4 May 2011
In 2009, 58% of U.K. businesses reported some kind of disruption to their business as a result of extreme weather. Being prepared for climate variability and formulating a business response to climate change is becoming increasingly important. A new publication, BIP 2178:2011 Climate Change Adaptation. Adapting to climate risks using ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BS 25999, and BS 31100, is the essential guide for anyone looking to implement and effective climate change adaptation strategy.
Adapting to climate change involves making adjustments in response to the likely threats and opportunities from the projected changes to our climate. It can mean making physical alterations to premises, equipment, products, or services, as well as covering less tangible changes, such as adjustments to working arrangements, strategy, and contracts. BIP 2178:
- brings together research, analysis tools, practical experience, and the latest climate projections
- offers a logical and cost-effective approach to identifying future climate risks and embedding the management of those risks in an existing management system
- features detailed guidance on integrating climate risks within four widely used management Standards
- provides a tried and tested process for adaptation that can be applied to any relevant existing management system.
- AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality management – Requirements
- AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use
- BS 25999-2:2007 (Paperback) Specification for business continuity management
- BS 31100:2008 Risk management – Code of practice
- AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management – Principles and guidelines
- HB 327:2010 Communicating and consulting about risk
- ISO/IEC 31010:2009 Risk management – Risk assessment techniques
- ISO Guide 73:2009 Risk management – Vocabulary
- New edition of 'ISO 9001 for Small Businesses' handbook, Touchstone, July 2010
- World's benchmark quality management systems Standard revised, media release, April 2009
- Tackling environmental challenges – ISO 14000 family of Standards, Touchstone, April 2010
- Environmental management system Standards – video clip available, Touchstone, September 2009
- New risk assessment Standard joins risk management toolbox, Touchstone, March 2010
- New risk management Standard available now, Touchstone, December 2009
- Risk management – new vocabulary Standard, Touchstone, December 2009
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