The Standards Institution of Israel (SII), Israel's member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has submitted a proposal for a new international standard that would create guidelines intended to assist in the promotion of the use and implementation of all types of management standards in organizations around the world. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments on the proposal by Friday, February 22, 2013.
According to the proposal, the standard would provide guidelines for a wide variety of strategies and approaches to the dissemination and application of management standards on the national and sector level. The guidelines, which would not be mandatory requirements, are also intended to bolster familiarization with standards and awareness of the possible benefits of management standards.
All comments on this proposal should be sent to Steven Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Feedback received by the February 22 deadline will be reviewed and compiled for the recommended ANSI position and comment, which will then be presented to the ANSI ISO Council for formal approval.
The full proposal filed by SII is available here.
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