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Highlighting the importance of standards on World Aids Day

1. December 2017 - 11:33
Today is World AIDS Day, a day to show support for people living with HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It’s also a day to raise awareness about condom safety.

New edition of ISO/IEC 17025 just published

1. December 2017 - 11:05
The most popular standard for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories has just been updated, taking into account the latest changes in laboratory environment and work practices.

Vote starts on final draft of ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety

30. November 2017 - 11:15
Every day, thousands of lives are lost due to work accidents or fatal diseases linked to work activities. These are deaths that could and should have been prevented, and must be in the future. A new standard...

Google - Creating a more energy-efficient Web

28. November 2017 - 15:34
Google has a long-standing commitment to the environment and energy efficiency. It used ISO 50001 as a framework to establish a more structured and formalized energy management system and achieve recognition...

On the road to transport connectivity

28. November 2017 - 12:37
The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution will bring numerous improvements to all industrial sectors, but an area that will realize many of the advantages of IoT in the years ahead is transport. Here, two...

Are we safe in the Internet of Things?

28. November 2017 - 12:37
Suppose a criminal were using your nanny cam to keep an eye on your house. Or your refrigerator sent out spam e-mails on your behalf to people you don’t even know. Now imagine someone hacked into your...

How the Internet of Things will change our lives

28. November 2017 - 12:36
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to change our world. And while we are starting to see its incredible impact, we are still very much at the beginning of the transformational journey. Here’s a...

Do you trust the food you eat?

28. November 2017 - 11:25
The global food industry has never faced more challenges. From tainted dairy products to contaminated beef, high-profile cases crop up regularly to dent consumer confidence, while leading companies work...

Combatting toy-related injuries

28. November 2017 - 11:25
Toys are the treasures of childhood. But if you’re not careful, toys can be hazardous, too. Knowing what dangers are linked with certain toys and age groups can help parents better protect their children...

The mystery of the Phantom of Heilbronn

28. November 2017 - 11:24
A female serial killer named “Phantom of Heilbronn” was linked to 40 crimes, six of which were murders. Yet in 2009 it was discovered that she didn't exist. Here, we look at this fascinating tale of DNA...

International Standard looks to curb theft of personal data

27. November 2017 - 15:38
Privacy has taken on new dimensions in our hyperconnected world. New guidance from IEC, ISO and ITU – the world’s three leading international standards bodies – has just been published, providing a code...

New draft of ISO 50001 energy management standard

23. November 2017 - 17:05
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...

Keeping people at the centre of smart city initiatives

23. November 2017 - 10:28
Developing smart city solutions that are citizen-centric and offer real value will be key to future success, according to experts at the World Smart City Forum held at Fira de Barcelona as part of the...

Mapping a new journey for poo on World Toilet Day

17. November 2017 - 11:34
Time has come to rethink the toilet. For about 4.5 billion people around the world who do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is a matter of life and death. But even those of us lucky enough to...

ISO 30500 to boost global health in places without sewers

16. November 2017 - 16:09
In many places around the world, rural and urban populations have to use toilets that aren’t connected to mains sewers. In many cases, city planners are working hard to address this by investing in infrastructures....

What role can International Standards play in the implementation of the Paris Agreement?

16. November 2017 - 15:13
International Standards can be used as tools to help implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. This is the message of a side event organized by ISO and the&nbspIAF (International Accreditation...

Unearthing the potential of autonomous mining with ISO 17757

15. November 2017 - 9:04
Every year, well over a million people are killed in road traffic accidents. In almost all cases, these deaths occur due to crashes where human error was a significant factor. And while technology has...

Silent game changers of the tech revolution

13. November 2017 - 11:10
We can no longer envision a world without computers or the Internet, but in 2017 this is old news. Much more exciting developments are in the pipeline. From virtual reality to artificial intelligence, if...

Measuring the carbon footprint of buildings in a simple way

13. November 2017 - 10:59
There are hundreds of millions of individual buildings in the world, each presenting multiple and diverse energy needs. Even though most countries have introduced policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

Setting standards for good governance in the latest ISOfocus

8. November 2017 - 13:52
Abuse of office for private gains. Trust undermined. Poor governance can have disastrous consequences. It can also threaten market integrity, distort competition and endanger economic development.

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