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What processes should be followed to ensure effective audits of energy management systems based on ISO 50001? How should the audits be scheduled? What competences are required for the auditor? The ISO 50003 international standard answers these questions, providing a valuable tool for certification bodies and system auditors.
Spearheaded by INC1 and guided by AFNOR which coordinated the work*, the first two voluntary standards on electronic cigarettes and e-liquids set out a series of safety and quality criteria, and promote better information for over three million French vapers.
The word “standard” has a number of accepted meanings. At times it refers to a regulatory requirement or there again it may be a reference document agreed by consensus. Application of the former is mandatory whereas the latter are purely voluntary: how to sail across the maze? AFNOR clarifies the issues.
Featuring in this selection of standards finalized in January, by and for professionals: provision of thalassotherapy services, maintenance within physical asset management, data leak prevention and management...
AFNOR leads the new ISO committee on online reputation of organizations. Twenty-seven countries are involved in an ambitious programme extending well beyond mere management of online consumer reviews. Here we present the key issues.