International Organization for Standardization

Hasty decisions over security may not be such a 'smart' move

In the past seven months, more than 1,000 containers have been shipped across the Pacific in an ambitious project, backed by some of the world's biggest port operators and a plethora of technology companies, aimed at tightening trade security.

Tuesday, 10 June, 2003, 12:00am

OOCL gains ISO first

Orient Overseas Container Line has become the first international container carrier to receive the international quality standard ISO 9002 in Thailand.

15 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Customers the deciding factor for certification

Several units within a company do not usually prepare for ISO certification at the same time but Hongkong Electric adopted this approach when it decided to apply.

28 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Dailywin granted award

DAILYWIN Group has been awarded an ISO 9002 certificate by the German-based RWTUV group.

22 May 1995 - 12:00am

No firm 'is too small to try'

THERE is no lower limit on the size of a company that can obtain ISO, yet few small Hong Kong companies try, according to Roger Johnson, manager of PE Handley Walker's Quality Assurance Services.

'The smallest company I helped get ISO 9000 was a trading company in the United States which consisted of two people,' he said.

8 May 1995 - 12:00am

Series best way to define standards

THE ISO 9000 series of quality management and quality assurance standards is arguably the most common way of defining a company's standards.

First published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in 1987 and updated in 1994, the standards, which were based on British Standard 5750, have now caught on world-wide.

8 May 1995 - 12:00am

Consultants set clients' course

IN the belief that a consultant should never ask a client to do anything it cannot do itself, ISOtec (Hong Kong) has not only achieved ISO certification it has implemented the criteria, according to Malcolm Baldridge, the American quality management guru.

8 May 1995 - 12:00am

Quality adds to company image

LOYALTY and employee quality played a major role in Jardine Technical Services (JTS) obtaining ISO certification, according to David Wong, the firm's general manager.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Certification targets training

MANAGEMENT at Electronic Data Services (EDS) decided initially that International Standards Organisation (ISO) certification would only cover technical areas of the company.

For human resources manager Joyce Wong, this meant having to prepare the policy and procedures for training.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Patience and understanding pays dividends

THE EDS data centre is the first of its kind in Hong Kong to receive ISO certification.

Initially, however, there was not a lot of ISO understanding of the workings among the staff and it was necessary to sell the concept to them.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

ISO in a category of its own

PEOPLE who have watched ISO usually come away feeling totally dazzled but also in a haze - they simply cannot place this extremely inventive US modern dance ensemble in a category. Their dance, except for its hallmark humour, defies definition.

No two dances are alike, as audiences at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts recently discovered.

29 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Artistry a hard act to follow

PITY the act that has to follow this one. Comparisons will be irresistible and they are not likely to be flattering - but then how do you compete with a modern dance company which exhausts superlatives and leaves audiences stupefied with delight? Last night's audience didn't take long to recover.

24 Jun 1994 - 12:00am


APROPOS the cryptic dance company ISO, all can now be revealed - it stands for ''I'm So Optimistic''. The innovative dance outfit will be putting on a benefit performance for AIDS Concern this Thursday at the Academy for Performing Arts. Tickets priced at $500 available from Dancescope's Daryl Ries - 858 1344 (tel), 858 1328 (fax).

21 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

ISO 9000 key to toy exports

HONG Kong toy manufacturers with operations in China can save time and cut costs by applying for ISO 9000 certificates and the mainland's Quality Approval Licensing System for Export of Toys at the same time, says international business consultant Arthur Andersen.

3 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Shell qualifies for ISO 9000 award

SHELL Hong Kong has obtained ISO 9000 certification in a move that has aroused speculation that the main motive is to get a reduced insurance premium.

The accreditation applies to the fuel and chemical operations at the Tsing Yi depot of the company, which is the territory's first petroleum business to be awarded an ISO 9000.

27 Aug 1993 - 12:00am