Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Information Security Mangement Resources

For any business, information is an asset and has to be viewed as such.
In recent years, more and more attention is paid to the security of sensitive information..
Businesses throughout the world are seeking software and information security programs that will help protect their information.

In 2013 ISO published  'ISO/IEC 27001 - Information security management' that defined  requirements for an information security management system (ISMS). ISMS includes people, processes and IT systems and can help businesses in any sector to protect their information assets.

We put together a collection of articles, links and videos that cover various areas of ISMS: this board @ Pinterest for more Information Security presentations, articles and videos.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Transit Agencies Make Positive Sustainability Impacts: King County Metro Transit

King County Metro Transit (KCM) is the public transit authority of King County, Washington, USA.
It began operations on January 1, 1973, but can trace its roots to Seattle Transit, founded in 1939, and Overlake Transit Service, founded in 1927.
As of 2008, it operated 1,443 buses on 223 routes and its annual ridership in 2008 was 118 million.

KCM is committed to providing transportation services in an environmentally sound and responsible manner by establishing an Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS).

In recent years, King County Metro Transit replaced diesel buses with fuel efficient hybrid buses and added zero-emission electric vehicles

.Using customer feedback to improve communication, The Eye on Your Metro Commute blog and e-mail Transit Alerts system were introduced.
As a result during 2008-2011
  • air pollutant emissions were reduced by 10%
  • water usage per unlinked trip - by 35%
  • waste - by 34%
Learn more about Sustainability good practices in Public Transit:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sustainability indicators are growing in number

New sustainability indicators have being developed continuously:

Organizations dedicated to sustainability accounting have been established in Europe and North America.

Many financial markets sustainability indicators:
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
  • FTSE4Good Index
  • MSCI Global Sustainability Indices 
The number of standards related to sustainability is also growing:
  • ISO 26000 Guidance on social responsibility
  • ISO 50001 Energy management systems
  • ISO 14000 Environment management systems
  • OHSAS 18000 Occupational health and safety systems
  • ISO 21929/30/31 Sustainability in building construction
  • SO/TR 37150:2014 Smart community infrastructure
  • IWA 9:2011 Sustainable development in business districts
  • ISO 20121:2012 Event sustainability management systems
  • AccountAbility AA1000 Assurance Standards

Related Training courses
SAS11 Social Responsibility and ISO 26000 CAE14 Energy Management and ISO 50001 BLSM93 Sustainable Development through quality management
Social Responsibility and
ISO 26000
Energy Management and
ISO 50001
Sustainable Development
Quality Management

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