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Feeding the world with ISO standards on World Food Day

15. October 2018 - 10:06
Zero Hunger is one of the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the theme of this year’s World Food Day. ISO International Standards are stepping up to the plate by demonstrating that...

World Standards Day 2018 puts the spotlight on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

12. October 2018 - 15:19
We are living in a digital age where the traditional boundaries between the physical and virtual spheres are becoming increasingly blurred. This has given rise to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which...

New ISO handbook for adventure tourism safety

12. October 2018 - 11:22
Developing, implementing and maintaining a safety management system (SMS) requires a big effort. To assist adventure tourism providers in this task, a new handbook has been published. It gives simple step-by-step...

Getting the packaging right: international guide just updated

3. October 2018 - 9:08
Packaging has come a very long way since its humble beginnings of gourds and clay pots. These days, the world of packaging is much more complex, needing to be safe and sustainable whilst remaining appealing...

Toilets that save lives: a new International Standard to help

2. October 2018 - 10:41
More than 2.3 billion people across the world lack access to basic sanitation services, including 892 million who defecate in the open. Hundreds of thousands of young children die each year from diseases...

The troubling talk of toilets

2. October 2018 - 10:22
When we think about the most dire threats to our planet, poor sanitation rarely tops the list. Yet it’s a significant (and in some cases immediate) contributor to sickness and pollution in both rural and...

All aboard for world maritime day

28. September 2018 - 14:00
With 90 % of global trade now being carried out by marine transportation, measures for safety, security and sustainability are increasingly paramount.

ISO hosts world leaders in standardization to advance the 2030 Global Agenda

27. September 2018 - 19:21
Show that you are open and throw away old beliefs and paradigms in order to find solutions that nobody would have been able to find, says Bertrand Piccard, the initiator of Solar Impulse, the first airplane...

ISO standards can help tackle global inequality, says UN Women expert

26. September 2018 - 11:32
At the 2018 ISO Week in Geneva, the ISO committee dedicated to developing countries, DEVCO, unveiled ambitious plans to reduce inequalities and continue spreading the benefits of International Standards where...

Contributing to a better world on World Tourism Day

21. September 2018 - 9:41
Tourism is booming, bringing with it substantial opportunities to contribute to sustainable development. World Tourism Day is the day to draw attention to how tourism can improve our world. ISO standards...

The ISO/IEC’s service management system series gets an upgrade with key standards newly revised

18. September 2018 - 10:50
Improving customer service, productivity and efficiency are just a few of the many benefits of a service management system. ISO has updated two standards in its service management series, with new features,...

How Hilton is going green

11. September 2018 - 11:47
Energy spend is a hotel’s second-highest operating cost. Hilton has achieved significant energy reductions through low-cost, high-impact steps, and a portfolio-wide certification to ISO 50001.

Our common roadmap

11. September 2018 - 11:46
Nearly three years after the official launch of the post-2015 agenda, which plots the path for a better world by 2030, people are still grappling with how to make the ambitious Sustainable Development...

Redefining the city landscape

11. September 2018 - 11:46
Imagine your favourite city. Now imagine the same city with more people. Lots and lots more people! A United Nations study predicts that global urban population will increase from 3.9 billion in 2015 to...

Raising the bar on sustainable consumption

11. September 2018 - 11:46
Companies are in the business of selling products and consumers of those products want the best possible value for money, but this puts a strain on already depleted natural resources and supply chain transparency....

Latest ISOfocus maps global goals for sustainable development

11. September 2018 - 11:46
“As an independent, non-governmental organization, ISO plays a key role in defining standards that will help support innovation. This is fundamental in accelerating results,” says Michael Møller, Director-General...

New International Standard for determining infant formula ingredients just published

5. September 2018 - 12:00
Infant formula is perhaps one of the most highly regulated foodstuffs in the world, so checking the exact composition is a rigorous affair. ISO is developing a series of standards for verifying many of...

FDA plans to use ISO 13485 for medical devices regulation

3. September 2018 - 11:54
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the government department that regulates the medical devices sector, announced its intention to use ISO 13485 as the basis for its quality system legislation.

New International Standard for traditional Chinese medicine just published

29. August 2018 - 12:19
Moxibustion is a form of acupuncture that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine by doctors and therapists for thousands of years, and its usage is increasing worldwide. To ensure the safety and...

FDA plans to use ISO 13485 for medical devices regulation

27. August 2018 - 13:32
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the government department that regulates the medical devices sector, announced its intention to use ISO 13485 as the basis for its quality system legislation.