International Workshop Agreement on Sustainable Critical Minerals Supply Chains proposed by Standards Australia
As a result of the work of ISO’s Strategic Advisory Group on Critical Minerals, a proposal for an International Workshop Agreement (IWA) on Sustainable critical minerals supply chains is being progressed by Standards Australia.
As noted in the final report of ISO’s Strategic Advisory Group critical mineral resources, and related industries through the supply chain, are essential to the energy transition underway. There is a need for significant global collaboration to create an environment that supports effective and efficient industry activities to meet increasing international requirements/demand, while upholding sustainability principles. There are a wide range of sustainability services and frameworks available to industry provided by third parties. These sustainability tools may differ and overlap in areas. This can increase complexity and create difficulties for those seeking to select the most appropriate tool, and establish if it is fit for purpose. The purpose of this IWA is to support the understanding of the range of sustainability tools available which will in turn assist in improving an organization’s sustainability outcomes.
Standards Australia invites all interested stakeholders to join the development of this ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA).
Workshop meeting dates:
1. Thursday 15 - Friday 16 February 2024 (in person)
2. Week commencing 15 April (in person with hybrid component)
A virtual briefing for Australian stakeholders will be held from 12pm – 1pm (AEDT) on Thursday 30th November. Please email email@example.com to receive details to join and a summary of topics to be discussed.
Standards Australia will host additional briefing for the wider international audience in December 2023 as follows;
The use of ventilation and airconditioning in buildings, Part 4: Natural ventilation of buildings
Draft No: : DR AS 1668.4:2023
Close Date: 23/01/2024
The use of ventilation and airconditioning in buildings, Part 2: Mechanical ventilation in buildings
Draft No: : DR AS 1668.2:2023
Close Date: 23/01/2024
Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures, Part 8.1: Tests on elements of construction for buildings exposed to simulated bushfire attack - Radiant heat and small flaming sources
Draft No: : DR AS 1530.8.1:2018 Amd 1:2023
Close Date: 17/01/2024
Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures, Part 8.2: Tests on elements of construction for buildings exposed to simulated bushfire attack - Large flaming sources
Temporary edge protection, Part 1: General requirements
Product Designation: AS/NZS 4994.1:2023
Abstract: AS/NZS 4994.1:2023 specifies requirements for the design, manufacture, installation and testing of temporary edge protection equipment used on roofs having slopes not greater than 35 ° to the horizontal and for other exposed edges, prior to the installation of the permanent walling materials.
History: Originated as AS/NZS 4994.1(Int):2004. Revised and redesignated AS/NZS 4994.1:2009. Second edition 2023.
Temporary edge protection, Part 2: Roof edge protection - Installation and dismantling
Product Designation: AS/NZS 4994.2:2023
Abstract: AS/NZS 4994.2:2023 specifies requirements and give guidance for the selection, installation, use and dismantling of roof edge protection conforming to AS/NZS 4994.1. It covers temporary roof edge protection for persons working on roofs of buildings having roof slopes of not greater than 35° to the horizontal
History: Originated as AS/NZS 4994.2(Int):2004. Third edition 2023.
Temporary edge protection, Part 3: Installation and dismantling for edges other than roof edges
Product Designation: AS/NZS 4994.3:2023
Abstract: AS/NZS 4994.3:2023 specifies requirements and gives guidance for the selection and installation of edge protection conforming to AS/NZS 4994.1, for persons working near an opening in a floor, or near a platform edge or floor edge prior to the installation of the permanent walling materials.
History: First published as AS/NZS 4994.3:2010. Second edition 2023.
Thermal performance in the built environment - Determination of air permeance of building materials
Product Designation: AS/NZS ISO 14857:2023
Abstract: AS/NZS ISO 14857:2023 identically adopts ISO 14857:2014, which specifies the equipment and procedures to determine the air permeance of building materials at various pressure differentials, and assign an air permeance rate at a reference pressure differential rate (ÎP) of 75 Pa.
History: First published as AS/NZS ISO 14857:2023.
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