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The rise of being “social”

10. July 2017 - 11:53
The social responsibility movement started with debates about corporations having a responsibility to society – it is now recognized that people, planet and profit are mutually inclusive. Since these early...

Measuring the carbon footprint of buildings in a simple way

7. July 2017 - 11:22
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...

ISO 52000 leads the way on clean energy building solutions

7. July 2017 - 9:42
If you want to find major emitters of global carbon dioxide, look no further than your city’s skyline. Buildings account for more than one-third of all final energy consumption and half of global electricity...

How the Internet of Things will change our lives

4. July 2017 - 14:35
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 beginningof the transformational journey. Here’s a...

ICAOʼs flight plan takes off

28. June 2017 - 11:52
Air transport has become essential to our global society. In fact, it would be difficult to envisage a world without aviation. Here, Fang Liu, Secretary-General of ICAO, looks at the industryʼs recent...

Smart city concept model published

26. June 2017 - 15:15
Ten years ago, the United Nations announced that the human race had reached a tipping point. 2007 marked the year that more than 50 % of the world’s population lived in cities. Today, that proportion is...

All aboard: a new standard helps to keep the trains on time

22. June 2017 - 9:17
Whether it is due to the wrong type of leaf on the tracks, staff on strike or signal problems, train delays are, for many of us, a part of life (except if you live in Switzerland!). However, guidelines...

New ISO handbook brings environmental management to SMEs

15. June 2017 - 10:39
Implementing an environmental management system can be challenging for small businesses. ISO’s new handbook has been designed to assist SMEs in improving their environmental performance using ISO 14001.

ISO 50001 highlighted as key tool for climate action at Clean Energy Ministerial

14. June 2017 - 9:51
With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the revision of ISO 50001 on energy management systems was given a major boost at the recently concluded Clean Energy...

Getting back to nature on World Environment Day

2. June 2017 - 11:00
Where would we be without nature? It is our life force, our source of survival. This year’s World Environment Day is focused on “connecting people to nature”, inviting us to think about how we are a part...

Organizational resilience made simple with new ISO standard

31. May 2017 - 9:15
Resilience is the key for any business wanting to thrive in an ever-changing world. A new standard just published will help put organizations in a better position to meet the challenges ahead.

Guidelines for optimizing use of management consultancies just published

30. May 2017 - 16:02
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....

Blockchain technology set to grow further with international standards in pipeline

29. May 2017 - 15:51
Blockchain technology holds immense promise to revolutionize financial transactions – and with it, improve a whole host of things from financial inclusion to efficiencies in government, health and all...

Putting waste to good use

29. May 2017 - 12:49
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...

The key to sustained business success with ISO 9004

29. May 2017 - 12:34
Why have some organizations been around for hundreds of years while others last only five minutes? The key is to create success that lasts. ISO&nbsp9004 gives guidance to help companies achieve “sustained...

Women in standardization: female empowerment for a better world

17. May 2017 - 14:46
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...

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,...

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