Sector Updates

Public Safety, Public Administration, Business & Management

The following information covers projects and publications between 1 June 2022 to 30 June 2022.

International Participation

Online catering services: New Field of Technical Activity

A proposal to establish a new ISO Technical Committee on Online catering services has been submitted by SAC (China). Standards Australia invites stakeholders to share their views on the proposal to help inform the Australian position (feedback is requested by 6 July 2022).
The scope of the proposal is focused on Standardisation in the field of online catering services. The scope will include, but is not limited to:
• Vocabulary, principles, and framework of online catering service
• Guidelines for service of online catering service providers, including physical restaurants, virtual kitchens/virtual restaurants
• Contents and methods of meal display and information description on online catering service website/App, and accessible online ordering
• Operation management of online catering service providers, including purchasing and inventory, marketing
• Monitoring, evaluation, and improvement of service
The proposal does not apply to the fields that are covered by the scope of:
• ISO/TC 34/SC 17 (food safety management)
• ISO/TC 122 (Packaging)
• ISO/TC 228/WG 16 (Tourism and related services - Restaurants)
• ISO/TC 268/SC 2(Sustainable cities and communities - Sustainable mobility and transportation)
• ISO/TC 290 (Online reputation)
• ISO/TC 315 (Cold chain logistics)
• ISO/TC 326 (Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs)
To provide feedback or learn more about the proposal, please contact us at intsect@standards.org.au.



Opportunity to review ISO 20700 Guidelines for management consultancy services

ISO 20700 Guidelines for management consultancy services, is undergoing a systematic review to ensure it remains up to date. Standards Australia is seeking input from Australian stakeholders on whether the standard should be revised, reconfirmed, or withdrawn (feedback is requested by 8 August 2022).
ISO 20700 provides practical guidelines for the effective delivery of management consultancy service and is based on outcomes and emphasizes the importance of understanding clients’ needs. It is useful to all management consultancies, regardless of size, and maintains a focus on innovation,
differentiation and ethical behaviour. It is also useful for clients in that it helps them better understand what they can expect from a management consultant in a consultancy project.
Standards Australia will consider all feedback received from stakeholders when forming Australia’s position on the systematic review. If you are interested in providing feedback, please send an email to intsect@standards.org.au for more information.



Opportunity to review ISO 20400 Sustainable procurement — Guidance

ISO 20400 Sustainable procurement — Guidance, is undergoing a systematic review to ensure it remains up to date. Standards Australia is seeking input from Australian stakeholders on whether the standard should be revised, reconfirmed, or withdrawn (feedback is requested by 8 August 2022).
ISO 20400 provides a benchmark for responsible procurement that meets global consensus and has worldwide recognition. The standard does not replace legislation, but instead provides a baseline for the effective integration of sustainability concerns into the procurement activity and supply chains.
Standards Australia will consider all feedback received from stakeholders when forming Australia’s position on the systematic review. If you are interested in providing feedback, please send an email to intsect@standards.org.au for more information.



International Workshop Agreement on Net Zero Guiding Principles. 

On Wednesday 13th July, ISO - International Organization for Standardization will be hosting an International Workshop Agreement on Net Zero Guiding Principles. An International Workshop Agreement is a document developed outside the normal ISO committee system to enable people to negotiate in an “open workshop” environment. This session is being led by the British Standards Institute BSI-KSA, and will include: - Definition of (sub-planetary) Net-Zero and related concepts - Guidance on how the Net-Zero concept should be incorporated in initiatives, strategies, and policies - The basis for accountability mechanisms and measurements – such as development of consistent indicators enabling reporting and communication This workshop is open to any stakeholders with an interest in contributing to the ISO International Workshop Agreement on Net Zero. To register to attend please visit https://our2050.world/#register If you have questions about the workshop or the current draft of the guiding principles, please contact intsect@standards.org.au


 

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