ISO Management Systems, November/December 2007
ISO 14001 and climate change

ISO Management Systems, November/December 2007November-December

ISO 14001 and climate change

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.

ISO Management Systems, September-October 2007
The impact of ISO 9001

ISO Management Systems, September-October 2007September-October

The impact of ISO 9001

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.

IMS May-June 2007
Risk and ISO standards

IMS May-June 2007July-August

Risk and ISO standards

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.

IMS May-June 2007
ISO/TC 207 leaders share their perspectives

IMS May-June 2007May-June

ISO/TC 207 leaders share their perspectives

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.