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The future of farming

9. May 2017 - 10:48
The challenge of how we’ll feed the exploding world population in the future – in a sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way – is seeding an agricultural revolution. Welcome to farming...

Putting waste to good use

9. May 2017 - 10:47
Wastewater irrigation is an economical and high-in-nutrients option for even the poorest farmers. But, if untreated, the consequences for our health and the environment can be catastrophic. Discover the...

Fonterra’s quest for sustainable dairy nutrition

9. May 2017 - 10:46
Are you among the one billion people around the world who enjoy the nutritional benefits of dairy from Fonterra and wonder how sustainable dairy production is? The latest ISOfocus interview with Carolyn...

Precision farming takes off

9. May 2017 - 10:45
Companies created quite a buzz this year with the announcement that their plans to use drones to deliver packages are becoming a reality. As the technology continues to evolve, the number of users of,...

Feeding 9 billion people sustainably in the latest ISOfocus

9. May 2017 - 10:43
The agricultural sector is set to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050. So...

New ISO standard for climate action framework under development

4. May 2017 - 10:50
Greenhouse gases (GHG) are identified as the principal cause of climate change and managing them is crucial to help us adapt to its consequences. To address the issue, initiatives are being developed on...

Moving ahead with ISO 45001 for safety and health at work

28. April 2017 - 9:53
Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the ideal time to consider a new International Standard due out early next year – ISO 45001 – ISO’s first standard for occupational health and safety...

ISO tackles loud traffic noise

25. April 2017 - 10:12
Anyone living near a busy road will agree that traffic noise is a serious nuisance. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it can also affect our health and lead to premature death. 

You are what you buy – the first International Standard for sustainable procurement just published

21. April 2017 - 11:13
Sustainable purchasing can improve supplier relations – and your business. ISO 20400 for sustainable procurement has just been published to help organizations make sustainable purchasing a way of life.

A better designed workplace with ISO standards

7. April 2017 - 14:43
Depression and mental health conditions are on the rise globally. Affecting more than 300 million people of all ages across the world, depression causes immense suffering to people and their families,...

Guidelines for optimizing use of management consultancies just published

6. April 2017 - 20:32
From improving processes to boosting profits, management consultancies can make a huge difference to the organizations they work with. Clarity and transparency are the keys to success –for both parties....

Better business together - the next step in collaborative working

6. April 2017 - 20:32
Together we can do more, so the saying goes. Collaboration with other organizations or people can be a powerful tool to achieve great things in business. A new standard has just been published to help...

A step towards financial inclusion for all with new ISO standards

3. April 2017 - 10:47
Mobile banking not only makes our life easier, it gives access to banking services to those that have none. A new series of standards just published will provide the platform for this technology to expand...

ISO Central Secretariat announces new Secretary-General

29. March 2017 - 16:40
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is happy to announce that it has appointed Mr Sergio Mujica as its new Secretary-General, effective from July 2017. 

Loving to learn: A new management system standard for educational organizations

28. March 2017 - 18:10
Education is not only a basic right, but a fundamental part of society, so the quality of educational providers is everyone’s concern. While they can’t necessarily guarantee outcomes, there is a lot that...

Loving to learn: A new management system standard for educational organizations

27. March 2017 - 16:18
Education is not only a basic right, but a fundamental part of society, so the quality of educational providers is everyone’s concern. While they can’t necessarily guarantee outcomes, there is a lot that...

ISO steps up action for World Water Day

24. March 2017 - 12:04
Water is life. But when water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. For millions of people, it’s a daily reality. Today is World Water Day – a day about making a difference for people...

ISO steps up action for World Water Day

21. March 2017 - 15:41
Water is life. But when water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. For millions of people, it’s a daily reality. Today is World Water Day – a day about making a difference for people...

Robots to the rescue!

15. March 2017 - 20:24
It won’t be long before robots become a normal part of our everyday lives. Soon, our mobile companions will provide everything from coaching to communication to companionship, keeping us independent as...

ISO 31000 revision moves towards a clearer and more concise text

14. March 2017 - 12:52
ISO 31000:2009 on risk management is intended for people who create and protect value in an organization by managing risks, making decisions, setting and achieving objectives and improving performance....

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