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In early 2024, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will amend many of the familiar management system standards (MSS), including ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental management), and ISO 45001 (occupational health & safety) to incorporate additional text addressing climate change.

ISO sees the important role that international standards need to play in the world’s efforts to address the global climate emergency. Such standards play a crucial part in underpinning the global economy, creating trust in all aspects of international trade, promoting good practices, and providing the basis for assurance of processes and data – and this is why the amendments go beyond the standards that specifically support the climate agenda.

In this whitepaper, we explore the background of this decision and how it fits with ISO’s climate change commitment. You will also learn:

  • Which standards are affected by the amendments,
  • How the MSS core text is being amended,
  • Timelines
  • And what it means for organisations that use these standards.

For more information about how ISO plans to take action against climate change and how these actions may affect you, explore our dedicated content.

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