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Developing 3D Printing Standards? There’s an ISO-ASTM Framework for That.

As more large companies turn to 3D printed parts, there’s an increasing need for technical standards. To this end, ISO and ASTM International have jointly developed the Additive Manufacturing Standards Development Structure.

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ISO Facilities Management Standard Under Development

Facilities managers face a host of challenges, from improving buildings’ operational efficiencies and performance to complying with environment, health and safety regulations. They are responsible for a range of activities, including environmental management, among others, and according to ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, facilities management is one of the … Read more »

Sustainable Procurement Standard Coming Soon

Purchasing represents a significant piece of a company’s budget. In the public sector alone, procurement accounts for around 12 percent of GDP and 29 percent of government expenditure in OECD member countries. So it makes sense that when considering sustainability initiatives, executives should take purchasing decisions into account. An ISO standard … Read more »

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Updated ISO 14004 Environmental Management Guidance Standard Published

Following the revision of the ISO 14001 environmental management systems standard, the International Organization for Standardization today released the updated version of its complementary standard, ISO 14004, to helps organizations get the most out of their environmental management system. Managing environmental impacts — and the effects they have on business … Read more »

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ISO 14004: Bring Environmental Management System Benefits to Your Business

Following the new ISO 14001 environmental management systems standard, the revision of its complementary standard, ISO 14004, has reached final draft stage and is slated for release on March 1, 2016. The revised ISO 14004 aims to help organizations integrate an environmental management system such as ISO 14001 effectively into … Read more »

Businesses Save Millions by Adopting ISO 14001 Standard

An increasing number of global businesses are adopting the international environmental management systems standard ISO 14001, according to the latest ISO 14001 data, which shows that the number of certificates issued worldwide has grown 7 percent in one year. The worldwide total of certificates now stands at 324,148. Data published … Read more »

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Corporate Reporting Giants Publish Reporting Framework Navigation Tool

The biggest global names in corporate reporting — CDP, the Global Reporting Initiative, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, IASB, ISO, SASB and the International Integrated Reporting Council — have published a landscape map that provides a snapshot of a comparison of their frameworks, standards and related … Read more »

ISO Publishes Water Footprint Standard

The International Organization for Standardization has published a water footprint standard to help businesses and other organizations measure their potential environmental impact of water use and pollution. ISO 14046, Environmental management – Water footprint – Principles, requirements and guidelines, is based on a life cycle assessment and can assist in: … Read more »