Net Zero and Carbon Neutrality standards are now for your Environmental Management Systems

by Chad Kymal published on April 20, 2023

This webinar is an informative and exciting discussion on Net Zero Carbon and Carbon Neutrality. Chad Kymal, CTO for Omnex has been at the forefront of this movement for Net Zero and Carbon Neutrality and thinks now is the time for organizations to get involved. He helped write the Net Zero Carbon Guidelines released by ISO – ”Launched at COP27, the Net Zero Guidelines tackle a major roadblock for a world where greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to the minimum and balanced by removals: the fragmented net zero governance landscape. Competing approaches and concepts for "Net Zero" sow confusion. The Guidelines provide a common reference for collective efforts, offering a global basis for harmonizing, understanding, and planning for net zero…” He is also a US Expert in the ISO ISO14068 for “Greenhouse gas management and climate change management and related activities — Carbon neutrality”. This standard which we will refer to as a “Carbon Neutrality” standard is harmonized with the Net Zero Guidelines. This standard will be auditable and organizations should integrate Net Zero and Carbon Neutrality into their Environmental Management Systems (EMS). If organizations are not careful there may be several fragmented approaches in the organization as they move forward.


Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.