CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2015, Jeju, STPOST 33

The process of CORESTA cooperation

COLARD S.(1); GUITTON P.M.(2)
(1) SEITA, Imperial Tobacco Group, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (2) CORESTA, Paris, France

The vision of CORESTA is “to be recognised by our members and relevant external bodies as an authoritative source of publically available, credible science and best practices related to tobacco and its derived products.”

To pursue this vision, CORESTA develops analytical methods, produces technical, study and reference reports, and publishes guides and recommendations on good practice and usage. CORESTA documentation is available from its website at www.coresta.org and reflects the work done within the Association through cooperation.

The steps leading to this work and the related outputs needed to be formally structured and documented in order to ensure sustainable improvements. A CORESTA Standards Task Force was then launched in 2012 to streamline the cooperation process and ensure that all steps were properly marked and reported to ease the follow-up of the on-going work and further archiving.

The poster will present the flow diagram that describes this process, and the responsible entities, starting from a new work item proposal up to the documents produced and made publically available.

Further perspectives on the future work undertaken by the CORESTA Standards Task Force and the corresponding impacts on the way of working will be commented.