We have just completed a hectic week in Stockholm, helping to further develop the ISO 44001 series of standards and guides for collaborative business
Although the main purpose of the meeting was the continued development of ISO 44002, the new guide, discussions also covered the development of a summary
'principles' document and a guide to collaboration for SMEs.
The ICW has already published a principles document, which may provide a basis for a similar ISO document, and the Italian delegation are keen to provide a framework
for networks of SMEs that are common in innovative industrial sectors.
We have some significant work to do on all documents before it will be worth calling a plenary meeting. Thus, we expect the next Technical Committee to be
held in late spring 2018 and, hopefully, in the far-east.