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Ready for lift-off: first international guidelines for small spacecraft just published

16. August 2018 - 9:17
Space is all the rage, so it seems. The number of small spacecraft – including satellites – being manufactured has rocketed in recent years, and future forecasts are equally explosive. The first-ever internationally...

Fresh changes in the pipeline

10. August 2018 - 19:51
Ageing wastewater systems are under threat from growing populations, urbanization, pollution and climate change, not to mention human behaviour. However, despite these challenges and fears for health and...

You’re hired! Finding the best for the job with new ISO guidelines

9. August 2018 - 9:12
An organization’s greatest asset is its employees, but the impact that new recruits have on a company’s success is sometimes less clear. Or is it? New international guidelines have just been published...

New draft of ISO 50001 energy management standard

8. August 2018 - 20:33
Since 2011, organizations have been able to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption, thanks to ISO...

ISO publishes powerful new tool to combat bribery

8. August 2018 - 20:24
A new business tool designed to fight bribery is now published. ISO 37001 is the first international anti-bribery management system standard designed to help organizations combat bribery risk in their...

Anchors away: ISO guidelines for lifeboat safety just updated

3. August 2018 - 12:32
With more people heading out to sea over summer, safety onboard – and overboard – is under the spotlight. International guidelines for the effectiveness of sea anchors for rescue boats have just been updated.

Improving customer satisfaction with updated ISO series of standards

25. July 2018 - 9:45
We all know that retaining loyal, happy customers is the key to any successful business, but the fickle consumer world is not always easy to please. A series of guidelines has just been published, bringing...

Getting upgraded: newly improved guidelines for testing machine-readable passports just out

24. July 2018 - 9:56
Passports have come a long way since the days of clunky hand-written books and long(er) immigration queues. These days, the technology is as slick as the security is strict. Ensuring machine-readable passports...

The revision of ISO 22000 on food management moves one step further

19. July 2018 - 16:40
Revision is ongoing for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems, which has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage. The revised standard will incorporate a new core structure as well...

Guidance on quality plans just updated

18. July 2018 - 12:02
In order to effectively transform business ideas into actions, you need a plan. A quality plan. Guidance on how to create one has just been updated, providing a powerful tool to complement any quality...

Reducing the risks of information security breaches with ISO/IEC 27005

16. July 2018 - 12:29
In our hyper-connected, technology driven world, data breaches and cyber-attacks remain a significant threat to organizations, and a lack of awareness of the risks is often to blame1). A newly revised...

New standards for testing infant formula just published

10. July 2018 - 10:12
Amongst the most heavily regulated and tested food products in the world, infant formula, and formulas for special medical purposes, come with rigorously checked nutritional labelling to ensure they are...

Stronger cities for the future: a new set of International Standards just out

6. July 2018 - 9:06
The populations of most world cities are growing fast, and with it come challenges and opportunities for keeping citizens safe and well. New International Standards for measuring and improving the performance...

Taking action on global food safety in the latest ISOfocus

5. July 2018 - 10:02
Why do food safety outbreaks continue to happen? We live in a global food economy and most people purchase and consume foods produced thousands of miles away that are often packaged in bulk to simplify...

Food and the post-2015 development agenda

5. July 2018 - 10:00
When 193 governments came together to agree a common framework to tackle 17 major world issues by 2030, standards were seen as critical to help achieve the United Nations agenda for sustainable development....

Auditing standard for management system standards now updated

3. July 2018 - 15:43
Management systems help organizations achieve their objectives, and auditing them makes good business sense. The International Standard for auditing management systems has just been updated, giving more...

Powerful new weapon in the fight against climate change

27. June 2018 - 12:12
Rising earth temperatures are causing chaos and we need to act now. A new International Standard helps governments and industry take action towards reducing the damage.

Improving health with new standards for cleaner cookstoves

21. June 2018 - 9:10
Each year, millions of lives are adversely affected by smoke released from cooking on open fires or simple stoves fuelled by wood, charcoal and dung. The much-awaited series of international guidelines...

New edition of ISO 22000 just out!

19. June 2018 - 9:03
With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalization of the food trade further complicates food...

Taking food safety to a higher level

19. June 2018 - 9:01
Can we trust current food security systems and are they sustainable? Some of the specialists involved in the revision of ISO 22000 explain why the new version of the standard is a timely response, for...