Abbreviations pertaining to the EMS

ANSAmerican National Standards
ANSIAerican National Standards Institute
APECAsian Pacific Economic Cooperation
BCSDThe Business Council for Sustainable Development
BSBritish Standards
BSIBritish Standards Institution
CAAClean Air Act
CASCOCommittee on Conformity Assessment
CENComite Europeen de Normalisation
CENCERCEN's Certification Body<
CERCLAComprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980
CERESCoalition for Environmentally Responsible Economics<
CERNCenter of Environmental Auditors Registration
CSDCommission on Sustainable Development<
DISDraft International Standard
DTIDepartment of Trade and Industries<
EARAEnvironmental Auditors Registration Association
EMASEco-Management and Audit Scheme
EMSEnvironmental Management System
ENEuropean Standards
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
ESAPEnvironmental Self-Assessment Program
EUEuropean Union
GATTGeneral Agreement on Tariffs and TradeiWTO/TBT in the present)
GEMIGlobal Environmental Management Initiative
GENGlobal Eco-labeling Network
ICCInternational Chamber of Commerce
IECInternational Electrotechnical Commission/International Economic Conference
IESInstitute of Environmental Sciences
ILOInternational Labor Organization
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
IOCUInternational Organization of Consumer's Unions
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization (see Note)
JABThe Japan Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment
JACOJapan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment
JEMAIJapan Environmental Management Association for Industry
JISJapanese Industrial Standard
JISCJapanese Industrial Standards Committee
LCALife Cycle Assessment
MRAMutual Recognition Agreement
NAFTANorth American Free Trade Agreement
NGONon-Governmental Organization
ODAOfficial Development Assistance
OECDOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECFOverseas Economic Cooperation Fund
PDCAPlan-Do-Check-Act
PPPPolluter Pays Principle
pr-ENproposal of EN
PRPPotential Responsible Parties
RCResponsible Care
RCRAResource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976
SAGEStrategic Advisory Group on Environment
SARASuperfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SRISocially Responsible Investment
TC207Technical Committee
TSCAToxic Substance Control Act
UKASUnited Kingdom Accreditation Service
UNCEDUnited Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
WCEDWorld Commission on Environment and Development
WICEWorld Industry Council for the Environment
WICEMWorld Industry Conference on Environmental Management
WTOWorld Trade Organization

Note: ISO is derived from "isos" in Greek meaning "equal".


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