FABRICS FAQ : acronyms / abbreviations


Textile Acronyms begin with 'I'

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ISO

International Standards Organization - A non-governmental organization located in Geneva, Switzerland, chartered to develop voluntary technical standards that aim to make the development, manufacture and supply of goods and services safer, cleaner and more efficient.
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SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

ISO 14000/ ISO 14001

International Standards Organization 14000/ 14001 - A group of ISO standards that address environmental issues. Includes standards for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) (ISO 14001), environmental and EMS auditing, environmental labeling, performance evaluation and life-cycle assessment. Compliance results in "ISO 14000 Certification."
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

ISO 9000

International Standards Organization 9000 - A group of ISO standards and guidelines that relate to quality management systems. Currently includes three quality standards: ISO 19001: 2000 establishes requirements; ISO 9000: 2000 and ISO 9004: 2000 establishes guidelines. All of these are process standards, not product standards. Compliance results in "ISO 9000 Certification."
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary