achieving corporate objectives. This article examines the future ISO 31000 standard which will be a strategic-level document covering all forms of risk, including safety and the environment.
Launched by ISO in 1996, ISO 14001 has in just over a decade become the international benchmark for environmental management systems. The leaders of ISO technical committee ISO/TC 207 and its subcommittee SC 1 share their perspectives on the road ISO 14001 has traveled so far, as well as on how they see its future.
ISO 9001:2000 certification of the USA Federal Aviation Administration’s Aviation Safety organization is a striking example of the value of the international quality management standard to a major and complex public sector organization with a critical mission to perform.
Customers don’t buy quality systems, they buy products and services. So the real test of a quality management system (QMS) is the extent to which it leads to the product the customer wants. The author of this article proposes elements of a solution to bridge the gap he sees between the QMS and product quality.
The cost of product-related injury and death worldwide exceeds USD 1
trillion per year, says the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). More than
ever, product safety is at the forefront of consumer concerns.