Volume 9 · Issue 2 · February 2004
ISO/DIS 14001 Obtains 94% Vote of Approval in TC 207
ISO/DIS 14001 received a 94.11% vote of approval among P-members of ISO/TC
207, while balloting of ISO/DIS 14004 resulted in a 96.3% vote of approval.
Canada, Finland and the US cast the only votes of disapproval of ISO/DIS
14001, with only Canada and Finland voting to disapprove of ISO/DIS 14004.
However, with 595 comments submitted on ISO/DIS 14001—including
more than 125 technical comments on the standard itself—some changes
might occur. Nevertheless, the EMS DISs will likely be elevated to FDISs
when WGs 1 and 2 meet in March 2004. Information about the vote results,
the comments and the prospects for a proposed US rewrite of Subclause
4.5.3 is included.