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New ISO standard to combat land degradation

18. October 2017 - 11:17
Our consumption of the earth’s natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years and a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded. There is an urgent need to find solutions for land management...

Information Security Management System auditors welcome ISO/IEC 27007 publication

17. October 2017 - 13:54
To continue providing us with the products and services that we expect, businesses will handle increasingly large amounts of data. The security of this information is a major concern to consumers and companies...

Building trust in organizations with a new guidance document being developed

16. October 2017 - 14:52
Trust in business is at an all-time low1). Trust in governments is rock bottom as well. At the same time, huge challenges remain to create sustainable societies. What to do? A new project to develop a...

The city of the future will be shaped by standards

13. October 2017 - 15:14
Smart cities are more than just a buzzword. With expanding urban areas expected to host up to 70 % of the total world population by 2050, they are a necessity. “Standards make cities smarter” is the theme...

New ISO solution to support the sharing economy model

12. October 2017 - 10:40
Whether it’s hailing a taxi, finding somewhere to stay on your travels or arranging help at home, new and sophisticated Websites and apps are ripping up traditional business models. A new ISO International...

International Standards are critical for progress, say G7 leaders

11. October 2017 - 9:52
International Standards were recognized by G7 leaders as a key tool for progress at the recent G7 Heads of State meeting held in Turin, Italy.

Use of ISO management system standards continues to rise

4. October 2017 - 12:53
The number of valid certificates to ISO management system standards (MSS) rose 8 % in 2016 compared to 2015, according to latest figures of the ISO Survey.

Keeping up with ageing societies

29. September 2017 - 15:29
1 October is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, which celebrates the achievements and contributions that older people make to society. This year’s theme – “Stepping into the Future:...

Healthier healthcare in the latest ISOfocus

29. September 2017 - 10:52
Whether we like it or not, public health challenges are no longer just local, national or regional. They are global. So how can International Standards help?

Moving goods with ISO standards

28. September 2017 - 15:05
Moving goods between the point of origin and the point of consumption requires the collaboration and cooperation of many actors and even more machinery.

Furthering sustainable tourism on world tourism day

27. September 2017 - 16:08
As one of the world’s biggest economic sectors, tourism affects virtually all of us. Not only does it currently represent 7 % of the world’s exports in goods and services, generating USD 4 billion a day...

New ISO standard for the safe bunkering of LNG-fuelled ships

26. September 2017 - 14:37
Some ships in northern Europe have been using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their fuel source for over a decade, with an extremely good safety record. But as the use of LNG-fuelled vessels spreads to...

New handbook helps medical devices sector improve its quality management system

25. September 2017 - 11:59
The medical devices industry is one of the most highly regulated sectors in the world. Significant quality systems and product requirements must be satisfied to ensure the medical devices produced are...

International Standards demonstrate benefits of international cooperation, says German minister

21. September 2017 - 12:15
“The success of International Standards is a good example of the benefits international cooperation can bring,” said Brigitte Zypries, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, at the...

Pushing the tourism limits

20. September 2017 - 14:29
All tourism activities of whatever motivation – holidays, business travel, conferences, adventure travel and ecotourism – are giving the industry a big boost. Today, tourism is one of the world’s fastest...

Missing persons and refugees – a new target for standardization?

19. September 2017 - 19:14
By the end of 2016, over 65.6 million people worldwide were uprooted from their homes by conflict and persecution. Not only has this resulted in human suffering for those fleeing, but it has also created...

Another Russian launch to celebrate

14. September 2017 - 15:32
ISO site goes live with three official languages:  you can now browse in Russian.

Greening the deep blue

11. September 2017 - 16:43
Over the past few years, the tides of the maritime industry have been changing. There’s a push for safer, smarter, more environment-friendly and energy-efficient sea transport. What no one expected is...

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

11. September 2017 - 12:28
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.

Boxing clever – How standardization built a global economy

11. September 2017 - 11:09
Elia Kazan’s 1954 film On the Waterfront is probably best known for the line “I coulda been a contender”. In the role of Terry (a longshoreman1) and failed boxer), Marlon Brando sums up perfectly the passing...