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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....

Tinker Tailor – clothing size standards get a makeover

14. March 2017 - 10:18
In days gone by, we went to a dressmaker. These days, we talk about things like “size zero” and wonder if we are getting slimmer because we can now squeeze into an 8. Ever wondered how clothing sizes are...

Tinker Tailor – clothing size standards get a makeover

14. March 2017 - 10:18
In days gone by, we went to a dressmaker. These days, we talk about things like “size zero” and wonder if we are getting slimmer because we can now squeeze into an 8. Ever wondered how clothing sizes are...

Latest ISOfocus brings benefits of ageing

14. March 2017 - 10:07
If you think “aged”, “senior” and “elderly” are negative buzzwords, think again! Businesses, large and small, have begun to use the ageing market as a lens through which to view their strategic plans,...

Enjoy retirement thanks to ISO 9001

9. March 2017 - 17:11
Supporting our seniors and helping them to maintain an independent lifestyle has been ACPPAʼs mission for over 30 years. To substantiate its approach, the not-for-profit Group that manages care homes and...

Women in standardization: female empowerment for a better world

8. March 2017 - 16:16
According to a recent report from global consulting firm McKinsey 1), if women played an identical role to men in the labour market, we could add as much as USD 28 trillion, or 26 %, to the annual global...

Women in standardization: female empowerment for a better world

8. March 2017 - 15:27
According to a recent report from global consulting firm McKinsey 1), if women played an identical role to men in the labour market, we could add as much as USD 28 trillion, or 26 %, to the annual global...

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