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External quality mechanisms for health care: summary of the ExPeRT project on visitatie, accreditation, EFQM and ISO assessment in European Union countries
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Abstract This paper is a summary of the operation, findings and conclusions of a European Union project on external peer review techniques, termed 'ExPeRT', to research the scope, mechanisms and use of external quality mechanisms in the improvement of health care.

A proposal for an ISO standard for public key encryption (version 2.1)
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Abstract This document is an initial proposal for a draft for a forthcoming ISO standard on publickey encryption. It is hoped that this proposal will serve as a basis for discussion, from

Does ISO 9000 certification pay
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Does it pay for firms to seek ISO 9000 certification While this question is as old as ISO 9000 itself, it remains essential, and largely unanswered! What is new to the best of our knowledge is the combination of data and methods followed by the authors of this article,

A practical relay attack on ISO 14443 proximity cards
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Abstract. Contactless smart cards are used in access control and payment systems. This paper illustrates an attack which effectively allows an attacker to 'borrow'the victim's card for a short period without requiring physical access to the victim's card. As a result the

Information security management best practice based on ISO/IEC 17799
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Talks about security trends ecurity matters have become an integral part of daily life, and organizations need to ensure that they are adequately secured. While legislatures enact corporate governance laws, more and more businesses are seeking assurance that their

Annotation by Category: ELAN and ISO DCR.
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Abstract The Data Category Registry is one of the ISO initiatives towards the establishment of standards for Language Resource management, creation and coding. Successful application of the DCR depends on the availability of tools that can interact with it. This

ISO-TimeML: An International Standard for Semantic Annotation.
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Abstract In this paper, we present ISO-TimeML, a revised and interoperable version of the temporal markup language, TimeML. We describe the changes and enrichments made, while framing the effort in a more general methodology of semantic annotation. In

Applying the ISO/IEEE 11073 standards to wearable home health monitoring systems
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Abstract Objective. The goal of this effort was to investigate the feasibility of applying the ISO/IEEE 11073 (aka X73) standards, originally intended for bedside monitoring in hospital environments, to wearable, multi-sensor monitoring systems designed for home

A primer on the Petri Net Markup Language and ISO/IEC 15909-2
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A new-institutionalist perspective on ISO 14000 and Responsible Care
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This paper examines why US firms are lukewarm towards ISO 14000 while the US chemical industry has enthusiastically adopted Responsible Care. It also briefly explores why European and Asian firms are eagerly adopting ISO 14000. Employing a new-

A new-institutionalist perspective on ISO 14000 and Responsible Care
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This paper examines why US firms are lukewarm towards ISO 14000 while the US chemical industry has enthusiastically adopted Responsible Care. It also briefly explores why European and Asian firms are eagerly adopting ISO 14000. Employing a new- ABSTRACT/Current private and public regulatory systems may not provide an optimal degree of regulation for labels bearing environmental information, and established institutions may detract from efforts to provide for better environmental management. The

Negotiating international standards for environmental management systems: The ISO 14000standards
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Environmental pollution, habitat destruction, and other threats to the health of the planet are at the top of the current international agenda. Many of the resources at risk are inherently global, not tied to any single national territory or political jurisdiction. For example, the

What is the relationship among cleaner production, pollution prevention, waste minimization, and ISO 14000
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In the last 15 years there has been a growing world wide movement among government and industry to change the way industry interacts with the environment. The focus of this movement has been to reduce environmental impacts from industry through changes in

The impact of industrial knowledge management and environmental strategy on corporate performance of iso-14000 companies in Taiwan: The application of
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The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between environmental strategy, the environmental knowledge circulation process, and corporate performance by the investigation and data sampling of companies approved for International Organization for

Global survey on ISO 9000 and ISO 14000: Summary of findings
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Executive Summary Global Diffusion of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Certification Profile of Global Survey Sample Profile of US Survey Sample Initiators of Main Drive for ISO 9000 Certification and ISO 14000 Certification Reasons for Seeking ISO 9000 and ISO 14000

ISO 14000 as a Strategic Tool for Shipping and Shipbuilding
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During the past four decades, industrial environmental management views have shifted focus from the dilution of waste discharges to a focus on the environmental characteristics of the product itself. An increasing number of consumers demand environmentally friendly

ISO 14000 standards and China: A trade and sustainable development perspective
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This paper has been prepared for an International Conference on ISO 14000 and Sustainable Development being held November 5-7, 1996 in Beijing, China. The objective of this paper is to consider strategic issues posed by the entire family

Behind the ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certificates
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Abstract The past decade witnessed a remarkable growth in the number of organisations worldwide seeking to implement the ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 series. More than 160 countries have adopted ISO 9000 and the number of certificates grew by around 70,000

ISO 14000 and forestry management
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ISO/TC 207, the ISO technical committee responsible for the ISO 14000 family, has developed a bridge between the management system approach of ISO 14001 and the broad performance benchmarks for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) developed

ISO 14000 Standards: An environmental solution or a marketing opportunity
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Peer Reviewed Title: ISO14000 Standards: An environmental solution or a marketing opportunity Journal Issue: Electronic Green Journal, 1(20) Abstract: A conceptual model suggesting that the ISO14000 series is market driven and can prompt customer satisfaction.

ISO 14000 Standards: Voluntary Environmental Governance as a Trade Facilitation Strategy
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The continued increase in social and environmental consciousness, coupled with an increasingly globalized marketplace, has fostered an increasingly important role for independent environmental standards. Among the most widely recognized and

Integrating facilities planning and ISO 14000
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RIDE stamping facility. Because an old underground storage tank had remained unused years before, it had been closed off and filled with concrete. The production area grew around it and the tank was forgotten. When it came time to expand the facility, the sealed

Effect of Management Systems ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 on Enterprises' Awareness of Sustainability Priorities
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Reinforcement of sustainable (long term focused) behavior of enterprises is often connected with investment into and implementation of management standards leading to improvement of organization performance. Implementation of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 management

The future of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000
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The chairs of the ISO technical committees responsible for environmental management (ISO 14000) and quality management (ISO 9000) press the pause button to review current cooperation on ISO's management system standards, and fast forward to look at the path

The use of LCA for the application of ISO 14000 in cotton processing industry
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Without any dispute, textile industry is one of the most economically powerful industries on the globe. Subsequently, textile industry due to its intensive production composes a sector with high environmental impact. Hence, the necessity for integrated and sophisticated

Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14000 in Australia on and off-farm implementation and policy development
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ABSTRACT The implementation and use of quality and environmental management systems in Swedish agriculture has grown the last years. Today at least fourty-four Swedish farms are certified according to ISO 9002 and ISO 14001. In this paper we present a case

Comparative analysis on an international survey of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certification
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Abstract The fast evolution of these two management systems standards (ISO 9000 and ISO 14000) worldwide, from virtually unknown entities in the early 1990s' to well-established and often required management practices, represents but another facet of the increasingly

Business Benefits, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in SME Trough Implementing and Combining ISO 14000 with ISO 26000
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Abstract The negative effects of the global crisis can be seen on SME's because of their size and their difficulty to access finance. SME's need to be aware of the impact that their activities have on the environment which will turn into a great opportunity to explore the

SOIL QUALITY STANDARDS (SQS) FOR BIO-RECLAMATION OF COAL OVERBURDEN DUMPS: ISO-14000 REQUIREMENTS
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ABSTRACT In India 18,289 hectares of land is under various type of land degradation due to coal mining in which 1100 ha is by overburden dump. With the increase demand of coal and its opencast mining degrade 1400 ha of fertile land every year. This deterioration in the


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