The pace increases behind the development of ISO 11000 with the second meeting of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) committee met 30th September/1st October in London at which ICWs David Hawkins was elected convener. We are delighted that both USA and Spain have come forward to join the working group and add their experience to taking BS 11000 onto the International stage. We also understand that both Finland and Sweden will shortly be joining the Working Group. In addition there are 18 other countries who are currently observing the development along with a number of other standards committees that want to liaise on the development. We remain on track for publication 2016.