ISO update

The integration of climate change into ISO standards: a crucial challenge for businesses now being addressed by auditors

Wed 03/06/2024 - 14:29

ISO has recently revised several of its management system standards, requiring businesses to determine if certain challenges they face stem from climate change and to take into account stakeholder requirements in this regard, where applicable. This significant development reflects an increasing awareness of the climate's impact on global business activities.

What's the stake for your company?

Within the framework of ISO management system standards, companies must now determine if certain challenges they face stem from climate change. Auditors play a key role in verifying compliance with this requirement, ensuring organizational system conformity.

The integration of climate change into ISO standards represents a significant advancement for companies in terms of sustainable development. It encourages the evaluation and mitigation of climate risks, anticipation of regulatory changes, and adoption of sustainable practices.

This integration also provides companies with the opportunity to stand out in the market by demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and their ability to effectively manage climate risks, thus meeting the growing expectations of stakeholders.

Socotec Certification International: a trusted partner 

Socotec Certification International presents itself as your essential partner in this crucial transition towards integrated climate change management. With our extensive expertise in auditing and a presence in various sectors, we understand the specific challenges your company may face.

 

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BEFORE/ AFTER: What is changing ?

Before the integration of climate change into ISO standards :

 

Previously, companies were less compelled to consider climate change as an essential aspect of their management. Climate risks were often underestimated or ignored, exposing companies to harmful consequences such as supply chain disruptions, litigation, and reputational damage.

 

After the integration of climate change into ISO standards :

 

With climate change now integrated into ISO standards, companies are compelled to actively assess and manage climate risks. This prompts them to implement resilience strategies, anticipate future regulations, and strengthen their commitment to sustainability, thereby offering competitive advantages and better protection against the impacts of climate change.

Before the integration of climate change into ISO standards :

 

Previously, companies were less compelled to consider climate change as an essential aspect of their management. Climate risks were often underestimated or ignored, exposing companies to harmful consequences such as supply chain disruptions, litigation, and reputational damage.

 

After the integration of climate change into ISO standards :

 

With climate change now integrated into ISO standards, companies are compelled to actively assess and manage climate risks. This prompts them to implement resilience strategies, anticipate future regulations, and strengthen their commitment to sustainability, thereby offering competitive advantages and better protection against the impacts of climate change.

In conclusion, the addition of climate change to ISO standards represents a significant step towards greater business sustainability and resilience. This will not only reduce environmental impacts, but also improve operational performance and global competitiveness, while meeting the needs of stakeholders and regulatory requirements. With Socotec as a partner, companies can successfully navigate this transition towards integrated climate management.

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