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Cultivating growth in Nigeria

19. June 2018 - 9:01
Agricultural products are the base of the Nigerian economy, supplying food for the Nigerian people as well as valuable cash crops for export to other countries. These days, the agricultural sector is developing...

Big step forward for the cocoa sector with new global standards in the pipeline

14. June 2018 - 13:55
As the demand for cocoa and chocolate rises, as seen over the last few years, so has the need to address many of the challenges faced by cocoa farmers in order to improve their livelihoods and that of...

New standard to improve safety in the nuclear sector

13. June 2018 - 15:33
Improving safety is a key objective of most industries and boosting the quality of the products and services that contribute to safety is necessary to achieve it. The nuclear sector is set to benefit with...

Calling all creatives! The #mycrazyidea Design Contest is now open

12. June 2018 - 9:03
To celebrate World Standards Day, IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) are organizing a...

New ISO standards for greener machine tools

12. June 2018 - 9:03
When the topic of energy efficiency comes up, energy-efficient machine tools don’t immediately spring to mind. Yet machine tools contain motors and auxiliary components whose energy demand varies widely...

Delivering a safer world

8. June 2018 - 10:20
A common expectation of improved safety in almost all aspects of our lives, from safer workplaces, to safer consumer products and food, highlights an important role for accreditation.

Putting the trust back into online reviews

7. June 2018 - 8:59
Consumer reviews play an increasingly strong role in purchasing decisions, but with a plethora of platforms and opinions, whose view can you trust? A new standard just published aims to put some order...

New standard for facility management just published

4. June 2018 - 9:50
If the future of work is all about employee experience1), what about the workplace? The need to keep on top of the ever-changing trends in how and where people work makes facility management an essential...

Winning the battle against plastic pollution with International Standards on World Environment Day!

4. June 2018 - 9:27
Plastic is an important material in our economy and daily lives. It has multiple functions that can help tackle a number of the challenges facing our society, be it packaging that ensures food safety and...

Celebrating constant evolution on World Metrology Day

20. May 2018 - 20:45
The SI system of international units of measurement is constantly adapting to the latest technology and scientific discoveries.

Data privacy by design: a new standard ensures consumer privacy at every step

11. May 2018 - 14:42
On the eve of new EU regulations, and in the wake of recent large-scale data privacy breaches, a new ISO committee is leading the way with guidelines that put the consumer back in control.

Action on climate change in the latest ISOfocus

8. May 2018 - 9:56
With climate change now squarely a priority on the public and political agenda, how are International Standards making a difference? Where do we need to go from here? And what do we do to get there?

The secret to unlocking green finance

8. May 2018 - 9:56
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) asserts that ours is the last generation that can stop climate change. We need to do this by changing to a zero-carbon, sustainable, cyclic economy. Yet...

EcoServices’ flight to eco-friendly skies

8. May 2018 - 9:56
One of the key challenges for the aviation industry over the coming years is how to continue delivering safe, reliable, efficient and cost-effective air travel as well as being environmentally responsible...

Building standards for the future we want

8. May 2018 - 9:56
Despite the international community’s best efforts, extreme weather events and slow-onset climate change continue to wreak havoc on our lives and livelihoods. Adaptation measures, however, will help us...

Big polluters take a stand

8. May 2018 - 9:56
The fight against climate change has unexpected allies with some of the heaviest-polluting industries joining its ranks. Why have they chosen to take a stand? And what are they doing to help clear the...

New technical specification for auditors of ISO 45001

3. May 2018 - 10:05
Hot on the heels of the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety comes a technical specification to ensure those auditing it are up to scratch.

Education sector to benefit from a new international management system standard

2. May 2018 - 11:49
Helping educational providers deliver a better service is the aim behind the world’s first international management system standard for the sector just published.

How ISO standards support World Day for Safety and Health at Work

27. April 2018 - 12:34
28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Celebrated under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO), whose recent statistics suggest that 2.78&nbspmillion people die from...